Back Injuries from Car Accidents
How Our McAllen Back Injury Attorney Can Help
Auto accidents usually take place at fairly high speeds. However, even if two vehicles are traveling at ten miles an hour, the impact can be deadly due to the forces involved. This means that even seemingly minor car accidents can result in serious injuries, including back injuries. In fact, one of the most common types of car crash-related injuries is back pain.
If you suffered a back injury in a car accident in McAllen or the surrounding areas, reach out to Tijerina Legal Group, P.C. for the sound legal guidance you need. Since 2008, our firm has been helping car accident victims get back on their feet and move forward after serious crashes and devastating injuries. Our founding partner, Humberto Tijerina, is an award-winning trial lawyer who is ready to fight tirelessly for the maximum compensation you are owed.
Give us a call at (956) 777-7700 to request a free initial consultation. There are no fees unless we win your case!
How Car Accidents Cause Back Injuries
Back injuries from car accidents are extremely common. From spinal cord injuries to severe neck trauma, these injuries can be extremely catastrophic. Your back not only connects major muscle groups but is also used by the body to stabilize itself. Damage to this area of the body, therefore, can result in severe pain and chronic mobility issues.
The human body has three major groups of back muscles:
- The extensors
- The flexors
- The obliques
Together, they are responsible for the movement and power our backs provide us.
During a car crash, the vehicle is not the only thing in motion. Believe it or not, you are traveling at the same speed as your vehicle. When the car slams into another vehicle or object, it creates a whiplash effect, and your back can be severely injured as a result.
Types of Car Accident-Related Back Injuries
Some of the most common back injuries resulting from car accidents include:
- Slipped discs
- Herniated discs
- Spinal fractures
- Compressed spinal nerves
- Nerve damage
- Spinal cord injuries
These and other common back injuries can have myriad effects, ranging from chronic pain and loss of mobility and function. Treatment for such injuries is often extensive, long-lasting, and incredibly costly. The good news is that if someone else was responsible for the accident that caused your back injuries, you could be entitled to compensation for your damages.
Compensation for Back Injuries Resulting from Car Accidents
Back injuries are some of the worst types of injuries sustained in auto accidents. While extremely painful in their own right, broken arms and legs typically heal after three to four months. With back injuries, however, treatment can last months to years. Even after physical therapy, many back injuries never fully heal.
Treating a back injury can easily cost hundreds of thousands—if not millions—of dollars over the course of the victim’s lifetime. On top of this, victims are often unable to work, either while they are healing or indefinitely if their injury is disabling.
At Tijerina Legal Group, P.C., we seek maximum compensation for our clients to assist with their:
- Medical bills and treatment costs
- Lost income/wages
- Ongoing and future medical expenses
- Future lost earnings and loss of earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and trauma
The back is a complex system of muscles and nerves. We utilize our back for just about everything we do, from breathing to eating to moving around—even sitting down at a desk working still activates certain back muscles. If you have sustained a back injury from an auto accident, a McAllen car accident attorney may be your best bet in securing compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Mr. Tijerina is one of McAllen’s leading personal injury lawyers with a proven record of success, having secured millions of dollars in compensation for his clients. He and his team have what it takes to help you navigate the legal process and seek the fair compensation you deserve after a serious accident-related back injury. We offer legal services in English and Spanish and do not charge any attorney’s fees unless we recover a settlement or verdict on your behalf.
Contact Our Team Today
A McAllen car accident back injury lawyer, like Mr. Tijerina, knows how to fight to get you compensated for your losses. We are ready to take on major insurance providers and handle all of the legal aspects of your claim so that you can focus on your physical recovery.