Fort Lauderdale Neck and Back Injury Attorney
Representing accident victims with painful neck and back injuries
Neck and back injuries are some of the most common injuries that result from motor vehicle accidents. For this reason, experienced neck and back injury lawyer Joseph J. LoRusso is highly familiar with the pain, suffering, and complications that an individual suffers after sustaining a neck or back injury. These injuries can often have a substantial negative impact on your finances, as well.
If your auto accident was caused by a negligent party, that party should fully reimburse you for all of your losses. Mr. LoRusso works to help auto accident victims who have suffered neck or back injuries recover for all of their losses from the responsible party, so please contact our office today for assistance.
Cases involving whiplash
“Whiplash”1 is itself not a medical diagnosis, however, it is a common term used to describe a range of possible soft tissue injuries in the neck that are commonly caused in car collisions. These strains and sprains of the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the neck occur when the head suddenly jerks forward or backward and then snaps back in the other direction, similar to the cracking of a whip. This motion is very common in a motor vehicle collision, especially in a rear-end crash.
Though, in some cases, whiplash injuries simply require rest and pain medication, other whiplash victims require more extensive and costly therapy and other types of treatment. Additionally, a persisting painful neck injury can interfere with your ability to work, play sports, or return to your normal life.
Common back injuries suffered in auto accidents
Any type of back injury can be extremely painful and can prevent you from working or even moving around at all. Back injuries often require significant medical treatment including emergency care, visits to specialists, surgeries, physical therapy, and more. Some of the more severe types of back injuries can cause temporary or permanent disability in victims.
The following are some common back injuries that auto collision victims may sustain:
- Strains or tears in the muscle tissue surrounding the spinal cord
- Bulging discs
- Pinched nerves
- Herniated discs2
- Fractured vertebra
- Damage to the spinal cord itself
Discuss your case for free with an experienced Ft. Lauderdale neck and back injury lawyer today
Many people who suffer neck or back injuries do not consult with a doctor or an attorney following an accident because they believe their injury is relatively minor and will simply clear up on its own. However, too many of these auto accident victims find that the injury persists, worsens, and can affect their quality of life and their finances for a long time. For this reason, it is always a good idea to undergo a medical evaluation following your accident and to consult with an experienced Fort Lauderdale neck and back injury attorney to discuss a possible legal claim.
South Florida attorney Joseph J. LoRusso has extensive experience assisting clients file successful neck and back injury claims in Fort Lauderdale and its surrounding areas. Please feel free to fill out our online contact form or call (954) 715-3260 to schedule a free consultation today.