A Philadelphia car accident back injury lawyer from the Pearce Law Firm can help you throughout this process.
Understanding the Severity of Back Injuries
A back injury could be anything from a fractured vertebra to a severing of the nerves in the spinal cord. Back injuries can greatly decrease your mobility, limiting the types of activities you can take part in and greatly reducing your quality of life.
Pain and other sensations can be another issue as almost all signals from the body travel through the spinal cord to the brain. This means you may feel pain when you shouldn’t, or you may not feel things that you should.
Symptoms of Back Injuries
Extensive testing is required to determine the full extent of a back injury, and limited movement is almost guaranteed to be a part of the treatment plan. Some of the most common symptoms that occur when you have a back injury include the following:
- Difficulty getting comfortable, whether standing, sitting, or lying down
- Back pain and limited mobility
- Headaches and migraines
- Loss of sensation or tingling sensation in the extremities
Because you might not notice the severity of your back problems right away, you could be injured far more than you think. After any car accident, you should always see your doctor for a full medical evaluation.
Financial Loss from an Accident-Related Back Injury
Because back injuries can be extremely serious accident injuries, the financial loss can extend much further than just the treatment expenses. You will most likely need ongoing testing and consultations with several different types of doctors, as well as home medical equipment and modifications to your home and vehicle to accommodate the injury.
Long-term pain medication and physical therapy might also be necessary for your recovery. All of this can add up to quite a financial burden and doesn’t even take into account the lost income from not being able to work.
Our Lawyers Can Help You Seek Justice
If you have suffered a back injury in a car accident because of someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to financial compensation that could help you move forward.
Rather than suffer from a back injury alone, let the experienced attorneys at the Pearce Law Firm navigate the process on your behalf and get you the compensation you deserve. To begin, please call our office at 215-557-8686 or complete the form at the bottom of this page for a free consultation.