Was Your Back Injured In A Car Accident?
One of the most difficult-to-diagnose, and yet most painful issues to result from car accidents can be back injuries and back pain.
Arguably the center of the whole body’s function, the back is the a delicate structure of bones, nerves, tissue, muscles, and discs, all of which can alter the entire body’s ability to perform properly if they are tampered with or injured in any way.
Even the most minor back injury can cause chronic pain that makes it difficult to stand, sit, sleep, and even work.
Some of the more serious back injuries include: slipped discs, spinal cord injuries, and compression fractures. However, even whiplash or more minor nerve and tissue damage can result in long term chronic issues like migraine headaches, leg and arm pain, hernias, and more.
Proving a Back Injury
If your back injury was a direct result of the accident, and easily diagnosed by a doctor, you will have a much simpler time getting the compensation you deserve from the insurance companies.
However, if your back injury developed as a chronic condition as a result of the accident, it can be harder to prove the correlation, and therefore more difficult to secure the compensation you deserve. Knowing how to handle post-accident situations can be the first step to getting the financial security to which you are entitled.
After an accident:
- Call emergency services. Police will need to come and document the accident, file a report, and determine the fault. If anyone is visibly injured or complaining of pain at all, request medical personnel assist with the accident.
- Visit your doctor. Even if you don’t “feel” injured, you may not notice a smaller back or neck injury as an immediate result of the accident due to the turmoil and chaos immediately following the collision, but a doctor can diagnose injuries and treat them before they become larger, chronic problems. It is also important to have a doctor document any injuries for which you might need compensation.
- Call a personal injury attorney. Don’t ever try to deal with the insurance companies on your own, because their biggest goal is their bottom line. You are worth more than an arbitrary number that an insurance company assigns you, and you deserve experienced and educated help to get that.
Speak With an Indiana Injury Attorney – Call Wagner Reese First
Whatever you do, never speak to an insurance company, or agree to sign any paperwork before you talk to us! We are here to fight for you and your rights, and to get you the settlement you deserve to make a full recovery from your accident. Call us today at (888) 204-8440 to schedule a free consultation.