If you or a loved one suffered a back injury caused by a NYC auto accident, proving your injuries were caused by the accident may be difficult without an experienced attorney, especially if you had back pain in the past or were involved in a prior accident where you claimed or sustained back injuries, sometime referred to as a pre-existing injury. Insurance companies are famous for claiming that your injuries were not a result of the car crash at issue.
At Michael J. Redenburg, Esq., PC, we have more than a decade of experience protecting the rights of injury victims and connecting serious injuries to your car accident and other situations that resulted from another person or company's negligence. Contact us for a free case evaluation to learn if you may qualify for compensation. We never charge any fees unless we win your case and you receive a settlement. That's our No Win-No Fee promise to you in NYC auto accident cases!
Below you can learn more about back injuries that can result from car crashes and how your NYC Car Accident Lawyer can help you establish that your back injury is a result of your car accident.
Common Back Injuries Caused by Car Accidents
Although there are many different types of back injuries that could result from an auto wreck, some of the more common types we see are:
- Whiplash – This is often classified as a neck injury, however, the cervical spine, which is the uppermost part of the spine, is often affected by a whiplash injury. Symptoms often do not appear for days or even a week after the car crash.
- Herniated discs – Discs are the cushions between the spinal vertebrae which help keep the bones from rubbing against each other. These discs become herniated when they are moved or torn, which can cause spinal nerve damage and can sometimes even require surgical intervention.
- Spinal cord injuries – Damage to the spinal cord may result in nerve damage, muscle weakness, breathing issues, numbness, loss of control of bodily functions and in the worst case scenario – paralysis.
If you sustained any of the above-mentioned back injuries or something similar due to an NYC auto accident, you may be eligible to receive money in a personal injury action to cover medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of income and other damages. Contact Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC, to discuss your case for free. We charge no lawyer fees unless we secure a settlement or verdict in your favor. Call 212-240-9465.