Personal Injury Lawyers,
Jacksonville, FL

Neck and Back Pain After Car Accidents

Our Jacksonville accident attorneys can help you recover physically and financially

When you’re hurt in a car accident, the pain and impairment of the injuries can linger for days, weeks, months, or even longer. Pain isn’t just discomfort: it can affect your quality of life and your ability to work. It can also be a sign of a serious or even life-threatening underlying injury.

If your back or neck hurts after a car accident, don’t ignore it. Get checked out by a doctor and make sure you get a diagnosis for your injury. You should also get legal advice. An experienced car accident lawyer can help you get the treatment you need and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Whether you were hit from behind in a rear-end accident or hurt in another type of crash, insurance companies will try to limit your compensation.

That’s why you need to reach out to The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic in Jacksonville, Florida.

What causes neck and back pain after a car accident?

Neck pain and back pain are some of the most common symptoms after a car crash because of the way car crashes happen. When you’re sitting in a car, the force of the seat pressing against your back can cause injuries to the upper body, including upper and lower back injuries. When the body comes to a stop, the head keeps moving, and the violent forward and backward motion of the head can cause neck injuries such as whiplash.

Some of the underlying injuries that may be associated with neck and back pain include:

  • Herniated discs
  • Sprains and strains
  • Vertebrae fractures (broken back)
  • Facet joint injuries
  • Spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebra)
  • Sciatica
  • Pinched nerve

In addition, different types of damage to the body that often cause back and neck pain can also cause other serious injuries. For example, the violent forward and backward motion of the head that causes whiplash can also lead to a concussion. That’s why it’s important to get checked out by a doctor even after a minor car accident, especially if you have a burning pain in your neck; upper, lower, or middle back pain; or even just a headache. Tell your doctor about every symptom, no matter how minor.

It’s also common to experience delayed back or neck pain after a car accident. Some injuries are immediately obvious, but others can take days or weeks to set in. Some injuries heal in time, but others can develop into chronic pain that requires medical treatment for the rest of your life. These costs should be accounted for in your financial compensation for your car accident, either in a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.

An attorney can advocate for full value for your neck or back injury

Pain can have a profound impact on your quality and enjoyment of life. It can also affect you financially. You may need medication, physical therapy, or other treatment to help you manage your pain. You may also be unable to work, affecting your income. Those are real costs that deserve full compensation to help you rebuild your life and reach the same standard of living you had before your accident.

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    Unfortunately, insurance companies don’t always see it that way. They may dispute the extent of your injuries or argue that they weren’t really caused by your accident. To them, you’re just exposure to their bottom line. To us, you’re a person who has been hurt and needs help.

    Following your collision, you probably have a lot of questions. How long does neck pain last after a car accident? How do I know if my neck injury is serious? When should I see a doctor? Can I sue the other driver? We can help you get answers.

    Put our experience and track record on your side

    Pajcic & Pajcic has over 400 years of combined legal experience and a strong track record of results for people injured in car accidents. Some of those results include a $1 million verdict for a woman who sustained a bulging disc in her lower back, a $1.4 million verdict for a woman who needed neck and knee surgery, and a verdict for 3 ½ times policy limits for a motorcyclist who needed cervical fusion surgery. We have the experience and resources you need to build a strong case and demand the full compensation you need and deserve. We will listen to your story, investigate your accident, document your injuries, and fight for accountability while you focus on getting better.

    Getting full compensation for neck and back pain after a car accident can be a tough battle, but we are ready to investigate, negotiate, and if necessary, litigate on your behalf. Talk to an experienced Jacksonville car accident attorney about your legal options. Schedule your free consultation with Pajcic & Pajcic today.

    Pajcic & Pajcic
    1 Independent Dr Suite 1900
    Jacksonville, FL 32202

    Local: 904-358-8881

    Fax: 904-354-1180