Being involved in a car accident can be very jarring on your body. The result of having your body knocked around upon impact can result in serious injuries to your back. Car accidents may cause damage to the soft tissue around your spine or they may cause injury to the spine itself. Some injuries will heal without lasting effects and others may result in permanent disabilities.
At Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, our Philadelphia car accident attorneys have handled hundreds of car accident cases involving back injuries and we know how to achieve the best possible results for our clients.
There are about 6 million car accidents in the US every year. Injuries occur in half of those accidents. And about 2 million people end up with permanent injuries. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reports there is an average of 14 traffic crashes occurring every hour in the state. And each day 209 people are injured in car crashes on Pennsylvania roads. Back pain is a frequent complaint of those involved in vehicle accidents and there are several types of back injuries that can result from the crash impact.
After you have been in a car accident you are going to be pretty upset and you may not immediately realize the extent of your injuries. You may feel some pain or stiffness in your back. You may feel some tingling in your limbs and have trouble walking. You should see a doctor as soon as possible to get a diagnosis. If you have injured your back it will likely be in one of the following ways:
Recovering after a back injury can be long and difficult. You may have to significantly limit your activities while your body goes through the healing process. You may endure a lot of pain and become frustrated when your progress seems very slow. It’s important that you keep your spirits up as much as possible during your recovery. Surrounding yourself with people who are encouraging and supportive can help keep you on track when the going gets tough.
Knowing you have a skilled legal team fighting on your behalf allows you the peace of mind to focus on your job – which is to heal. The Philadelphia car accident lawyers at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay are ready to go to work for you and make sure you are adequately compensated for your ongoing medical expenses, pain, and suffering. Contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 215-665-1100.