Back pain is a fairly common consequence of being in a devastating accident.
Slipping and falling, getting hit in a
car accident, and even
medical malpractice can cause significant
spinal cord injuries. Worst of all, many of these accidents are not the victim’s fault,
and the pain or debilitation can last a lifetime. What is one supposed
to do to feel comfortable again? Is there a way to seek compensation to
help you recover?
There just might be if you remember these steps:
Collect evidence: For every consequence, a cause. No matter what happened that resulted in
your back pain, you should try to get physical evidence, such as photographs,
from the scene. If anyone else was around during your accident, do not
hesitate to ask them to give you written statements about what they saw.
Get medical attention: Even a slight sensation of pain in your back could indicate major health
issues and internal damage. You should see a medical professional as soon
as you can to evaluate your injuries. Be sure to keep a copy of any records
Do not try to self-cure: No matter how confident you might be in your ability to handle or cure
your back pain yourself, you should not proceed down this avenue. Doing
so could be perceived as tampering or inflicting self-harm if you continue
to experience pain. This would greatly jeopardize your chances of receiving
compensation from the responsible party.
Retain a lawyer: Filing a lawsuit against someone who has caused you to experience back
pain is not as simple as it might seem in concept. Everything you say
and do could be swayed to your advantage or disadvantage, depending on
the circumstances. To prevent any missteps that could lead to legal mishaps,
let a professional handle your case from start to finish.
At Laynas & Georges, P.C., our Philadelphia personal injury attorney
has more than 30 years of legal and trial experience with a focus on
personal injury cases. There are no cases we shy away from, and no claims too “small.”
We want to help people in need during their most troubling times. We want
to be the ones to support you. Call
215.987.3332, day or night, to request a
free initial consultation with our compassionate and highly-skilled team.