Fort Myers Neck & Back Injury Attorney
Neck and back injuries can arise from all sorts of accidents, and these injuries can lead to many short-term and long-term problems. Chronic pain, limited functionality, disability, and paralysis can result from a blow to the neck or back. Soft tissue injuries, sprains, broken vertebrae, herniated discs, or other neck or back injuries can limit your ability to work, take away your enjoyment of life, and leave you with mounting medical bills. If you were injured in a slip and fall, traffic accident, or any other type of incident as a result of someone else’s negligence, it is vital to contact a knowledgeable and effective neck and back injury attorney as soon as possible to preserve your right to insurance coverage and monetary compensation for your injuries.
The Fort Myers neck & back injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Marc L. Shapiro, P.A., have decades of experience recovering compensation for our clients suffering from neck, back, and shoulder injuries. We negotiate and fight for recovery from negligent defendants, employers, insurance providers, and others on behalf of our clients. You should not be left alone dealing with the fallout from a serious neck or back injury. The talented and compassionate neck & back injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. are prepared to help you recover the damages you are owed.
Neck and Back Injuries After a Florida Accident
Neck, back, and spine injuries are some of the most common injuries that people suffer in car accidents. Neck or back pain can make it hard to sit, stand, lie down, or sleep comfortably. The discomfort and limited range of motion can make it difficult to work or take care of your family. More severe injuries can involve partial or total paralysis, loss of bodily functions, and even death.
Two of the most common types of injuries after a car crash or other accidents are neck strain/sprain and herniated discs. Neck sprains are extremely common in car crashes and other negligence-based accidents. Minor neck strains can cause stiffness and headaches, while a more severe neck sprain can cause such severe pain as to prevent normal life functions.
Herniated discs involve damage to the soft area between neck and spine vertebrae. In between vertebrae is a soft, rubbery, flexible cushion known as a disc. Discs are meant to absorb pressure from regular motions and actions that put pressure on the spine. A disc herniates when the soft, almost liquid insides of a disc are pushed past the margin of a disc and put pressure on the vertebrae’s cervical nerve. This can cause excruciating pain, limit your range of motion, and create other short and long-term problems.
If you have experienced a neck or back injury as a result of someone else’s negligence in Florida, the dedicated personal injury team at The Law Offices of Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. can help you get the medical care you need and the financial compensation you deserve.
Whiplash is a soft tissue neck injury caused by a sudden, forceful back and forth movement of the head and neck. Whiplash is extremely common in car accidents, particularly rear-end collisions, because the impact will cause the person’s neck to hyperextend. The car seat pushes their torso forward while their head and neck swing backward. While some people view whiplash as a minor injury, and the symptoms may go away after a short period, whiplash can be a catalyst for more serious problems that take much longer to notice.
Even a slow-speed, rear-end collision (a “fender-bender”) can cause a whiplash injury. Due to the physics of a car crash, the peak acceleration of the head in an accident may be more than two and a half times greater than the peak acceleration of the vehicle that was rear-ended; that means the occupants may suffer much more damage than the car itself. Even if your vehicle does not seem to be damaged after a collision, your neck and back may still have suffered real injury.
Symptoms of whiplash include:
- Neck, shoulder, and back pain, pinching, aches, or stiffness
- Vertigo or dizziness
- Loss of range of motion of the neck
- Unusual fatigue or tiredness
It is not uncommon for victims suffering from whiplash to begin experiencing these symptoms up to several days after an accident. If you notice any symptoms of whiplash after a car crash or other negligence-based accident, see a doctor as soon as possible for diagnosis and to begin treatment. After seeking medical care, speak with a knowledgeable neck and back personal injury attorney to find out if you may be owed compensation for your injury and to start your claims-building process.
Call For Dedicated and Effective Help With Your Fort Myers Neck or Back Injury Claim
Neck and back injuries can be some of the most debilitating injuries to suffer after an accident. If the negligent actions of another person have caused you or a loved one to suffer a severe neck or back injury, our Fort Myers neck and back injury lawyers are ready to hear your case. Speak with one of our Florida personal injury lawyers after an accident in Fort Myers, Orlando, or anywhere in Southern or Central Florida. Call the Fort Myers neck & back personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Marc L. Shapiro, P.A., at 239-649-8050 for a free consultation.