When you have suffered a back and/or neck injury as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing or due to a defective product, you have the right to pursue full compensation for your injury and the lifetime expenses and losses that come with it, including your inability to continue in your normal line of work or reduced earning capacity and the chronic pain that so often comes with these types of injuries. After an accident, back and neck injuries are not always apparent. It can take days or weeks for the symptoms and full extent of soft tissue injuries to show themselves. Severe back and neck injuries can be life-threatening. You need an experienced Oregon personal injury attorney on your side.
Accidents and Incidents Which Cause Back and Neck Injuries
There is a long list of accident and incidents which can cause back and neck injuries. Among them are:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bus accidents
- Construction accidents
- Improper lifting
- Repetitive stress
- Sports injuries
- Slip and fall
- Fall from height
- Falling objects
- Trampoline accidents
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Overzealous security
- Police brutality
The Consequences of Back and Neck Injuries Can Be Life-Long
Back and neck injuries are typically associated with life-long pain and reduced range of motion, even when the injuries are not severe. Severe back and neck injuries can be fatal. Spinal cord injuries can mean permanent paralysis.
If your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and the personal price you pay for your injuries such as chronic pain and loss of the ability to participate in activities you used to enjoy. You may have to hire someone to perform basic tasks that you used to do yourself. You can receive compensation for that expense as well.
Properly calculating the lifelong costs of your injuries is an important part of seeking full and fair compensation. An experienced injury attorney can protect the value of your claim.
To learn more about compensation for your Oregon back and/or neck injuries, please call the Law Office of J. Clay McCaslin at 503-239-1910 or contact us online today.