Many people throughout the United States suffer from various types of back pain—and those in Sandy Springs are no exception. While some back pain does not have a clear or direct explanation, some back injuries result from another party’s negligence. If you suffered back injuries because of an accident you did not cause, it’s time to speak with a Sandy Springs back injury lawyer.
Back injuries are often debilitating. They make everyday tasks and movements near impossible, and they often require extensive treatment or therapy. At John Foy & Associates, we believe you should not have to bear the financial costs of a back injury when someone else was negligent—and we’re here to help.
Our back injury lawyers have spent the past 20 plus years fighting for the rights of injury victims. We’ll give you a FREE consultation so we can look at the details of your case, determine who was at fault, and develop a plan to seek the compensation you deserve. To get your FREE consultation and case evaluation today, call us at (404) 400-4000 or contact us online.
What to Know About Back Injury Cases
Back injuries are some of the most difficult injuries to diagnose and treat, as they are complex. Your spine is back up of 33 different bones, or vertebrae, that interlock to form the spinal column. There are five different areas of the spine: the cervical region, thoracic region, lumbar region, sacral region, and coccygeal region.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)’s Low Back Pain Fact Sheet, most back pain happens in the lower back, which is the lumbar region with five vertebrae. Even just one injury to a vertebra in the back, or to the spinal cord, can prevent you from being able to work and live as you did before.
When an injury accident happens in Sandy Springs, back injuries are common. If you did not cause the situation that led to your injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, and more. You’ll want to speak with an experienced back injury lawyer in Sandy Springs about your legal options as soon as possible.
Common Causes of Back Injuries in Sandy Springs
Back pain is very common. In fact, many people will experience some type of pain or injury in their backs over their lifetime. The key in a back injury case is how the injury happened and whether or not someone is to blame.
Here are some of the reasons for back injuries we commonly see:
- Intervertebral disc degeneration from the discs in your back getting worn down with use and losing their cushioning abilities.
- Back sprains caused by ligaments getting torn or overstretched.
- Back strains from tendon or muscle tears in the back (or muscle spasms).
- Radiculopathy, a condition resulting from inflammation, injury, or compression of a nerve root in the spine causing tingling, pain, and/or numbness. (Sciatica is a type of radiculopathy and compresses the nerve that goes down the back of the leg.)
- Spinal stenosis, which is pressure on the spinal cord and nerves caused by the narrowing of the spinal column.
- Trauma to the spine resulting from an accident (such as a car accident), a fall, or playing sports that overly compresses the spine and can cause disc herniation or rupture.
- Spondylolisthesis, a condition where a vertebra slips out of place and pinches the nerves.
Back injury victims can experience sharp or stabbing pains, aches, limited mobility, and even limitations in their ability to walk or stand. Some back injuries can result from surgical errors if a doctor violated a standard of care during a procedure.
Accidents Often Lead to Back Injury in Sandy Springs
Injury accidents like the following may result in back injuries:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Nursing home accidents
- Truck accidents
- Workplace accidents
Many back injuries occur during an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence. In Georgia, you can seek recovery for your damages if they result from someone breaching their legal duty. A back injury lawyer in Sandy Springs can help you file a personal injury claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company to pursue the compensation you deserve.
Costs of a Back Injury in Sandy Springs
When you file a personal injury claim or lawsuit against the party who caused your back injury, you will need to know the full extent of your damages. The medical costs are typically the largest part of an injury case, especially when a back injury is involved.
There are many different treatments you might need for your back injuries, such as surgery, therapy, pain management, injections, medications, and more. This treatment can be not only lengthy but also incredibly costly. While you’re away getting treated, that also means you’ll need to miss work time—or your injuries might prevent you from working at all.
In your back injury claim, you can include costs like:
- Medical treatment
- Doctor bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity and
- Pain and suffering
It’s important that you get an experienced back injury lawyer on your side as soon as possible after you are injured. You typically only have two years from the date of an injury accident to bring a case in Georgia. A lawyer can help you get the ball rolling by gathering evidence, determining your total costs, and building the strongest case possible.
Your lawyer will also need to consider future medical costs for your injuries, as back injury treatments take time. The goal is to get you full compensation for all costs—past, current, and future—you experience because of your back injury.
Speak with a Sandy Springs Back Injury Lawyer for Free Today
If you suffered a back injury because of an accident you didn’t cause, you are likely entitled to compensation for your costs. At John Foy & Associates, it’s our mission to get you the financial recovery you need and deserve. We have more than 20 years of experience working on these types of cases, and we have the resources to build a strong case for you.
Contact us today to get started with a FREE consultation. We’ll go over the details of your accident and discuss how we can fight for your rights. There is no fee unless we win you money, so no risk to you. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to get started with your FREE consultation today.