Neck and Back Injuries Attorney
Louisiana Back and Neck Injury Lawyer
Herniated discs, whiplash, soft tissue damage, neck and back strain, and nerve impingement are some of the conditions that can result from accidents and repetitive stress injuries. Serious damage to the back and neck may result in partial or total Even less serious injuries can cause chronic pain, reduce your range of motion, and disrupt your work and home life. If your back or neck injury is the result of another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and wage loss.
Contact personal injury attorney Thomas V. Alonzo at (337) 704-2615 for a free, confidential evaluation of your claim.
Whiplash and Neck Injuries
A common neck injury is whiplash, which is caused by the quick forward and back motion of an impact, such as rear-end car collision. The jerking motion stretches neck ligaments, joints, and muscles too far, resulting in pain and secondary symptoms like dizziness or blurred vision. Whiplash can be moderate or severe, sometimes healing rapidly and other times resulting in a chronic neck condition. Damage to the soft tissue should heal within a few months, so if pain persists, there could be damage to the discs or joints which is more serious. If you have been in an accident and another party is at fault, you should not rush to settle the matter until you are fully aware of the extent of your injuries.
Back Injuries and Ruptured Discs
Vehicle collisions and work accidents often cause back injuries including fractures, muscle strain, inflammation, torn ligaments, and ruptured discs. The full effect of a back injury may not be apparent at first. You may experience pain just after the accident, but pain could also develop months later, as damaged spinal discs protrude and rupture. In order to protect yourself, it is important that you monitor your condition and do not agree to a settlement until you are aware of the extent of your injuries. If your back injury is the result of an accident that was caused by another, you might be entitled to a settlement that can help compensate you for your pain and suffering and wage loss and help you to get the medical care you need.