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Car Accident Back Injury

Posted on: March 16, 2017 by Edwards & Patterson Law

Car Accident Back Injury Attorney in McAlester

Although modern automobiles are equipped with the most up-to-date safety features such as crumple zones, front and side air bags, and sensitive seat belts, injuries still occur. One of the most common is some form of back injury. If you have suffered through a car accident in eastern Oklahoma, Tulsa, or McAlester, and incurred a back injury, you may be entitled to compensation if other parties were at fault.

Common Forms of Back Injury

The force of impact in a car accident can vary, and it is the force that determines the type and severity of back injury in each person. Common back injury symptoms are radiating pain in the legs or back, weakness in the back muscles or numbness in the extremities. These are some common forms of back injury:

  • Compression fractures
  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Tearing or bruising of soft tissue
  • Axial bursts
  • Transverse process fractures
  • Flexion distraction fractures
  • Dislocation fractures

Seeking Compensation

While financial compensation can never completely offset the damages suffered from a serious back injury, it can provide the tools that are necessary for your recovery. If you were involved in a car accident through the carelessness of another party, you can go to court and seek a fair compensation package from the party responsible. In most cases it is common to seek both compensatory and punitive damages.

Compensatory damages include medical expenses, lost wages from work, and even pain and suffering. These amounts are intended to restore the injured person or persons to the same position of health and welfare they enjoyed before the accident. In some cases where complete restoration to health is not possible, a larger financial settlement is warranted.

In addition to compensatory damages, punitive damages may be awarded by the court in select instances where an accident occurred because another party behaved recklessly or irresponsibly, or where the accident was caused by a manufacturing defect in one of the vehicles involved.

If you or your loved ones have suffered some form of back injury in a car accident, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Edwards & Patterson Law today. Call us at 877-403-8417 to schedule a free consultation and discover whether you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.

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