Cape Cod Back Injury Lawyer
Dependable Car Accident Injury Representation
Your back is an intricate structure of bones, muscles, and other tissues that extend from your neck to your pelvis. The centerpiece is the spinal column, which houses and protects the spinal cord – the delicate nervous system that carries signals that control the body's movements and sensations. A person can sustain a back injury from sports injuries, falls from heights, work-related accidents, or a sudden jolt in a car accident.
The Law Office of Scott B. Brilliant represents clients who have incurred all types of back injuries in Cape Cod, including:
- Sprains and strains
- Spondylolisthesis – slipping of the vertebra that can occur at the base of the spine
- A herniated disc, also called a protruding, bulging, or ruptured disc
- Cervical radiculopathy – compression to nerve roots in the cervical area that can cause pain, weakness, and loss of sensation in the neck, arms, or shoulders
- Cauda equina syndrome – when disc material gets pushed into the spinal canal and compresses the lumbar and sacral nerve roots
- Fractured vertebrae
If you’ve been injured in an accident leading to a back injury in Cape Cod, call (888) 605-5847 to have your case evaluated by an experienced car accident attorney.
The Devastating Effects of Back Injuries
Back injuries resulting from car accidents can cause a significant amount of pain and discomfort and they can limit movement. Depending on the severity of the injury, treatment options may include medication, ice, bed rest, physical therapy, and in serious cases surgery. Unfortunately, back pain can interfere with one's work, the ability to sleep, the ability to perform routine activities, and the ability to exercise and participate in recreational activities. In serious cases where a herniated disc is left untreated, it can result in permanent neurological damage and cauda equina syndrome.
While acute or short-term lower back pain will generally subside within a few weeks, most acute back pain that is mechanical and the result of trauma to the lower back as in a car accident can cause:
- Stress on the spinal bones and tissues
- Muscle aches
- Shooting or stabbing pains
- Limited flexibility or range of motion
- Inability to stand straight
- Chronic back pain (pain that lasts longer than 3 months)
What Is a Fair Settlement for a Back Injury Claim?
The settlement figure for a back injury can vary greatly depending on a variety of factors, including the type and severity of the injuries. The amount of the award will also be affected by the losses you have incurred, both economical and non-economical.
Common damages suffered by back injury victims include:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of opportunity
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
An experienced car accident attorney at the Law Office of Scott B. Brilliant can help you determine how much your claim is worth and fight for the money you are owed.
Contact the Law Office of Scott B. Brilliant
If your back was injured in a car accident, I urge you to contact me at the Law Office of Scott B. Brilliant. Not only am I a seasoned back injury lawyer in Cape Cod, but I am a former insurance adjuster as well, thereby making me uniquely qualified to go up against large insurance companies. When you work with a skilled personal injury lawyer, you have much improved chances of receiving the compensation that you deserve.
I serve the injured in Bourne, Stoughton, Barnstable County, Buzzards Bay, Canton, Easton, Falmouth, Holbrook, Mansfield, Middleborough, Plymouth, Randolph, Sandwich, Sharon, and Wareham.
Thank you for all you’ve done on our behalf since our accident.- P.S.
All your expertise in this matter was done perfectly.- M.K.
Friendly, professional and gets results.- Heather E.
I feel I got the best settlement possible.- C.P
Attorney Brilliant was excellent.- E.B