SEEK RELIEF WITH OUR AUGUSTA PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
Automobile accidents happen every single day and in many unexpected ways. Unfortunately, the automobiles are not the only thing left damaged after a car accident. While some people are not seriously hurt, others sustain devastating injuries that leave them disabled and unable to work.
If you sustain a neck and back auto injury, you owe it to yourself to contact Jackson Law Offices, P.C. in Augusta GA and Columbia SC. Our dedicated Augusta car accident attorneys have more than four decades of legal experience and know what it takes to secure results for our clients both in and outside the courtroom.
COMMON CAR ACCIDENT CAUSES
While there are many different causes of automobile accidents, some occur more often than others. Many of these are due to the negligence of other drivers on the road. When this is the case, victims have the grounds to seek compensation for their injuries.
The most common causes of car accident injuries today are:
- Distracted Driving
- Driving Under The Influence
- Aggressive Driving
- Driving Over the Speed Limit
- Careless Driving
- Failure to Yield the Right of Way
Neck injuries are one of the most common injuries sustained in automobile accidents. Just how severe neck injuries are, depends largely upon the force of impact and the type of vehicles involved.
The most common accident-related neck injuries include:
- Neck Sprain
- Herniated Disc
- Pinched Nerves in the Neck
- Symptoms of Neck Injuries
Many neck injuries are not obvious immediately after an accident. They can, however, become more apparent and debilitating as the accident victim gets back to their daily life following their crash.
Some signs that you have sustained a neck injury include:
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Pain That Radiates into the Arms and Hands
- Tingling and Numbness in Arms and Hands
- Limited Movement in Your Neck
Back injuries are common after automobile accidents and can range from mild to severe. These injuries can be particularly debilitating and can greatly affect a victim’s ability to work and quality of life.
The most common back injuries are:
- Spinal Cord Injuries With or Without Paralysis
- Herniated Disc
- Lumbar Sprains
Back pain symptoms may not appear for one to two days after an accident. It is always recommended that you see a doctor following your accident, even if you don’t immediately feel like you have been injured in your accident.
Symptoms that may indicate you have a back injury are:
- Low Back Pain
- Pain That Radiates into the Buttocks And Legs
- Burning Sensation That Radiates into the Buttocks
- Limited Range of Motion
- Sharp Back Pain with Movement
- Proving Negligence
In order to obtain compensation for your neck and back auto injury, you must be able to prove the at-fault party acted in a reckless or negligent manner. This is not always easy to prove and often requires the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney.
After filing a lawsuit, you may be awarded damages to compensate you for your neck and back injuries. The state of Georgia provides grounds for personal injury victims to seek multiple damages in the wake of a serious and preventable accident.
Common damages awarded in automobile accident cases are:
- Emergency Room Fees
- Cost of Your Hospital Stay
- Doctor Bills
- Therapy Fees
- Lost Wages
- Emotional Distress
- Pain and Suffering
In the event you are disabled due to the accident and cannot work, you may also be given monetary compensation for future lost wages. This is money given to you to make up for the salary you will lose over the course of your career.
If you have sustained a neck injury or back injury in an auto accident, contact our firm to discuss your legal options. We will advise you on the best course of legal action for you to take with your claim.
If your lawyer feels you have a valid claim, he will instruct you on how to move forward with your lawsuit. The attorneys at Jackson Law Offices, P.C. fight to protect your interests and maximize your settlement for your neck and back injuries.