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Back and Neck Injuries Attorney Chicago, IL

There are many different reasons why someone may suffer a back or neck injury.  Many of these injuries come from a slip or fall accident, but repetitive motion is another common cause of a back or neck injury.  Kanuru Law Group has vast experience with providing representation to clients who have suffered a variety of back and neck injuries that was caused by the negligence of another party, including:

  • Chronic and Debilitating Pain
  • Fractured Vertebrae
  • Herniated Discs
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries

Back and neck injuries differ from other types of workplace injuries in that the full severity of the injury may not be present for a few months, or in some cases, a few years after the accident took place.  You may be entitled to compensation if you have suffered from a neck or back injury, and our personal injury attorneys are here to help you get the compensation that you are entitled to. Call us today at 312-801-2000 to get started!

Types Back and Neck Injuries

Although a back or neck injury can be caused by a variety of factors, there are situations in which someone’s negligence is the cause.  If negligence was the cause of your injury, the responsible party may be held liable for damages.  Common types of neck and back injuries are:

  • Bulging, herniated and ruptured vertebral discs
  • Nerve damage
  • Slipped discs
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Strains, sprain and spasms
  • Vertebral fractures

Your spine is made up of 33 bones and tissue that extends from your skull down to your pelvis.  The vertebrae serve to protect your spinal cord and if you suffer an injury to your vertebrae, a disc or your spinal cord, it can be a debilitating and life changing injury that can render it impossible to perform your daily tasks.

There are different treatments available for a back injury, including:

  • Chiropractic care
  • Epidural injections
  • Massage
  • Pain management treatment
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery

Treatment for a back or neck injury can be very expensive and the victim may need to stay out of work for extended periods of time, which can be a very costly loss of wages.  Kanuru Law Group works with top experts in the medical field for back and neck injuries and we will fight aggressively to get you full compensation for your past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, past and future lost wages and any other incidental costs.

Causes and Symptoms of Back and Spinal Cord Injuries

When you suffer from any type of injury, it is very traumatic, but it can be especially traumatic if the injury was the result of someone else’s negligence.  You may be entitled to compensation if you suffered a serious back or spinal cord injury that was caused by the negligence of another party. Call us today at 312-801-2000 to get started with your claim.

The most common causes of a back or spinal cord injury are:

  • Automobile rollovers
  • Being struck against something
  • Being struck by an object
  • Construction site accidents
  • Defective products
  • Falls
  • Machinery failures
  • Motorcycle, bicycle or automobile collisions
  • Physical assaults
  • Playground accidents
  • Surgical errors

There are different symptoms of a back or spinal cord injury and victims may experience any of the following common symptoms, according to the Mayo Clinic:

  • Changes in sexual function, sexual sensitivity and fertility
  • Difficulty breathing, coughing or clearing secretions from your lungs
  • Exaggerated reflex activities or spasms
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Loss of movement
  • Loss of sensation, including the ability to feel heat, cold and touch
  • Pain or an intense stinging sensation caused by damage to the nerve fibers in your spinal cord

Emergency signs and symptoms following a spinal cord injury after an accident, according to the Mayo Clinic, include:

  • An oddly positioned or twisted neck or back
  • Difficulty with balance and walking
  • Impaired breathing after injury
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Numbness, tingling or loss of sensation in your hands, fingers, feet or toes
  • Weakness, incoordination or paralysis in any part of your body
  • Extreme back pain or pressure in your neck, head or back

Damages for Back, Neck and Spinal Cord Injuries

When you are involved in a lawsuit for a back, neck or spinal cord injury that was the result of someone else’s negligence, there are different types of damages that you may be able to seek compensation for.  Not all damages will be available for each case, but our proficient back and neck injury attorneys will let you know what you are eligible to receive for your specific case. You may be eligible to seek compensation for:

  • Loss of consortium from spouses
  • Loss of employment and wages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Lost future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering by you and your family
  • Past and future medical bills. This can include the costs of being diagnoses, various medical tests, treatments, rehabilitation, future care, medical supplies and equipment
  • Punitive damages

There are many victims who will live with paralysis as a result of their spinal cord injury and because of this, they will require constant care for the rest of their life.

Common Accidents that Cause Spinal Cord Injuries

Two-third of catastrophic injuries are the result of a motor vehicle accident, sports-related injuries and industrial accidents. Accidents that most often result in a spinal cord injury are:

  • 28% from industrial accidents
  • 24% from car accidents, 16% from sports / recreation accidents
  • 9% from falling accidents
  • 4% from violent personal assaults
  • 19% from other causes

Injuries sustained to the spinal cord can be life altering and can dramatically reduce the victim’s quality of life.  Spinal cord injuries can be extremely expensive and can include a very extensive recovery plan. Kanuru Law Group is here to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injury and that you do not have to suffer financially if your injury was the result of someone’s negligence.

Contact Chicago’s Neck and Back Injuries Lawyer

For more information on your neck and back injury case, contact Kanuru Law Group today at 312-801-2000 to get started! Our top neck and back injury lawyers are ready to speak with you, so please give us a call for a free consultation. We understand how to approach these accident cases and are ready to protect your rights and recover compensation for you.