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Neck and back injuries are the most common type of injuries that occur in automobile accidents. For example, in a rear end crash, the victims head is often jerked back and forth rapidly and sometimes forces the muscles in the neck and back to overstretch and causes severe swelling and pain.
Although most sprain and strain injuries can be resolved with physical therapy or chiropractic treatment, a small percentage of these injuries produce chronic neck and/or back pain. If you have had a neck, back or spine injury and pain still persists, even after therapy, you may have a serious and more permanent kind of injury involving nerve damage. If this is the case, you may need to have an EMG or Nerve Conduction Test to diagnose the problem. A serious neck or back injury can also involve the disc in your spinal column. The discs in your spinal column are plate-like structures found between the vertebrae in the back and neck. If one or more of these discs are herniated or ruptured, it can put extreme pressure on the spinal nerve roots and significant pain. Another type of serious back injury can cause bone displacement because of traumatic impact.
Typically, an MRI test, CT scan, or other advanced imaging technologies are performed to identify any potential disc damage or an X-ray to disclose possible fractures. However, soft tissue injuries to the neck and back often are not disclosed by any form of imaging. As a result, recovering reasonable damages for soft tissue injuries is usually more difficult because of the absence of indisputable test results. Neck and back injuries are often debilitating and could require expensive surgery, follow up medical care, and physical therapy.
Do not accept any offer before you speak with an experienced neck and back injury attorney. Many large insurance companies that have adopted settlement policies that encourage adjusters to offer quick payments to persons involved in an accident. Adjusters will contact you and/or your family shortly after the accident to try to gain your confidence. In doing so, insurance adjusters often try to present themselves as a friend of the injured person or the family of the person that was seriously injured or killed in the accident. The goal of such contact is so that the case terms are as favorable as possible for the insurance company.
CONTACT A MARYLAND NECK AND BACK INJURY LAWYER FOR HELP
If you have been involved in any type of accident and suffered a neck and back injury you deserve to be compensated for your damages. You should not hesitate to contact an experienced Maryland neck and back injury attorney to discuss your potential claim. The Law Office of Thomas E. Pyles, P.A. has extensive experience with neck and back injury cases and we will work tirelessly to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Contact us immediately at 301-705-5006 to set up a consultation.
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