Back and neck injuries are two of the most common injuries that people sustain as a result of an accident.
The back is a network of muscle, bone, nerves and other soft tissue. It was not designed to withstand the force of an accident, no matter how low-speed the collision or how minor the fall. Back injuries can involve the disks and spinal cord and may cause compression fractures in the vertebrae of the spine.
The most common type of neck injury sustained in a car accident is whiplash. It can be very painful and makes returning to normal activities almost impossible until it heals, which can take weeks, months or even years.
Back or neck injuries are frequently caused by auto accidents, slip and falls, and work accidents, but may result from a wide range of accidents.
Lawyers at our firm can help if you have sustained these or other injuries:
- Bulging or collapsed disk
- Ruptured or herniated disk
- Torn or slipped disk
- Lower back injury
- Neck injury
- Broken neck
- Spinal cord injury
- Compression fractures
- Fractured vertebrae
- Any other back, neck, disk or spine injury
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer at Ellis Law. We have several convenient office locations throughout New York, including Albany, NYC and Poughkeepsie and a "Mobile Law Office" staff who will come to you anytime, anywhere.
Protect Your Rights
It is crucial that all of your symptoms be addressed by a doctor and documented in his or her records. Legally, it can be contended that if an injury is not in a medical record, it "does not exist." What this means is that, while not impossible, it is very difficult to convince an insurance company or a jury that you have pain, discomfort or other symptoms if you have never told your doctor about them.
The adjuster or jurors may think you are making things up just to recover money. But if you have already told your doctor about them and they have been addressed months or years earlier, it adds significant credibility to your complaints. Do not feel that you will be seen as a complainer or weak if you tell your doctor about everything that is bothering you. To do so can only help in your treatment — and in your personal injury case.
Depending upon the severity of your injuries, you may require extensive rehabilitative care or surgery. The costs of necessary medical care could be overwhelming. Although sometimes these costs will be covered by insurance, it is very important that you file a claim in a timely fashion or you could lose such coverage. For example, in New York, no-fault benefits for an auto accident can be denied if you do not file an application for them within 30 days of your accident! Ellis Law will assist you in filing your no-fault application and other documents for the insurance company free of charge.
If you are contacted by anyone from an insurance company, do not give any written or verbal statement, sign anything or enter into any agreement before consulting with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Be aware that anything you say to the insurance company could be used as evidence against you in your claim. Consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer like those at Ellis Law immediately after your accident to protect your rights.
For more of our advice on how to deal with insurance companies, please read our IMPORTANT WARNING About Insurance Companies page.
Put Our Experience To Work For You
Ellis Law is a plaintiff's personal injury law firm. We only help accident victims and their families. We do not represent any insurance companies, although some have asked us to.
Our attorneys have represented thousands of injured clients. Our proven record of results speaks for itself. We have the experience, resources and commitment to protect your rights.
The attorney you choose is important. We encourage you to learn more about Ellis Law. Visit our About Us and What Makes Us Different pages to learn more about our firm, our unique client programs and the many advantages we offer personal injury victims who hire us.
Get The Vigorous Representation You Deserve
From the start of your case, we will put proven measures to work for you to build a strong case for the recovery you need and deserve. We take time to investigate the cause of accidents, understand the nature of our clients' injuries and gather evidence that is critical to the successful prosecution of personal injury claims.
Seeking Maximum Compensation For Accident Victims
We vigorously pursue maximum compensation on behalf of accident victims. If you have been injured, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages.
It is common for accident victims to underestimate the harm an injury has caused. They think only of the impact that the injury makes today — not the full extent of the damage. They don't take into account the fact that back and neck injuries may require ongoing treatment, or that they may lead to other ailments later in life. Our firm considers the entire impact of an injury in seeking full and fair compensation from the businesses and individuals responsible for hurting you.
Contact Our Albany, New York, Attorneys
With offices in Albany, Poughkeepsie, New York City and numerous other convenient locations, we provide legal representation to clients throughout New York. Through co-counsel relationships with a network of experienced injury lawyers developed over many years, Ellis Law is prepared to assist injury victims with accident claims and wrongful death litigation throughout New York and anywhere in the United States. These law firms assume joint responsibility with us for the case and share the standard legal fees with us. In cases in which we employ co-counsel, our clients benefit from the full resources of "two law firms for the price of one." In other words, there is no additional fee for the client to have full access to the resources of both law firms.
To contact our Poughkeepsie, NYC, Bronx and Albany personal injury lawyers and for accident or injury cases anywhere in New York State or nationwide, call 1-800-LAW-7777 (1-800-529-7777) or 1-800-3-ABOGADO (1-800-322-6423). You may also contact us by email or fill in the simple Injury Answerline® form on this page for answers to your questions or a free case evaluation.
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