At Rosenberg & Gluck, our car accident attorneys in Suffolk County understand the degree of pain and suffering that back and neck injuries can create, resulting in extreme physical stress and permanent disability. On top of that, we also recognize the additional mental suffering that can come when victims have medical bills and automotive repair bills to pay. It is a lot to take on all at once, which is why you need a reliable attorney to stand by you and help.
We rely on chiropractors, physicians, radiologists, surgeons, neurologists, accident reconstruction experts, and other professionals to help us establish liability in the event of car or other accident and determine damages for compensation in neck and back injury cases.
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Spine fractures and herniated or bulging discs often occur as a result of motor vehicle accidents. Doctors can treat many back injuries without resorting to surgery, but in certain cases that involve nerve damage or other serious injuries, surgery may be recommended. Complicated surgeries, like herniated disc surgery, involve considerable expense, ranging anywhere from $20,000 to $50,000 without insurance and up to $2,000 for a victim with coverage, which is the base cost to consider. If the deductible on the insurance plan has not yet been met, that number could be much higher.
Back and neck injuries are commonly caused by car accidents and other types of traffic accidents. Insurance company lawyers and adjusters work diligently to undermine the severity of pain and expense such injuries cause because as most of us have learned, insurance companies will do anything they can to avoid paying any or all costs of an accident. It is especially important to note that for some victims who have a medical history stating previous neck or back pain, this can work even more in the insurance company’s favor – they may try to assert that your pain was preexisting, even though both you and our experienced attorneys know that a car wreck would indeed exacerbate and worsen symptoms of existing back or neck pain.
For effective representation, in-depth knowledge of complex medical conditions such as herniated and bulging discs, rotator cuff injury, pinched nerves, and neck disc compression is vital. When lawyers lack the necessary medical understanding and legal expertise to handle these claims with insurance companies, they may fail to evaluate the case properly and not obtain fair compensation for the client.
Back pain costs Americans around $15 billion per year for medical care and disability payments, and mechanical low back pain is one of the most common complaints expressed to emergency physicians in the United States. It accounts for more than 6 million cases annually, and according to national back pain statistics, over 80% of people in America will end up experiencing mild to severe back pain at some point in their lives. As a health problem, back pain is the 3rd most expensive disorder, after heart disease and cancer.
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A common form of neck injury frequently experienced during rear end collisions is whiplash, which throws the head backward and then forward. Whiplash damages soft tissues in the spine area, and if severe, can cause a disc to herniate or rupture. Compared with other neck injuries, whiplash is usually less serious. However, adverse effects such as headaches, double vision, neck pain, dizziness, concentration difficulty, and other discomforts may be acute, or become chronic when left untreated. Generally, whiplash symptoms appear within 24 hours of an accident, and medical attention should be sought immediately. In particular, people who have experienced whiplash once or more times before in their life, older people, or people who struggle with existing pain in their back or neck need to be especially careful after a car accident.
As a general rule of thumb, all neck traumas should receive immediate medical treatment. Pinched nerves, cracked vertebrae, and spinal cord injury negatively impact other areas of the body, sometimes with long-lasting side effects. If not examined after an accident and then monitored, spinal cord injuries can result in paralysis. Disruptions in the ability to eat, imbalances in the circulatory and nervous systems and other vital body functions make normal life difficult. Back and neck injury can lessen your ability to work, get exercise and stay active which can later lead to other health issues if your inability to move lasts for an extended period of time.
While the task of healing can be long and exhausting, legal guidance can take care of financial worries and provide a means for covering the expense of necessary medical treatment so you can focus on taking care of yourself and your family.
If you suffer from neck or back injury as a result of a car or other motor vehicle accident, seek legal help as soon as possible. At Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP, we provide clients with decades of expertise. We have a history of obtaining significant verdicts for neck and back injury cases, including herniated and bulging discs. Our personal injury lawyers represent clients throughout Long Island, Nassau County, and Suffolk County and strive to recover maximum compensation on your behalf. Cases are taken on a contingency fee basis meaning that unless we win your case, you do not have to pay us a dime.
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If you have recently been in a car accident and suffered from a back or neck injury, you are probably under immense stress and pressure while also dealing with the pain you are experiencing. Take advantage of a free consultation with the dedicated professionals at Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP to evaluate your case. We can visit you at home or in the hospital if you are unable to travel, and arrange weekend and evening appointments as needed. Call (631) 451-7900 today.
Located in Suffolk County, our personal injury lawyers are willing to meet with you at a convenient location to discuss your personal injury claim and help you decide the best way to proceed. Though we have been successfully handling personal injury cases involving minor to severe back and neck injuries, each case is different and requires a unique approach to how it should be addressed. Initial consultations with our firm are always free, so please contact us today.