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Car Accidents and Neck & Back Injury

What Is Neck & Back Injury?

Our experience as handling car accident injury claims gives us a unique insight as to howRear-End Car Accidents and Neck & Back Injury terrible these accident can be and how bad the injuries they cause are. The most common type of injury are “Neck & Back Injury” injuries caused by rear-end car accidents. These rear-end car accidents are the most frequent type of accident, accounting for nearly 29% of all accidents.

There are a number of studies that have determined that the chief mechanism in Neck & Back Injury injuries is the head being quickly thrown backward and then forward, which is exactly what happens you’re your vehicle is struck from behind.

These “Neck & Back Injury” type injuries often referred to as “soft tissue” injuries generally do not require surgical repair and recovery usually only lasts 6 to 12 months. Despite this, there is a substantial portion of the population involved in these rear end collisions that end up having permanent issues with their cervical spine. Rear-End Car Accidents and Neck & Back InjurySuch injuries leave the victim more susceptible to future re-injury and sometimes accelerate arthritic disease of the spine.

Physicians who specialize in treating spinal injuries often opine this permanent damage is caused by microscopic tears in the soft tissues surrounding the cervical spine. These small tears, caused by the deceleration/acceleration forces, develop microscopic scar tissue it they heal. This scar tissue can be a contributing factor to long term problems resulting from these accidental injuries.

 

What Causes Rear-End Car Accidents?

Distracted driving causes a lot of accidents, but it is an even more prevalent cause of rear-end car accidents. A study done in 2007 by the NHTSA shows that nearly 87% of all rear-end car accidents involved a distracted driver. That is more than double any other type of crash. As cell phones and These rear end collisions are increasing as cell phone usage and other driver distraction features in

 

What Are They Symptoms of Neck & Back Injury?

“Neck & Back Injury”, when more severe may be associated with headaches, dizziness, burning and tingling in the neck which may radiate into the shoulder.  Some people even experience cognitive/psychological conditions such as memory loss, concentration impairment and sleep disturbances as well as fatigue or depression.  “Neck & Back Injury” injuries typical treatment will include pain medications, and anti-inflammatory drugs.  For more severe injuries there may be home exercise for range of motion and improvement, as well as physical therapy which could include a heat application, ultrasound and massage.

For those people who do not recover within 6 to 12 months after the collision, the future is uncertain.  Medicine to date does not have a cure, or a clear explanation why some people do better than others.  When pain does become chronic or persistent, the injured person may then be faced with a necessity of treatment at a pain clinic to learn to deal with long term pain.  People who suffer “chronic” pain often suffer side effects including severe depression, sleep interruption, and fatigue.  For general discussion of pain and treatment click here.

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Our Fees

It cost $0 up front to hire our office. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we settle your case or obtain a verdict on your behalf.

If we’re unable to obtain a settlement of verdict for you we eat the costs we’ve advanced to litigate your case, which includes costs for ordering medical records, filing your case, hiring experts, deposing witnesses, and many other things.

If we do settle your case or obtain a verdict for you our standard rate is 33% of the settlement or verdict, plus reimbursement for the expense we’ve previously advanced. Our fee never increases like some personal injury attorneys, even if we have to take your case to trial.

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As a victim, establishing damages, negotiating with the insurance company, or filing a lawsuit can be daunting and next to impossible without the assistance of an experienced lawyer. As a result, if you have been hurt in an accident, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled under Indiana law.

Why Hire?

Choosing an attorney that has experience dealing with personal injury law is important to protect your legal rights. If you are trying to recover damages from a business or other type of organization, you can bet that they are going to have a legal team on their side.

Medical Bills

If you were injured by an accident you may be struggling to determine who is responsible for paying your medical bills and holding them accountable. Speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer at The Law Office of William W. Hurst and learn if we may be able to help.

Recovery

After you have been injured, you are entitled to compensation. The type and amount of compensation depends on the injury, bills, the cause of the injury, negligence/bad faith of the defendant, etc. The attorney you retain can also heavy influence your recovery through knowledge, experience, and dedication. Legal terms and phrases can be confusing even after you retain an attorney. If you have been injured, you may wonder how much your case is worth or what your “damages” are. The worse the injuries, the higher the value of the case and the greater need for an experienced attorney