If you have been in a trucking crash in southern Florida, you may have suffered a back injury. T-bone collisions, rear end crashes, front-end collisions, and any sort of crash can result in a back injury. The force of being thrown back and forth in your seat or the sudden impact of your body being thrown against the dashboard can cause slipped discs, soft tissue injuries, and other serious injuries. If you’re thrown from the vehicle, the impact of hitting the ground can cause spinal cord trauma and even paralysis.
Back injuries can be an especially troubling injury sustained in a trucking collision. There are a number of factors that make back injuries especially difficult:
1) Back injuries can be difficult to diagnose.
Sometimes, back injuries don’t present symptoms right away. If you have sustained a slipped disc, for example, or soft tissue injury, your symptoms may not be evident right away. You may not have pain immediately or your doctor may expect your pain to get better. It is only with time that the full extent of back injuries is possible to evaluate.
Unfortunately, if you accept an insurance offer right away, you may settle your insurance claim before the full extent of your injury is known, making it impossible or difficult for you to recover full compensation for your injuries. If you have suffered a back injury, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney in Hollywood or your community to ensure you get the support you need for your back injury.
2) Back injuries are a common cause of chronic pain.
Very often, people who suffer from a back injury develop severe, chronic pain. It can be difficult to manage this pain, even with pain medication. Unfortunately, severe pain can affect every area of your life, from relationships to work. It is important to get proper medical support and emotional support if you have chronic pain. It is also important to work with a personal injury attorney to ensure you get fair compensation so you get the medical attention and help you need.
3) Back trauma causes mobility issues.
Back injury during a trucking accident can mean that you need wheelchair for the rest of your life or can meet chronic pain which prevents full mobility for years or even a lifetime. Mobility issues can be extremely difficult to deal with. They can cause depression, lost opportunities at work, and more.
4) Back trauma can cause secondary conditions.
If you’re in a wheelchair or have suffered a severe back injury, it is not uncommon for you to be a risk for secondary conditions. For example, if you’re confined to a wheelchair or are paralyzed, you may be at greater risk of complications such as pneumonia, heart conditions, and other medical concerns. This means you need to plan ahead and to ensure you have the compensation you need to pay for these additional risks and any treatment which may stem from your initial injury.
Suffering a serious back injury in a trucking accident in Hollywood or your community can be devastating. Whether you have suffered significant pain or whether your injury will affect mobility for the rest of your life, it’s important to consult with a personal injury attorney to ensure you get the legal and financial support you deserve. Contact Flaxman Law Group if you have been seriously injured in a truck accident. Our offices in Hollywood, Homestead, and Miami are always open to southern Florida plaintiffs and we’d be happy to review your case with you to help you determine whether you have a claim. Your initial consultation with us is free and comes with no obligation.