Lawyers for Back & Neck Injuries in Pittsburgh, PA
Experienced Injury Lawyers Help Back & Neck Injury Victims Get Fair Compensation in Pittsburgh and Across Western PA
Back and neck injuries are often extremely painful when they happen—every small motion can produce a shock of pain. Unfortunately, many back and neck injury victims find that the pain does not entirely subside with time, even after the injury has healed. If you hurt your back or neck at work, in a car accident, or even think you were a victim of medical malpractice, our experienced injury lawyers at Berger Lagnese & Paul, LLC can help.
Pennsylvania personal injury law gives you the right to pursue compensation from someone who caused your accident. Of course, knowing that your right to compensation exists does very little to help. Most of our injured clients come to us with any number of questions, including:
- How much is my case worth?
- What if the insurance company offers a lowball settlement?
- How do you file paperwork with the courts?
- How much time do I have to decide to sue?
Suffered A Back Or Neck Injury And Have Questions? We Can Help, Tell Us What Happened.
Our top-rated lawyers are here to walk you through the legal process and fight for your right to get every dollar you deserve.
Back and neck injury cases can be complex. Insurance companies don’t always deal with accident victims fairly—even if it is your own insurance carrier. At Berger Lagnese & Paul, LLC, we have dedicated our careers to advocating for injured clients’ rights. To learn more about how we can help in your case, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Pittsburgh back and neck injury lawyer today.
Common Causes of Back & Neck Injuries
For some people, simply bending or twisting in the wrong way can cause a back or neck injury. In most cases, serious back and neck injuries are caused by some type of accident or stress. Common causes of back and neck injuries include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Construction accidents
- Repetitive motions, often in the workplace
- Slip and fall accidents
- Lifting heavy objects
- Crush injuries caused by falling objects
- Medical malpractice
- Sports accidents
Regardless of how your back or neck injury happened, these types of injuries can impact your ability to move your entire body. Even if only a small portion of the back is injured, you might find yourself battling chronic pain that can be extremely difficult to treat. In some cases, you might have to find a new job, especially if your injury was caused by repetitive motion on the job.
Examples of back and neck injuries include:
- Disc injuries, which are injuries to the cartilage that separates the vertebrae in the spine
- Whiplash, which is commonly caused by motor vehicle accidents where the neck is forcefully jolted back and forth (and can also be accompanied by brain injuries)
- Spinal cord damage, which can cause tingling sensations in the limbs, bowel and bladder problems and even paralysis in extreme cases
- Strains or nerve damage, which can be extremely painful and difficult to treat
- Soft tissue damage to the muscles and ligaments
Skilled Accident Lawyers Fight to Get Full Compensation for Pittsburgh Back & Neck Injury Victims
Getting full compensation for back and neck injuries is particularly important because some of these injuries can have lasting effects. While you may be expected to recover, you might not be able to return to work for an extended period because of the pain. Painkillers, cortisone shots and even surgery can be effective in treating back and neck injuries. However, to fully heal, most patients need rest and immobility.
When someone else caused your accident, that party can be held financially accountable for the consequences. Your compensation should include damages for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost future wages
- Vocational rehabilitation if you cannot return to the same type of job
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life if your injury is expected to have a lasting impact
At Berger Lagnese & Paul, LLC, our lawyers have experience in both personal injury and medical malpractice law. That means that, in addition to our legal knowledge, we have a strong understanding of the medical aspects behind your back and neck injury case. We will work closely with you to get a full picture of how the injury has impacted your life and how it could impact your future. To learn more about your rights, call for a free case review today.
Call the Top-Rated Injury Lawyers at Berger Lagnese & Paul, LLC for a Free Case Review Today
Time is important in back and neck injury cases for a number of reasons. We don’t want to proceed too quickly because it is critical to get a full understanding of your injury and your need for future care before making a claim. On the other hand, we have to move quickly to get the evidence we need to support your claim for maximum compensation.
Even if you are still recovering in the hospital, schedule a free case review so that we can discuss how best to proceed in your case. You can call our office or use our online contact form anytime.
Frequently Asked Questions About Claims Based on Back & Neck Injuries
After you have spoken with an experienced injury lawyer, the two best pieces of advice are: (1) follow doctor’s orders and (2) stay off social media. Ignoring your doctor’s treatment plan can leave you in a much worse medical condition—and give the insurance company room to argue that you were partially to blame for your worsened condition.
Social media can also come back to haunt you in the negotiating room. Many people mistakenly think that privacy settings make it impossible for strangers to view your posts. Insurance companies and defense lawyers seem to find a way to find out what you’ve been posting on social media—and they can use that to minimize the value of your claim.
Some symptoms are obvious—a penetrating wound or inability to move, for example. Other symptoms of back and neck injuries are more subtle. These symptoms might not manifest immediately, but may include:
– Tingling in the limbs or along the spinal cord
– Persistent back pain
– Difficulty walking or balancing
– Loss of feeling in the limbs