Due to the special makeup of the human body, back and neck injuries are quite common in truck accidents. They don’t have a lot of guarding from muscles or fat and, therefore, are quite delicate portions of the human system. Thus, just a minor incident can trigger a serious harm with long-term health consequences to the victim. If this happened to you, Jimmie Kang Law Firm can bring a claim for relief on your behalf in Southern California. We can represent you in a way that secures all available compensation under the law. Keep reading the following sections to learn about important topics related to truck accident lawsuits. Then, call our offices and begin the path to relief.
Back and Neck Injuries Suffered in Truck Accidents
Truck accidents are particularly violent events. They leave all parts of the body subject to serious injury. Damage to the neck and back is especially common. Our team works with victims that have suffered these injuries from truck crashes. We see the impact it has on their life.
They generally come about due to the speed of the collision. The trucks and other vehicles are going at such fast speeds that when they stop the inertia pushes people forward. Then, they slam into something within the car or truck and sprain, strain, or break something. Here are some common back and neck injuries that people experience from truck accidents in California:
- Herniated Disk: Herniated disks are one of the most serious problems that can emerge from a truck accident. It occurs when something bad happens in the cushion between the bones in the spine. If the cushion juts out or tears, then you will probably have a herniated disk and will most likely experience pain.
- Whiplash: Whiplash is a condition that happens when the neck and head are quickly thrust back and forth. It causes pain throughout the general region of the body and can manifest in several different ways.
- Sprain/Strain: Truck accident victims strain their back or neck when they damage tendons, muscles, or parts of the body that connect tendons or muscles. They sprain their back or back when they damage tissues that connect bones in that area.
These are various injuries but there are other ways in which you can injure your back and neck in a truck crash. Plus, there are so many symptoms that it makes pinpointing what you have difficult. For instance, you might feel very tired, have a hard time sleeping, get dizzy, have a headache, or feel other side effects. To figure out what type of neck or back injury you sustained following a California truck accident, consult your personal physician.
After truck accidents, you should carefully monitor your condition for various injuries including neck and back pain. Neck and back injuries are extremely serious and might not evidence themselves dramatically so it’s important to check. For treatment purposes, you should quickly immobilize the affected area. Use braces, pillows, or anything similar to limit your ability to move from one side to the other. If you feel like you need to throw up or make any other movements, do so carefully and try not to jerk or jolt your back and neck. For long-term treatment, you may consider any of the following options:
- Physical therapy.
- Pain management
- Alternative methods
If you suffer from back or neck pain after a truck accident, you should sit down with your doctor and review all of your short-term and long-term treatment options. Your plan of care should be specific to your individual injuries. Also, it may be very expensive and this is something that can affect the value of your claim. To learn about what you could recover to help pay for the costs of these pricey treatments, call our office and speak with someone from our team. We have helped other back and neck injury victims recover and we can show you what might be possible.
Claims for Back and Neck Injuries From California Truck Accidents
Nearly all of your claims in Southern California for back and neck injuries from truck accidents will be for negligence. This means you must show that the defendant acted unreasonably and you suffered as a result. For instance, if the truck driver cut you off or rear-ended ended you and that caused your herniated disk or neck sprain, then you could potentially sue the driver for negligence. However, there are some important caveats. First, you must show exactly how the defendant’s misconduct led to your injuries because the defendant will try and come back and say that it was your fault, someone else’s fault, or act of nature. Second, you must show actual damages such as medical bills, lost income, or reduced quality of life (such as pain and suffering). Third, you must file your case within two years of the accident or when you reasonably discovered your injuries
The Value of Back and Neck Injury Claims From a California Truck Crash
“What is my case worth?” We know that this is probably what is centrally on your mind if you have been injured in a truck accident. While a more detailed answer can only come from an expert analysis of the accident facts, your injuries, and California laws, there are some quick calculations you can do to get an estimate. First, add up all of the bills that the truck incident cost you. Second, multiply this figure by a number between six and ten if you suffered intangible injuries like long-term pain, disability, or disfigurement depending upon how serious these harms were. Third, subtract twenty-five percent for costs. This solution should give a rough guide to the value of your claim. Again, call our offices to get a more thorough analysis and better prediction to what your case could be worth.
California Truck Accident Lawsuits With Back or Neck Injuries
The extraordinary pressure that truck accidents create put lots of pain and stress on the human body. Neck and back injuries are incredibly common in these circumstances and, unfortunately, incredibly costly. Below we have compiled some truck accident verdicts and settlements from different jurisdictions in California related to people with back and neck injuries.
If you have been injured in a truck crash case in California, we invite you to contact our office for a free case review with an experienced attorney. All of our cases are handled on a contingency fee basis– meaning there is never a legal fee charged unless there is a recovery for you.
Truck Accident Lawyers That can Help You in Orange County!
Anytime that you file a case in California for personal injury damages, there will be several complicated and consuming challenges. With back and neck injuries from truck accidents, that will especially be the case. They are difficult harms to illustrate and there are a lot of losses to prove. Therefore, it is important to utilize the experience and resources of a firm like the Jimmie Kang Law Firm. We can make sure that you get what you deserve at no upfront cost. To learn about what recovery might be in store for you and how you can obtain most effectively, give us a call!