How Much Money Can I Get for Neck & Back Pain After a Car Accident?
A personal injury attorney can determine the full cost of your accident
It doesn't matter what type of collision you were in - a rear-end crash on 14th Street in Leesburg, a sideswipe on U.S. Highway 441, or a rollover on I-75 - you may experience back and neck pain after a serious car accident.
Often described as throbbing, stabbing, stiff, or swollen, there are a variety of neck and back injuries that could be causing the pain, which is why you should seek immediate medical attention after a crash. Treatment for such injuries can be costly and may require long-term medical care, physical therapy, or multiple surgeries.
In Florida, the process of recovering compensation for car accident injuries can be complicated. The amount of money you're eligible to receive will depend on many factors, including the severity of your injury, the cost of your medical bills, and the impact your injury has had on your life.
You're allowed to pursue full compensation for your losses after a car accident in Florida, but to get the most out of your claim you need to understand the true cost of your injury both now and moving forward. That's not something you should trust an insurance adjuster to do.
An attorney can calculate the real value of your claim and advocate for the compensation you're entitled to.
Back and neck injuries that cause pain
Common car accident injuries that cause back and neck pain include:
- Whiplash - This is one of the most frequently sustained car accident injuries. It is caused by the fast and forceful back and forth motion your neck and head experience in a crash. If left untreated, whiplash can develop into chronic pain and limit movement for a lifetime.
- Concussion - Serious brain injuries can produce neck and back pain. Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) like concussions may lead to blurred vision, nerve pain, and loss of balance.
- Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) - All spine injuries are critical. The bones in your back protect the nerve column that controls your body functions. Herniated discs (sometimes called "slipped discs" or "ruptured discs") are a type of SCI that may cause a bulge in your back or neck.
- Muscle strain and referred pain - Injured people often rely on the less damaged parts of their bodies to compensate for weakness. This added burden can strain muscles and cause referred pain where there was none before.
How your pain is treated depends on the nature of your injury. Back and neck pain treatment may include medication, physical therapy, surgery, and lifelong care. Sometimes epidural steroid injections or radiofrequency neurotomy (a noninvasive procedure for pain relief) are recommended.
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At the Law Offices of Brent C. Miller, P.A., we have the knowledge, experience, and resources to handle every aspect of your claim. We've been representing crash victims in Central Florida for more than 30 years, and we know what it takes to build winning cases.
If you sustained a back or neck injury in a car accident that was not your fault, our team of legal professionals can fight for the compensation you need and deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced car accident attorney. We have offices in Tavares, The Villages, Inverness, and Clermont.