Neck & Back Injury Lawyers in Charleston
Spinal Injury Claims in West Virginia
Neck injuries are primarily caused by some type of fall or accident. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the most common type of neck injury in the United States is whiplash, which is usually the result of an automobile accident.
At Warner Law Offices, PLLC, we handle cases involving all types of neck injuries, including:
- Nerve damage
- Disk damage
- Ruptured ligaments
- Fractures of the vertebrae
- Spinal cord injuries
Some neck injuries result in temporary injury; however, neck injuries that are more severe can lead to total paralysis of the trunk and limbs. Depending on the severity of your neck injury, neck immobilization and rehabilitative efforts may be necessary for months or even years following the original injury.
The back contains complex systems of muscles, bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and blood vessels. These systems can be easily injured from repetitive stress at work or by a sudden jolt from an event like a car accident. The majority of people who suffer from back injuries are able to heal quickly; however, some stay impaired for months, years, or permanently.
Common causes of back injuries are:
- Twisting or pulling the torso suddenly
- Improper lifting
- Sports injuries
- Auto accidents
- Work-related incidents
- Acts of violence
- Repetitive stress
The most frequent types of back injuries are strains, sprains, herniated disks, and fractures. Serious back injuries may require surgery. Symptoms of back injuries include:
- Pain that gets worse with movement
- Uncontrollable cramping or spasm of the muscles
- Reduced range of motion or decreased function such as trouble bending, standing straight, or walking
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If you or a loved one has suffered a neck or back injury due to the wrongdoing of another party, you may be eligible to file a claim seeking compensation. Contact a qualified attorney at Warner Law Offices, PLLC to evaluate your claim today.