Representing Neck and Back Injury Victims
Neck and back injuries that do not result in broken bones are generally referred to as “soft tissue” injuries by insurance companies. Insurers frequently deny soft tissue injury claims because the injuries are harder for the injured person to prove. However, these injuries can result in medical bills and lost time at work. They can also affect your life. Because of your injury, you may be unable to perform your job, lift your baby or sit in a theater to watch a movie.
How Can I Prove I am Injured?
In any personal injury case, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible after the accident and follow your doctor’s treatment plan for your recovery. If you fail to seek medical care right away or do not follow up on treatment recommendations, the insurance company will use that as evidence that you are not seriously injured.
When you see a doctor, it is important to explain all of the symptoms you are experiencing and how the injury affects you in daily life. Neck and back injuries may not show up on X-rays. However, spinal problems such as bulging or herniated disks can be detected on a MRI exam or CT scan.
Our lawyers can serve as your advocate to ensure you receive the medical care you need both to recovery and to prove your injury.