Our back injury lawyers frequently represent clients who have suffered a serious injury to the back in a Michigan car accident. These serious injuries can be very complex and unpredictable. Many of these injuries are life altering for both the accident victim and the supporting family and cause permanent disability.
Common Back Injuries From Trauma
The trauma and impact caused by car accidents often causes severe injuries to the back and spine. These injuries include herniated discs, ruptured discs, fractured vertebrae, and serious strains and sprains. As a result of these conditions, the accident victim suffers damages to the nerves running down the neck and spine into the arms, legs and feet. These injuries can be completely disabling both immediately after the accident and even for life.
Treatment for these injuries can often reduce pain and help increase activity, but many times the accident victim is unable to return to work at or all or misses substantial time from work. Most doctors attempt conservative treatments, like physical therapy, first and then only recommend surgery after all other non-surgical treatments have failed to relieve the pain and disability. Back surgeries include spinal fusions, laminectomies, placement of hardware, and pain management procedures. There is often a need for assistance around the home during the period of recovery and assistance with activities of daily living.
Claims and Benefits for an Injured Back
Under Michigan law, a car accident victim who suffers a back injury in an auto accident in Michigan is entitled to several types of insurance benefits. The first claim is for Michigan no-fault insurance benefits, otherwise known as First Party or PIP benefits. These include payment of medical bills, lost wages, attendant care services, replacement and household services, and other benefits. They also include the cost of cognitive rehabilitation and training. These benefits can be substantial and many of them last for the lifetime of the injury victim.
Best Michigan Lawyers for Back Injury Cases
It is essential that the back injury victim and family choose a top-rated accident lawyer to represent them in their claims. The attorney must have specialized knowledge of the medical issues involving spinal injuries and back injuries as well as thorough understanding of the Michigan laws that can be utilized to obtain the best possible compensation for the injury, as well as battling the insurance company to pay all benefits due and owing under the No-Fault insurance laws.
Our Michigan lawyers have obtained significant back injury settlements and jury verdicts in cases involving back injuries. For more information after a back injury in a Michigan car accident, call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced spinal injury attorneys. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to win and settle your case.