Virginia back injury lawyers
Back and neck injuries cause excruciating pain. They may limit your ability to move, and they may even cause paralysis. These injuries can severely diminish your quality of life.
If you’re experiencing neck or back pain after a car accident or some other type of trauma, see your doctor right away. These injuries can get worse over time, and you want to get the right diagnosis so you can start treatment.
Back and neck injuries often require extensive medical treatment followed by a long period of rest. In addition to astronomical medical bills, you may have to miss work for a while.
If your injuries were caused by another person’s careless behavior, the experienced trial attorney at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys will file a claim to help you get the money you need to get better.
Thanks to our Zero Fee Guarantee, you won’t owe us anything unless we win at trial or negotiate a settlement for you. Call (804) 413-6777 to learn more today.
The sudden impact of a car crash takes a major toll on your body, even if you’re wearing a seatbelt and your airbags engage. Other high-impact events, such as a fall, can also damage the hard and soft tissue in your neck and back, including nerves, bones, muscles, and tendons.
Accidents that cause severe back and neck injuries include:
- Car accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Slip and falls
- Sports injures
- Physical assault
Your spinal cord is a column of nerve tissue that runs from the base of the skull down the center of your back. It transmits messages from your brain to the rest of your body. The spinal cord is protected by the spinal column, a series of small circular bones called vertebrae.
Back and neck injuries may be caused by cracked, fractured, or dislocated vertebrae. A severe injury that ruptures the spine may cause paralysis.
The soft spaces between the vertebrae are known as disks. When a disk ruptures, it may cause a bulging, ruptured, or herniated disk.
Whiplash is a serious soft tissue injury that occurs when a jolt abruptly jerks the head backward and forward.
Frequent symptoms of a neck injury include:
- Chronic pain
- Arm pain
- Muscle spasms
- Abnormal reflexes
- Muscle tightness
- Difficulty concentrating
- Pain that radiates outward
- Difficulty moving your head
Back pain may be caused by a ruptured disk, arthritis, or torn and strained muscles and ligaments. Symptoms of back injuries include:
- Muscle weakness
- Difficulty walking, standing, or moving
- Pain in buttocks, thighs, or genital areas
- Pain radiating down legs
- Numbness or a tingling feeling
- Back and abdominal pain
Your doctor will use high-resolution imaging, such as MRIs and CT scans, to diagnose back and neck injuries. Then she will recommend a treatment plan that may include the following:
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractic care
An insurance adjuster is trained to find ways to save the company money. That means denying a claim or making a lowball offer that doesn’t come close to covering the true cost of your injuries.
The experienced Virginia orthopedic injury lawyers at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys will work wisely for you. We’ll file a claim against anyone whose negligent actions contributed to your injuries. And if the other side isn’t willing to make a reasonable offer, we’re always prepared to take them to court.
A neck or back personal injury claim includes the following types of damages:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced earning capacity
- Physical therapy
- Medical devices
- Assisted living care
Our partners, John Singleton and Ken Gibson, are former U.S. Marines. We consider it a calling to help people who have been harmed by someone else’s careless behavior. And we know what you’re going through because we’ve been there ourselves. We will treat you with compassion, and handle your case with the utmost excellence. Let us put our experience to work for you.
Contact GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys today at (804) 413-6777.
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Prevention, empathy, and diligence are hallmarks of everything we do at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. Our community can see these ideals lived out in our work to prevent personal injuries from happening.
- Safety Education
GibsonSingleton launches “Texts=Wrecks” campaign to reduce the number of people injured or killed by distracted drivers.
- Annual Coat Drive
During the fall, our team works to distribute coats to people in need in our community.
- Hands-on Service
John and Ken join the Gloucester Point Rotary Club in cleaning up the community.
- Supporting Local Schools
The Gibson family participates in Gloucester’s Botetourt Elementary Shuffle fundraiser.