Helping Accident Victims Seek Compensation for Neck and Back Trauma
One of the major risks associated with motor vehicle collisions and other traumatic accidents is damage to the spinal cord. If you have experienced any type of sudden impact or jarring motion in the neck or back area, you could be facing serious, long-term medical consequences.
At the North Vancouver law firm of Poyner Baxter LLP, our spinal cord injury lawyers have more than 30 years of experience helping clients in British Columbia pursue ICBC claims and other personal injury claims for damages associated with cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine injuries.
Ensuring That Clients Are Properly Diagnosed and Treated
Neck and back traumas can cause a number of internal injuries — including herniated discs, fractured vertebrae and nerve impingement — that can cause damage to the spinal cord. Spinal cord injuries can cause a range of long-term problems, including the following:
- Persistent neck and back pain
- Decreased bodily function
- Paraplegia and quadriplegia
If there is any indication that you have suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident, it is very important that you be referred to a neurosurgeon or other medical specialist and that an MRI or other radiological procedure be performed to diagnose the nature and extent of your injuries.
Unfortunately, all too often, family doctors do not order the appropriate tests or give the appropriate referrals to back injury victims. Our lawyers can work with your doctor to ensure that you receive the full medical care and attention you need after your accident.
Contact Our British Columbia Personal Injury Lawyers at 604-210-3651
If you have suffered any type of neck or back injury in an accident, our lawyers can explain your options for seeking compensation. Call our office at 604-210-3651 or e-mail us to schedule a free consultation. We handle all personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis.