Neck and back injuries are the most common reason that people miss work, and they are the second most common reason that people visit doctors, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent. One of the primary reasons that neck and back injuries can be so debilitating is that they:
- Often involve damage to the nerves, muscles and other tissues that connect the extremities to the spine
- Are associated with mild to severe persistent pain
- Can seriously impact a person’s mobility, affecting nearly any type of movement that individual tries to make.
In fact, while more minor neck and back injuries may cause dull, constant pain, in the worst cases, they can impair a person’s ability to turn his head, lift his arms, walk, pick up objects, bend over, sit up, drive, etc.
Causes of Neck and Back Injuries
In many cases, the negligence or recklessness of another person or party plays a role in causing mild to severe neck and back injuries. Some specific examples of neck and back injury causes that can involve negligence include (but are not limited to):
- Traffic accidents, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and bicycle accidents
- Work accidents
- Construction accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Defective products or devices
When negligence plays a role in causing back and neck injuries, those who have been injured will likely be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, permanent disabilities and mental anguish.
St. Louis Neck and Back Injury Lawsuits
The St. Louis neck and back injury lawyers at Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law have a long-standing commitment to serving our clients, and we are experienced at aggressively defending our clients’ rights in any legal setting. Our goal is to preserve and promote the rights and welfare of individuals and families who have suffered injuries and losses and/or who need help navigating through the complexities of the court system.
Since 1993, our lawyers have been successfully representing our clients in catastrophic injury cases, traffic accident cases, workers’ compensation cases, wrongful death cases, defective product and dangerous drug cases and various other areas of personal injury litigation. Our unwavering dedication to the pursuit of justice in every case we handle means that we will work relentlessly to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes to their cases.
If you have suffered a neck or back injury that may have been caused by another party’s negligence, our Missouri and Illinois back and neck injury lawyers encourage you to email us using the form at the right-hand side of the screen and/or to call us at (573) 333-3333 for our Missouri office or at (618) 888-8888 for our Illinois office. We offer free consultations.