During the force of a collision, people instinctively brace themselves, using the arms, legs and back muscles, with the back taking a lot of the impact. Absorbing this force can cause severe injury, including broken bones, herniated discs, lumbar strain, sacroiliac dysfunction, and other soft-tissue injuries.
In addition, in many cases, the impact will cause your neck to move very quickly in the opposite direction and back into place, causing whiplash or thoracic sprain, painful soft-tissue, and even brain and spinal cord injuries.
Unfortunately, although these kinds of soft-tissue injuries can be excruciating and debilitating, they are, in many cases, not taken seriously by insurance adjusters, because they can be difficult to prove. Our personal injury and wrongful death lawyers understand what is necessary to offer adequate proof of the severity of these injuries, usually involving documented medical treatment and examinations by qualified physicians, physical therapists, pain specialists and surgeons.
Whiplash Injuries and Neck Pain
Have you suffered painful neck and back injuries? You could be entitled to compensation from the person who caused the accident in which these injuries were sustained. Learn what we can do to help by contacting our lawyers online or by calling 337-326-4315 to schedule your free initial consultation. A Lafayette neck and back injury attorney at the firm serves all over the state of Louisiana so please feel free to contact us no matter where you are at.