Car Accident Aftermath—Back Pain
Every day, people across California and the rest of the United States are injured in car accidents. Injuries to the back are particularly common. They are also costly. Medical treatment for a back injury after a car accident can range from a few thousand dollars into 6 figures depending on the extent of the damage and the needed care and rehabilitation.
A car accident can result in damage to any part of the spine from the top vertebrae of the neck all the way down to the tailbone. In fact, you don’t have to be in a major traffic accident to suffer a spinal injury. While most cars are designed to experience accidents up to 10 mph with little to no damage, a vertebra can be shifted out of position at a mere 5 mph. That means you can end up with a back injury in a minor fender bender that doesn’t even leave a mark on your bumper.
The Long-Term Effects of Back Injuries
Lower back pain is the single greatest cause of disability on the face of the earth today. That means a car accident that hurts a person’s back can have long-term effects as far as money earned and even as to what jobs a person will be able to handle in the future. It may also affect normal day to day activities.
If you have been in a car accident that has resulted in back pain, you may be able to receive compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost work, and more. Contact Petrov Law Firm today at 619-344-0360 to learn what you may be entitled to.