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The Most Common Back Injuries You May Suffer In a Car Crash



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A car accident can cause lower back injury, mid-back injury, upper back injury, neck injury, or spinal cord injury. Some of the common back injuries that people suffer in car accidents include whiplash, herniated discs, and spinal cord injuries. Many back injury patients experience severe and long-lasting symptoms that affect their life and finances in many ways.

Our goal is to help you get compensation for the losses you have experienced as a result of your back or spinal injury. We have helped people with their car accident cases for over 30 years and have won more than $400 million for our clients in verdicts and settlements. Get a free consultation about your case by calling us at (718-587-0125.

Common Back Injuries From Car Accidents


In our over three decades of practicing law, we have met a lot of clients experiencing pain and discomfort in their back and neck following an accident. In many cases, they are suffering from whiplash.

Whiplash occurs when the head, neck, and upper back forcefully jerk back and forth during an accident. This sudden motion can damage ligaments, tendons, and muscles in the neck and upper back. We use these ligaments, tendons, and muscles a lot, making it difficult to rest them enough so they heal.

This is whiplash, and it can affect victims of car accidents for weeks, months, or even longer.

While those who experience whiplash may find some relief through anti-inflammatory medication, many experience long-term nagging pain in their neck and upper back. It may diminish over time, but could significantly affect one’s ability to work. Some people might require treatment, rehabilitation, or surgery to repair damaged tissue in the neck or back.

Our team can review your accident and injuries and help you if you have a case. Our goal is to demonstrate the  impact of your injury, show how your back injury affects your physical health and well-being, and establish the effects of your injury on your ability to work.

Herniated Disc

Herniated discs are among the most frustrating and painful injuries that our clients experience in car accidents. They cause various symptoms, and they can cause lingering pain in different parts of the body.

A herniated disc occurs when the soft inner portion of a spinal disc protrudes through the disc’s outer portion. This can apply pressure to a nerve in the spinal column, causing pain, numbness, weakness, or a tingling sensation in the back, neck, legs, or arms.

If you experience a herniated disc, you may require back injury treatment, ongoing care, and rehabilitation. Surgery may be necessary in some cases too. Depending on the severity of the injury and the part of the body affected by the herniated disc, some people are unable to work during their recovery, or may take a lower-paying job if they cannot perform their previous job duties.

Oresky & Associates, PLLC has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients to compensate them for their pain and suffering. Our team will put forth its best efforts to collect  evidence that proves  that your injurie have  caused economic and non economic losses, that have impacted the quality of your life.

Some of the evidence we may retrieve includes police and accident reports, photographic evidence, and even testimony from accident reconstruction experts. To get a free consultation about your case and to take advantage of our over 30 years of experience, call us today at (718) 993-9999.

Spinal Cord Injuries

“Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of SCI [spinal cord injuries] in the U.S. in younger individuals,” according to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. A spinal cord injury is a major back injury that, in some cases, can cause considerable losses for the rest of the victim’s life.

Injury to the spinal cord can cause nerve damage, loss of muscle function, loss of bowel control, and loss of sensation, all of which can be temporary or permanent. The parts of the body affected by the spinal cord injury depend on the location of the injury. Some spinal cord injury patients experience full or partial paralysis, and many experience emotional effects including depression.

Further, spinal cord patients often receive significant hospital bills and expensive ongoing care and treatment. Patients may require rehabilitation, too, as well as assistive devices or modifications to their home and vehicle.

Work with Oresky & Associates, PLLC to identify and document the many ways that an SCI affects your life and financial health. This is crucial to ensure you have the resources you need to get ongoing medical treatment, nursing care, and anything else you will need if you suffered permanent injuries or disability.

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Oresky & Associates, PLLC Can Help You With Your Back Injury Case

People who suffer from any of these common back injuries or others often experience significant physical pain and disability. If your back injury is permanent and incapacitating, it can take more than just a financial toll on your life. Many also experience depression and other emotional injuries.

In a lot of cases, the full extent of a back injury and the long-term prognosis is unclear in the immediate aftermath of the accident. Do not settle your case before your talk to a back injury lawyer at our law firm. Let our team help you identify all of the economic and non-economic losses associated with your back injury.

We can retrieve your medical records, document your income losses, and may even work with expert witnesses who can speak to how your back injury will affect your life. Some examples of recoverable damages in a settlement for a car accident back and neck injury case include: