San Jose and Salinas Attorneys Representing California Spinal Cord Injury Victims
The most common cause of neck and back pain is injury, and the majority of those injuries are caused by an accident. As the only species that moves upright on two feet, humans already put immense strain on the vertebrae and extensive network of muscles, tendons and ligaments running from the neck and cervical spine to the lower back and the lumbar region. Sometimes, even a small accident can cause serious injury and acute, chronic pain.
Common causes of back injuries include car accidents, slip and fall accidents and work accidents. Motorcycle and bicycle crashes also contribute to a large portion of major back problems. Other sources for this type of injury include premises liability and defective products.
The Accident Recovery Legal Center Can Help
For more than 30 years, the personal injury lawyers at the Accident Recovery Legal Center have helped people throughout Salinas and San Jose recover damages for accidents resulting in debilitating neck and/or spinal cord injuries.
Neck & Spinal Injuries Are No Laughing Matter
The neck and cervical spine are especially susceptible to injury. Your neck supports your approximately 12-pound head and is exceedingly flexible. Whiplash, which is common in auto collisions, occurs when neck ligaments and tendons stretch beyond their normal range of motion as your head is thrown forward, backward and/or sideways. Whiplash can be minor, characterized by mild discomfort from muscle strain. But it can also be quite serious, especially if it results in nerve damage.
Other examples of severe neck and spine injuries include:
Consult An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Now
Because so many Americans suffer from neck pain caused by injury, insurance companies reflexively question and challenge claims, even for some of the most severe neck and spinal cord injuries. It is imperative to seek help from an experienced injury attorney as soon as possible, even if you don’t think you’re seriously hurt. Some injuries get worse over time. Have the doctor examine you within 72 hours of any accident and make sure you receive comprehensive documentation.
It is in your own best interest to consult an attorney before speaking with an insurance company representative. Under no circumstances should you sign away your right to full and fair compensation by agreeing to a quick settlement.
Let’s Get To Work
A consultation with one of the experienced personal injury lawyers at the Accident Recovery Legal Center is free, but learning more about how to protect your rights is invaluable. To schedule an appointment, please contact us online or call one of our offices in either Salinas or San Jose.