Car Accident Back Injuries in Alabama

Car accidents are a prevalent occurrence in Alabama, leading to myriad catastrophic injuries – among them, back injuries. These injuries range from minor discomfort to severe impairments that can drastically impact the quality of life. At the Law Offices of Stephen Thompson, we understand that handling a back injury can be a daunting experience, both physically and emotionally. Stephen Thompson, a seasoned personal injury lawyer in Alabama, is committed to assisting car accident victims in their pursuit of rightful compensation for their injuries.

Back injuries are commonly associated with car accidents due to the immense force that collisions can exert on the spine. The impact can compress the discs in your spine, cause muscle strain, or even result in fractures. These injuries are often accompanied by long-term pain and necessitate comprehensive medical treatment. As a victim, it is imperative to learn about your rights and the legal routes you can take to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and overall pain and suffering.


Common Types of Back Injury

The most common types of back injuries resulting from car accidents include:

  • Spinal Cord Injuries: These are often the most severe, as they can lead to partial or complete paralysis, requiring substantial medical intervention, and possibly ongoing care and rehabilitation.
  • Herniated Discs: This occurs when a disc between the vertebrae in the spine ruptures, causing the inner substance to leak and put pressure on the nerves, resulting in pain and numbness.
  • Compression Fractures: These minor cracks in the bones can cause the spinal column to change shape or collapse, triggering severe pain and limited mobility.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Diagnosis of back injuries typically involves a physical examination, imaging tests such as X-rays or MRI, and neuropsychological testing. A physical examination will assess the range of motion in the back, as well as any tenderness or muscle spasms. Imaging tests such as X-rays or MRI can reveal any physical damage to the back, while neuropsychological testing can help to identify cognitive or behavioral changes that may be indicative of a back injury.

Treatment for back injuries will depend on the severity of the injury and the specific symptoms that the individual is experiencing. Treatment options can include rest, physical therapy, medication, and even surgery. In some cases, individuals with a back injury may require long-term rehabilitation, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy.

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Your Legal Rights After Sustaining Back Injuries in Alabama

It's important to document the symptoms and treatment related to the accident, as well as any lost wages or other expenses incurred as a result of the injury. This information will be necessary when pursuing a claim for compensation from the insurance company of the person responsible for the accident. It is also important to consult with an attorney who can help guide the process of filing a claim and make sure that the injured party is fully compensated for their damages and losses.

It's important to be aware that insurance companies will often try to settle claims quickly, for an amount that is less than what the injured person is entitled to. It is important to be vigilant and not to settle for an amount that does not fully compensate the injured person for their damages and losses.

Stephen Thompson's vast experience as a personal injury lawyer makes him a formidable ally in proving the fault in your case. He meticulously investigates every aspect of the accident, gathers all the necessary evidence, and employs strategic tactics to ensure a fair outcome for his clients.

How to Handle your Medical Expenses

Back injuries often require extensive treatment and long-term therapy. Alabama law allows car accident victims to recover their medical expenses and other out-of-pocket costs from the at-fault party. Rest assured, Stephen Thompson will strive to ensure you get the means to meet your medical obligations without financial strain.

Getting Fair Compensation

When it comes to settling a personal injury claim, insurance companies may often offer a quick, lowball settlement to minimize their payout. However, as experienced Alabama personal injury attorneys, we know your rights and how to identify a fair settlement offer. We work tirelessly to ensure you receive fair compensation that pays not only for your current medical expenses but also for future treatments, lost wages, and any long-term effects the injuries may have on your life.

Being involved in a car accident is a daunting experience. The situation gets even more complicated when a back injury is part of the scenario. Remember, legal help is available to assist you in navigating this complexities- Stephen Thompson, a seasoned Alabama car accident lawyer, is always prepared to advocate for your rights and needs.

Reach out to us today to discuss your case and learn about your options. Let the Law Offices of Stephen Thompson take the burden off your shoulders, ensuring you can focus on your healing, confident in the knowledge that your legal matters are in competent hands.

Remember: You don't have to go it alone. With Stephen Thompson by your side, you'll have an experienced and resilient ally advocating for you every step of the way, from the initial consultation until your case is resolved. 

In a search for a skilled personal injury lawyer in Alabama or a car accident attorney in Alabama, consider the Law Offices of Stephens Thompson your go-to legal office. Let's fight for your rights and get the compensation you deserve for your back injury caused by a car accident in Alabama.

Free Initial Strategy Session

All Initial Strategy Sessions are Free. If you would like to discuss your options, you are invited to fill out one of the Contact Forms. I will attempt to contact you if I think I can help you.

During your Initial Strategy Session, I will asist you in creating a strategy on how to best pursue your claim, whether it be the result of a Car Accident Claim, 18 Wheeler Injury, or, Alabama Workers' Compensation Claim. At your Initial Strategy Session, you will receive the following:

  • First - I will listen to your story. You will have a chance to tell everything to someone who wants to hear what happened to you.
  • Based on the information that you provide, I will give you my best advice on both what claims you have, and the next steps you should consider to proceed with your claim(s).
  • If your claim is something that I think I can help you with, I will explain the services that I can provide for you, and what the next steps are that we should take. We will start working immediately.
  • If your matter is something that I do not think I can help you with, then I will attempt to put you in contact with another lawyer that might be able to help you.
  • Either way, what should happen is we will put to rest some of the unkowns that you may be experiencing. We will start to shed some light on what you can expect, and how to best pursue the benefits you deserve.

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