Orlando Neck & Back Injury Lawyer
Seeking Compensation After a Neck, Back, or Spine Injury
Neck and back injuries are some of the most common injuries in the United States. Unfortunately, they are also frequently debilitating, leaving victims with severe, chronic pain and other significant complications.
If you suffered a neck, back, or spine injury in an accident or due to someone else’s wrongful or intentional conduct, you could be entitled to financial compensation. Treating these types of injuries is often very difficult, not to mention costly and time-consuming. You should not have to simply deal with mounting medical bills, weeks or months of lost wages, and the immense physical pain and emotional suffering associated with your injury on your own .
At NeJame Law, we stand up for the rights of victims of negligence. Based in Orlando, our neck and back injury lawyers represent clients throughout Orange County and the surrounding areas, providing compassionate legal representation backed by a long history of success. We are known for our commitment to our clients, as well as to securing the full compensation they are owed.
Neck & Back Pain by the Numbers
In the United States, neck and back pain are among the most commonly reported and diagnosed conditions in adults.
According to data from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI):
- Approximately 60 – 80% of adults in the U.S. will experience back pain severe enough to interfere with their day-to-day lives at some point in their lifetimes
- About 20 – 70% of adults in the U.S. will experience neck pain that hinders everyday activities at some point in their lifetimes
- On average, about 15 – 20% of adults report back pain and about 10 – 20% report neck pain and related symptoms at any point in time in the U.S.
- Most neck and back pain symptoms are characterized as “non-specific” and “self-limiting” and have a high rate of reoccurrence
- In cases involving lower back pain, the duration of symptoms is associated with a higher likelihood of reoccurrence (the longer symptoms last, the higher the chance of reoccurrence)
Individuals who experience neck and/or back pain often face challenges when it comes to everyday activities, from working to driving to caring for children and even themselves. While some conditions are unavoidable, most neck and back injuries—and the resulting symptoms, such as pain and limited mobility—are caused by the negligence and wrongdoing of others.
When this is the case, you deserve justice. Our Orlando neck and back injury lawyers can help you fight for the fair compensation you are owed so that you can get the medical treatment you need to get back on your feet. Get in touch with our team at NeJame Law today to learn more.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Neck & Back Injuries?
Neck and back injuries, including spinal cord injuries, can occur from any type of accident or traumatic event. They can also occur due to repetitive motions carried out over long periods of time.
Some of the most common causes of neck and back injuries include:
- Motor vehicle accidents, such as car crashes or motorcycle wrecks
- Highway accidents, like those occurring on Florida’s Turnpike and I-75
- Collisions with large trucks and commercial vehicles
- Improper lifting, moving, or shifting of heavy items
- Falls, including slip and fall accidents and falls from structures/heights
- Workplace accidents and work-related incidents/activities
- Sports- and recreation-related accidents, such as boating or ATV crashes
- Repetitive motions and/or activities, either work-related or otherwise
- Overuse, overexertion, and excessive strain
- Criminal acts and violence, such as assault
In some cases, neck and back injuries, particularly those affecting the spine, can be degenerative, meaning they worsen over time. This can lead to increased pain, greater loss of mobility, and further impairment as time goes on.
Spinal Cord Injuries
According to the most recent data, about 17,900 people suffer new spinal cord injuries in the U.S. each year and approximately 296,000 Americans are currently living with a spinal cord injury. Most commonly caused by motor vehicle accidents, falls, violence, and sports/recreation accidents, spinal cord injuries typically result in a wide range of impairments and challenges for victims.
Some of the most common effects of spinal cord injuries include:
- Immobility/impaired range of motion
- Partial and/or total paralysis
- Paraplegia (paralysis of the lower limbs)
- Acute and/or chronic pain
- Tetraplegia/quadriplegia (paralysis of all four limbs)
- Weakness, numbness, and loss of coordination
- Loss of bladder and/or bowel control
- Sexual dysfunction
- Issues with temperature control/sweating
- Hypotension (low blood pressure)
- Neurogenic shock
- Nerve damage
- Respiratory, gastrointestinal, and cardiovascular dysfunction
The severity of a spinal cord injury depends on numerous factors, including the location of the injury along the spine and whether it is a complete or incomplete injury. A complete spinal cord injury occurs when all communication between the brain and the body below the point of injury is lost. This often results in total paralysis, loss of function, and other significant impairments. An incomplete spinal cord injury results in some retention of communication between the brain and the body below the point of injury, often resulting in partial paralysis, some loss of function and mobility, and other symptoms.
If you or a loved one suffered a serious spine injury in a car crash, workplace accident, or any other incident caused by the negligence or wrongful conduct of another, reach out to NeJame Law today to discuss your rights with our Orlando spinal cord injury lawyers. You deserve justice; our team can help you fight for the fair recovery you are owed.
How NeJame Law Can Help
If you have suffered a serious neck or back injury, spinal cord injury, or debilitating pain that has kept you from living your normal, everyday life, our firm can help. When someone else—be it another person, an employer, a property owner, or even a large business or corporation—negligently causes you harm, you have the right to take legal action.
Our attorneys develop personalized legal strategies with the goal of helping our clients recover maximum compensation for their damages, including:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost income/wages
- Pain and suffering
- Lost earning capacity/disability
- Lost future earnings
- Emotional trauma and distress
We understand the immense impact neck and back injuries have on victims and their loved ones, which is why we fight tirelessly to help our clients get back on their feet. While no amount of monetary compensation can undo the pain and suffering you have experienced, a fair settlement or verdict can provide the financial resources you need to heal.
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