Back Injuries and Personal Injury Lawsuits
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One of the most confusing types of injuries in the medical field is back injuries. An injury that can seem completely innocuous and harmless can potentially lead to a life in a wheelchair. Even though instances like that are very rare, there are thousands of documented cases throughout the years where a simply innocuous back injury wasn’t properly or quickly treated and it’s lead to a completely debilitating result for the victim. Most often back pain is defined as chronic or acute pain.
Types of Back Injuries
There are 24 vertebrae bones which make up the spine. Not all back injuries are the same, there are many different possible types, including:
- Lumbar Spinal Problems
- Slipped Disks
- Facet Join Problems
- Herniated Disks
- Sciatica (Leg Pain from the Spinal Cord)
If you’ve suffered a back injury as the result of another’s negligent actions, there are two simple steps that you need to follow.
Seek Immediate Medical Attention – Step One
Even if the back injury you’ve suffered seems to be a minor one, you’re able to move and walk around with little to no limitations, that doesn’t mean that you’ve not suffered an injury that’s potentially serious. The back is something that remains a medical science mystery and the conditions arising from a back injury can present themselves even years after the incident occurred.
If you’ve injured your back you’ll want to seek medical attention immediately. Ensure that you explain the entire situation completely and thoroughly, report all of the pain regardless of how minor or severe. Your doctor should understand that a back injury is something that requires close scrutiny and you should hold the expectation of having to undergo many different tests to ensure that there’s nothing serious wrong with you or your back.
Contact a Lawyer Immediately After – Step Two
Once you’ve had your medical needs attended to, you should contact a personal injury lawyer that specializes in back injuries right afterward. As mentioned previously, back injuries can seem innocuous at first and pop up as a severe problem years down the road. In these special instances, any relevant statute of limitations may not be held against you. This is a question that’s only able to be answered by a personal injury lawyer and you owe it to yourself to call The Doan Law Firm today and speak with a back injury specialized lawyer to find out all of the rights available to you.
One other thing that you should remember is that your initial legal consultation with The Doan Law Firm will be completely free of charge and when you call your lawyer will listen to all of the facts that led up to your back injury. They’ll make the determination on whether or not there’s additional investigation warranted and then give advice as to whether or not pursuing a legal claim is worthwhile.
Back Injury Legal Claims
Once there is a collective agreement that a personal injury claim for your back injury needs to be pursued, your lawyer is going to ask you to sign an agreement called a retainer. Once the agreement is signed your fee could be very low, or nothing at all, until you’ve received some form of financial recovery. The majority of personal injury cases will work on something called a contingency fee, if we don’t win, you don’t pay. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to protect your interests legally. Contact a lawyer at The Doan Law Firm today for a free consultation. We’re here 24/7/365 to answer your call and provide a free consultation, call now at (800) 349-0000.
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