If you’ve had the misfortune of injuring your back in an auto accident, you may be in a lot of pain. You may also have trouble doing everything that you used to be able to do.  Attorney Eric Woods and his staff understand how frustrating that can be.  We are here to help.

If you have a back injury, it’s very important that you get good medical treatment. We can help you get the treatment you need, even if you don’t have medical insurance or if you are underinsured.

If your injury was caused by the negligence of another driver, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.  If you have a serious injury, compensation may cover the cost of your medical treatment as well as payment to compensate you for the effect that the injury has had on your life.

How much money you may be awarded will depend on the type of injury and its impact on various parts of your daily life.  These are some things that can affect compensation payments:

  • How long you are affected by the injury.  Some back injuries may cause only temporary pain and not cause any bad long-term effects.  Other injuries, unfortunately, can result in long-term or permanent back pain, or other long-term problems such as stiffness, scarring, or disfigurement.  The longer the effects of the injury are expected to last, the higher your compensation may be.
  • How much the injury affects your earning ability?  If your injury interferes with your ability to work, you could be compensated considerably more for long-term losses of earnings.
  • How much the injury affects your day-to-day activities? If your back injury affects your family life and recreational pursuits, you may be entitled to compensation for that as well.

A personal injury attorney will explain more about how these factors will affect your potential case.

There are many different types of back injuries caused by auto accidents.  Injuries to the upper back or to the spinal cord are often the most serious, but any back injury can cause a great deal of pain and impairment.

Treatment for back injuries varies widely depending on the type and severity of the injury.  Some people only need to take pain medications for a little while. Others may need surgery and have long-term problems.

We have had a lot of experience helping people who have had many different kinds of back injuries in vehicle accidents.  Eric Woods has more than 30 years of experience in personal injury law, and the staff are very knowledgeable and helpful.  We will walk you through the process of getting compensation for your injuries.  We make it as easy for you as possible, so you can focus your energies on getting better. Fill out our Contact Form and we will be able to answer any questions you have.