Experienced North Carolina lawyers who get results
Some people involved in car accidents suffer back injuries. Any type of back injury can be serious as it causes pain and limits mobility. In some cases, people are left unable to walk. Negligent drivers who cause accident need to be held accountable. You need an experienced car accident attorney to fight for you.
The lawyers at Brent Adams & Associates know that recovering the financial compensation you deserve after a car accident can be complicated. Insurance companies have extensive resources and high-powered attorneys they use to try to limit your compensation. We level the playing field to help you fight back.
We fight for compensation when you’ve been hurt due to negligence
There are many types of back injuries that can happen in a car accident. For example:
- Ligaments can be torn or stretched, resulting in back sprain.
- Tendons or muscles can be torn or stretched, resulting in back strain.
- There can be fractured vertebrae (the bones in the spinal column).
- Victims may suffer a herniated disk (one of the rubbery cushions between vertebrae) when it slips out of place.
- The spinal cord can be partially severed (incomplete spinal cord injury).
- The spinal cord can be completely severed (complete spinal cord injury).
A person with a back or spinal cord injury may require extensive medical treatment. Depending on the situation, this could involve surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy, medication, home health care, special medical equipment and multiple follow-up appointments with medical specialists. Recovery could take months or years. Some people are left with a permanent disability.
Medical expenses for treating a back injury can add up very quickly and become overwhelming. If a negligent driver caused your accident, you shouldn’t have to pay. But when trying to get the compensation you deserve, you will face many obstacles and challenges.
The other driver may have been speeding, driving aggressively, texting, falling asleep or was under the influence of alcohol or drug. But negligent drivers often deny doing anything wrong and don’t accept responsibility for what happened. That leaves you in a position of having to prove negligence.
Get the results you need and deserve
Then there is the driver’s insurance company. They want to pay you as little as possible. There are several tactics they use to try to pay you less. They’ll try to argue your back injuries isn’t that serious and will try to get you to undergo an independent medical exam. They may argue you were having back problems before the accident and may try to seek access to your medical records.
Another common tactic is to offer you a settlement. As your medical expenses add up and you worry about paying bill, it can be tempting to accept their offer. But their offer will far short of covering the damages you have suffered. They are just trying to save money.
We think you deserve better. Our attorneys build strong cases that insurance companies have to take seriously. Our legal team investigates your accident to get the facts. We gather evidence, including any video from traffic cameras. We carefully review all documentation – including accident reports and medical records. We identify and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
Our attorneys determine your total damages. This includes all expenses for treating your back injury – now and in the future. It includes lost wages if you can’t work. Other damages may include pain and suffering.
We are committed to helping you recover the maximum compensation possible – either through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict. Our firm has a long record of getting results for our clients. It’s just one reason the insurance companies hate us.
If you suffered a back injury in a North Carolina car accident, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. Contact us to schedule a free consultation. Our offices are located in Raleigh, Fayetteville, Dunn and Clinton.