Back Pain – it is one of those things that you don’t realize how wonderful it is NOT to have it until you actually get it. Back pain for many people isn’t just a nuisance – it can be downright debilitating. And what makes it worse? When that back pain is the direct result of someone else’s negligence.
There are many causes of back pain. However, there are two causes of back pain, in particular, that related to personal injury lawsuits.
Here at The Lapidus Law Firm, we represent clients in Washington, DC, and Maryland who are experiencing back pain from a variety of circumstances. And very often, car accidents, truck accidents, and pedestrian accidents are the chief causes of back pain.
How does back pain occur? The actual injury occurs at the point of impact, but back pain can be tricky because sometimes the pain doesn’t “set in” until hours – or even days after the injury. We see many insurance claims associated with rear-impact collisions, but back pain can happen in any kind of accident – whether it be side impact, head on, or even in a single car accident.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Whether it be a crumbling sidewalk, a freshly mopped floor or a parking lot that hasn’t been cleared of snow or ice, slip and fall accident can cause a long list of injuries. Chief among them? You guessed it: back pain.
Whether the injury occurred prior to impact with the ground (from a forced twist, perhaps), from striking another object either during or after the fall, or at the precise point of impact, the back often bears the brunt of the force.
And the worst part about it? Healing from a back injury takes a very long time because unless you are confined to a bed, the back is being used 100% of the time, barring those hours when you are asleep.
Back Pain Lawyers
If you have been in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence and you have back pain, you need to do two things:
Seek medical treatment asap: whether it be from your own medical doctor, an urgent care facility or a trip to the ER, you need to get medical treatment not only for your health and well-being but also because of the timeline set forth by insurance companies for you to get coverage for your injuries. Up Next:
Contact a DC Personal Injury Lawyer
Whether you live in DC or Maryland or are injured in these areas, don’t forget that you have a team of attorneys at The Lapidus Law Firm who can help you, your family and friends. We have handled numerous cases that have resulted in fair and reasonable settlements for clients who have back pain because of someone else’s negligence. Give us a call in Maryland at (301) 605-4296 or in Washington, DC at (202) 785-5111.