Neck and back injuries are commonly caused by automobile accidents and falls. Even a minor neck or back injury can result in discomfort that requires anti-inflammatory medication to treat. To suffer only a “minor” spinal injury is uncommon, though, as just a slight collision can cause significant complications. Serious neck and back injuries may cause immobility, severe pain, migraines, numbness, tingling, and paralysis. While some neck or back injuries result in immediate stiffness, others can longer for symptoms to present themselves following an accident. Due to this subtlety, if you have been in a preventable accident that was not your fault, it is important to get medical attention to assess your health. If you have been in an accident and you have suffered from a neck or back injury, it is important to consult with an effective personal injury law firm. Ilkhanoff & Silverstein consists of seasoned trial attorneys ready for a fight. Insurance companies know which attorneys settle and which are prepared for court every time. We are ready to do anything to protect your rights and fight for what is fair and just compensation. Contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein for a consultation.
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A back and neck injury can put you on your back, literally, for a long while as you try to recuperate. Just the thought of going back to work can be painful to someone in such a position. If you have been debilitated due to someone else’s wrongdoing, you need to ensure that any financial compensation you pursue takes into account the here-and-now and the problems you could encounter in the future.
Damages you could pursue:
- Medical costs
- Prolonged rehabilitation program fees
- Repair bills (car accidents)
- Reduced earning potential
- Lost wages
- Punitive damages
In order to be successful in a personal injury case, it is important to satisfy the burden of proof. This legal standard burdens the plaintiff with the need to construct a case against the other party. Your attorney must be able to prove negligence. Another factor in your personal injury case is the statute of limitation. Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations provides a certain period of time for an individual to bring a lawsuit for personal injury. For personal injury lawsuits, the time limit is 2 years. It is important to take action if you believe you have a case.
Contact an experienced personal injury attorney
Treatment for a neck or back injury can involve pain medication, chiropractic care, physical therapy or, in worse cases, invasive surgery. An injury to the spinal cord can result in quadriplegia or paraplegia. If you experience any kind of numbness, tingling or paralysis, it is critical that you see a doctor right away, as you may need an x-ray or CT scan. In the meantime, you should seek professional help by contacting a seasoned attorney. Ilkhanoff & Silverstein is an experienced law firm located in York and Lancaster County, PA serving residents in the commonwealth and Maryland. If you need legal representation, you should contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein for a free consultation.