Alton Neck and Back Injury Lawyers
Illinois lawyers protecting your rights after you suffer upper body injuries
Neck and back injuries are often common from car accidents, and can result in hospitalization, surgeries, and follow-up care and physical therapy. These medical bills can, and will, add up quickly. You’ll also need time off work to deal with these injuries. Between piles of medical bills and no paycheck, who will be responsible for paying your expenses? When someone’s negligence led to your injuries and losses, you have the right to file a claim against the liable party.
The attorneys at Glisson Law have been helping injured individuals and families in Southwestern Illinois for more than 25 years. We understand the chronic nature of neck and back injuries, and how they can cause pain and disability for the rest of your life. Our lawyers will fight for the compensation to which you’re entitled for your damages and losses, now and in the future. Get in touch with us today to schedule a free consultation about your case.
What are some examples of neck and back injuries?
Neck and back injuries can encompass a wide variety of injuries, including spinal cord injuries. Others include:
- Dislocated vertebrae
- Compressed vertebrae
- Lumbar or cervical contusion
- Herniated discs
- Fractured vertebrae
- Ruptured discs
- Spinal cord compression
These injuries can cause considerable pain and limit mobility. It’s important to see a doctor after any kind of accident that causes trauma to the upper body.
What is a soft tissue injury?
Many of neck and upper back injuries, like whiplash, are what’s called “soft tissue injuries.” These types of injuries can cause chronic pain. Even though soft tissue injuries don’t involve broken bones, they can still be quite serious. Per Verywell Health:
Soft tissue injuries are trauma to any skin, muscle, tendon, or ligament in the body. These are neither fractures, which would be injuries of hard (bone) tissue, nor are these injuries to internal organs (brain, heart, stomach, intestines, etc.).
The mechanisms of injury (MOI) can be acute trauma (external force applied to the body) or an overuse injury, which can be from physical activity, such as in sports or industrial settings.
What kinds of accidents cause neck and back injuries?
Although any accident or incident could result in this kind of injury, our injury lawyers often see these cases resulting from:
- Car accidents. Typically one of the most common causes of back and neck injuries, auto accidents (including motorcycle and truck accidents) can result in anything from severe whiplash to fractured vertebrae.
- Slip and fall accidents. Property owners have a responsibility to keep their premises safe for visitors and guests. When they fail to do so, people can suffer serious harm.
- Workplace accidents. Employers also must keep their workplace safe or run the risk of their workers suffering serious injury. Although workers’ compensation may be in place, it doesn’t cover pain and suffering.
No matter how your injury happened, our attorneys will work to identify all liable parties and then hold them accountable for your losses.
Who is liable for my neck and back injury?
Generally, the person or entity responsible for causing your injury is liable for your damages and losses.
- For example, going back to the car accident example mentioned above, the driver responsible for the crash would typically be liable for your neck and back injury.
- If you got hurt while out shopping, the store manager could be liable for failing to clean up a spill that caused you to fall and hurt your neck.
- Or, if you were injured at work, your employer could be liable if the injury was caused by a failure to maintain a safe work environment or provide proper training and equipment.
What’s the value of my neck and back injury claim?
The value of a neck or back injury claim depends on a variety of factors, including the extent and severity of the injury, how it’s affecting your day-to-day life, and the cost of your medical treatment. Generally, though, our attorneys will demand compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Permanent disability
- Ongoing medical care
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
Our injury attorneys will work with your physicians, therapists, family, and friends to determine the true scope of your losses.
Do you have a neck and back injury lawyer near me?
Glisson Law is located at 111 East Fourth Street, Suite 400, in Alton, IL. We’re a block away from City Hall, and you can find plenty of parking across the street. There’s also a bus stop right outside our office. Glisson Law conducts phone and video conferences when applicable, and makes home and hospital visits if you cannot travel to us.
Experienced neck and back injury lawyers serving Alton
Did you or a loved one suffer a serious neck or back injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault? Talk to the personal injury attorneys at Glisson Law for help. We can help you file a claim, walk you through the legal and insurance process, and fight for the compensation to which you are entitled, both now and in the future. To schedule a free consultation to talk about your case, call our offices today or fill out our contact form. We serve individuals and families throughout Belleville, Edwardsville, St. Clair and Madison County, and all of Southwestern Illinois.