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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 worsen over time, so try to get the proper diagnosis and start treatment as soon as possible.

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 Virginia personal injury lawyers 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 or toll-free at (855) 781-6777 to learn more today.

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What types of accidents cause back and neck injuries?

Millions of Americans suffer from neck and back injuries. These injuries may be caused by heavy lifting, repetitive motion, or a traumatic event such as an automobile crash. These injuries may be localized in a particular spot or widespread across a larger region, such as the lower back. There are many types of back and neck injuries, and they may be caused by several factors, including strained or torn muscles and tendons, nerve damage, and spinal cord injuries.

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. Accidents that cause severe back and neck injuries include:

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What symptoms are caused by neck and back injuries?

The symptoms associated with different types of back and neck injuries vary. These injuries may be episodic, coming and going based on your level of activity and other factors, or they can be a persistent, nagging pain that’s always present.

Frequent symptoms of back and neck injuries include:

  • Chronic pain
  • Arm pain
  • Numbness
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle spasms
  • Headaches
  • Abnormal reflexes
  • Muscle tightness
  • Reduced mobility
  • Muscle weakness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty holding or carrying objects
  • Difficulty moving your head
  • Pain when walking, standing, or moving

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How are neck and back injuries diagnosed and treated?

If you’re experiencing neck or back pain that was caused by an accident, again, see your doctor right away. Start a timeline of when your symptoms began. Document your symptoms and start receiving treatment as soon as you can.

Your doctor will ask you to perform certain physical tasks and ask if it increases your pain. He or she will also order image tests, such as X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans, to try and pinpoint the cause of your pain.

After conducting several tests, your doctor may refer you to a specialist, such as an orthopedic surgeon or a neurologist who treats nerve damage. You may also work with a physical therapist who provides rehabilitative services for conditions such as whiplash, which is a serious soft tissue injury that occurs when a jolt abruptly jerks the head backward and forward.

A course of treatment for back and neck injuries may include:

  • Rest
  • Ultrasound
  • Medication
  • Surgery
  • Injections
  • Massage
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic care

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How can a Virginia personal injury lawyer help with back and neck injuries?

Insurance adjusters are trained to find ways to save the insurance company money. That can mean denying claims or making lowball offers that don’t come close to covering the true cost of your injuries. You need a Virginia back and neck injury attorney who will stand up to the insurance company and help you get a settlement that covers the true cost of your injuries.

Insurance companies may do everything possible to minimize the true extent of your injuries. They may attempt to deny your claims by arguing that your injuries weren’t really caused by the accident, especially if you have a history of neck or back issues.

To be successful, your back and neck injury lawyers must be able to:

  1. Prove that your injuries were caused by the accident.
  2. Demonstrate the severity of your injuries.
  3. Calculate the long-term damages caused by your injuries.
  4. Identify any party whose negligent actions contributed to your injuries.
  5. File a claim against all negligent parties.
  6. Take the other side to court if they refuse to make a reasonable settlement offer.

The experienced Virginia orthopedic injury lawyers at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys will use medical evidence to refute these faulty allegations.

To get the compensation you need to cover your medical bills and other expenses, Ken Gibson and John Singleton will use their deep knowledge and experience to take on the big insurance companies and win.

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What types of costs can I recover after a neck or back injury?

Some patients experience debilitating back and neck pain that prevents them from doing normal day-to-day activities like driving, walking, or sitting and working at a desk. Patients living with long-term chronic back and neck injuries experience constant pain and discomfort that dramatically reduce their quality of life.

When GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys files a claim or lawsuit for an accident that causes neck or back pain, it includes the following types of costs:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Medication
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy
  • Medical devices
  • Assisted living care

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What is paralysis?

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.

A severe accident, like a car wreck, can tear or rupture the spinal cord. This causes paralysis, which is the inability to move or feel sensations below the point of injury. For patients suffering from partial paralysis, also called paresis, there is some level of feeling and control over paralyzed muscles. When suffering from total paralysis, the patient can’t move or feel the paralyzed muscles at all.

Paraplegia refers to the loss of sensation and muscle control in both legs, and the affected region may also include the lower abdomen. For patients suffering from quadriplegia, paralysis affects all four limbs and the body from the point of injury downward.

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What is a herniated disk?

The intense impact resulting from an accident may damage one or more spinal disks. Disks are the rubbery pads of soft tissue that sit between the vertebrae. These flat, circular structures are held in place by ligaments, and they prevent the vertebrae from rubbing together. A herniated disk refers to a problem with the disk that causes pain.

An injury may cause a disk to swell or rupture, and this puts pressure on the vertebrae and surrounding nerves, leading to pain that drastically reduces the patient’s ability to move freely. The excruciating pain caused by a ruptured disk causes the following symptoms:

  • Pain that radiates down the buttocks, thighs, or genital area
  • Pain when coughing, sneezing, or laughing
  • Back and abdominal pain
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Numbness
  • Pain when moving your arms, hands, or fingers
  • Pain when turning your head or moving your neck
  • Pain when walking or bending over

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Call GibsonSingleton for a FREE consultation today

Our partners, Ken Gibson and John Singleton, are former members of the U.S. Marines. We consider it our 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 highest level of excellence.

Let us put our experience to work for you. Contact GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys today at (804) 413-6777 or toll-free at (855) 781-6777.

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Recent Back and Neck Injury Case Results

DISCLAIMER. Each case is handled based on the individual facts and circumstances of the case. These results are NOT indicative of the outcome of any potential case. All case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case, and these case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case undertaken by our firm.

  • $275,000 Compensation - Man suffered serious injuries to his head, neck, back, and shoulder in an auto accident.
  • $250,000 Compensation - Man suffered a neck injury when he was rear-ended by another driver.
  • $235,000 Compensation - Woman suffered neck and back injuries in an auto accident.

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