Back, Neck, and Spinal Injuries
The physics of a car accident dictate that one part of the body receives the most stress: the spinal cord. Muscles in the neck and the back may do what they can to help protect the spine, but even when they’re successful, too often they become damaged in the process. That’s what muscle strains and sprains are all about.
Beyond injuries to your musculature, ligaments and tendons in your neck and back — the tissue that holds your bones together and connect your bones to your muscles — may get stretched out or otherwise damaged. What results can yield a lifetime of pain — whether in the form of stiffness in your neck, constant headaches, or low back pain. And if the muscles, ligaments and tendons aren’t enough to protect your spine, the pain becomes even worse. Compressed disks, or worse, herniated disks, can create a disability that gives you pain for the rest of your life.
Insurance companies have a derisive word for these types of injuries; they call them “soft tissue” injuries. They argue that if you don’t have a bone sticking out of your skin, or if you don’t have visible scarring on your face, you’re not really that injured. People who suffer these so-called “soft tissue” injuries know better. They know that the pain they feel is real, and the problems with their day-to-day life is real, as well.
“Real Cases — Real Results” Case Study No. 16:
While stopped on East Main Street in Canon City, a woman is rear-ended by a tractor-trailer not paying attention. The truck is so large that it pushes the woman’s car to the curb, causing her to fear for her life. Following the collision, the woman suffers neck pain, loss of range of motion, back pain, and headaches. Dan Slater files suit for the woman against the trucking company and helps her recover more than $100,000.
Dan Slater understands that these injuries are very real, indeed. He’s seen the impacts of injuries to necks, backs, and spinal cords. He’s seen insurance adjusters casually and cruelly suggest that car accident victims are not really as injured as they say. And he’s fought hard to make sure that his clients get the respect, compassion, and justice that they deserve.
Dan understands that people injured in a car accident are just that: people. They aren’t file numbers or claim numbers. He works to understand the real-life impacts a client faces — missed soccer games for the grandkids, camping trips not taken, books not read, and home-cooked meals never served. Then, he works to ensure that your story is told, whether to an insurance company or to a jury.
“Real Cases — Real Results” Case Study No. 76:
Driving along Highway 50 East of Pueblo, an elderly man encounters a van making an illegal turn onto the Highway in front of him. The man slams on his brakes, but cannot avoid an impact and ends up in the ditch alongside the road. In the process, the man suffered a brain contusion, and neck and back injuries. He continued to suffer neck and back pain and headaches long after the accident. Dan Slater worked to help the man recover for his injuries, and was able to help this elderly man obtain $90,000 for his injuries.
If you’re suffering from back, neck, or spinal injuries, you need to have an attorney that knows the medicine behind those injuries. You also need an attorney that has seen scores of these injuries and the human impacts of their devastation. And you need an attorney who will fight to ensure that your story — your real story — is told. Dan Slater is the attorney who can do all of that, and more.
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