Broomfield Attorneys Serving Those with Neck & Back Injuries
Neck and back injuries can cause significant pain and have lasting adverse effects on other parts of your body. Getting checked out immediately is essential if you or a loved one have experienced a neck and/or back injury.
Knowing all your options and exactly how to proceed is critical. At Ramos Law, we help people who have experienced injuries due to someone else’s negligence. Our neck and spine injury attorneys in Broomfield, CO, have years of experience handling personal injury cases. We are ready to fight for the financial compensation you deserve.
Contact us today for a complimentary, no-obligation consultation.
Why Choose Our Neck & Spine Injury Attorneys in Broomfield?
Many neck and/or spinal injury victims face overwhelming financial situations from medical bills, lost work, and recovery. Our compassionate neck and spine injury attorneys will invest our time and resources into building your claim and handling all the details.
Dr. Joseph Ramos is an emergency medical physician and attorney with decades of experience guiding treatment, including those who have suffered neck and spinal injuries from various accidents. He began pursuing law because, as an ER doctor, he wished every injured person or wronged individual could access legal counsel. We can give the best possible representation since we understand your case more deeply from medical and legal angles.
Compensation for Neck & Back Injuries
The damages awarded to you are determined by the court and based on your situation. Every case is unique, and your settlement could be $10,000 or over $100,000, depending on several factors. As a rule of thumb, you can seek damages to recover:
- Property damages, vehicle repairs or replacement, etc.
- Medical expenses, assisted living expenses, medications, etc.
- Lost wages or reduced earning capacity
- Anticipated future medical care
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
You may receive punitive damages if the person or entity that caused the accident was particularly negligent. Although only some states permit punitive damages in neck and back injury lawsuits, they work to punish the negligent party for their behavior and aim to prevent others from similar actions.
Discuss Your Claim with Our Neck & Spine Injury Attorneys in Broomfield, CO
Every client at Ramos Law is our top priority. We take pride in our reputation for honesty, fairness, and a strong work ethic. We understand the nuances of personal injury law and how it applies to your circumstances.
There’s no one better to represent you, protect your rights as a victim, and fight for the compensation you’re entitled to. Don’t hesitate to contact our experienced neck and spine injury attorneys in Broomfield, CO, for a complimentary, no-obligation consultation.
FAQ: Common Causes and Effects of Neck Injuries
Neck injuries are frequently caused by traumas, including rapid stop-and-start head motion, which damages muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, and even the brain. Common causes include car, truck, or other vehicle accidents such as rear-end collisions, T-bone accidents, bicycle accidents, work injuries, slips/falls, and sports-related incidents.
The most common types of neck injuries are:
- Whiplash (Cervical Acceleration-Deceleration syndrome)
- Ligament Injury
- Muscle sprain/strain
- Nerve Damage
Whiplash occurs when a person’s head is forcefully jerked from the front, back, or side due to impact from another vehicle. This can cause overstretched muscles and sprained joints, leading to significant neck pain. Additionally, damage to delicate ligaments and nerves in the neck can result in pain radiating to other body parts, such as the arms, hands, head, and upper torso.
Accidents can cause joint, muscle, and nerve damage in the back. Nerve damage can lead to pain, numbness, tingling, or altered sensation in the groin, legs, feet, and ankles. Other back injuries include herniated discs, injuries to spinal joints and ligaments. In extreme cases, fractures or spinal cord injuries can lead to permanent damage.
Accidents involving sudden and unexpected motion can cause the brain to jostle within the skull, resulting in bruising of delicate brain tissue. Post-Concussive Syndrome (PCS) and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) are two conditions that can arise from such trauma.
After an accident, head, neck, or brain injury symptoms may not be immediately apparent. Common signs include headaches, increased fatigue, sleep disturbances, difficulty focusing, heightened irritability (“road rage”), and pain, numbness, or tingling, which could indicate nerve damage.
Treatment options vary based on the location, severity, and individual response to care.
Some common treatments include:
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractic care
- Muscle and joint injections
- Spinal surgery
- Counseling for mental and emotional injuries
- Cognitive rehabilitation for brain trauma
While many non-serious injuries can resolve over time with proper care, severe injuries may require advanced procedures like radio-frequency neuro ablations or surgeries. These treatments may lead to long-term effects, and in some cases, nerves that have been “killed” during neuro ablation procedures can grow back, causing recurring pain.
Recovery following an accident is often tested by a person’s ability to perform routine daily activities. Persistent pain can adversely affect Activities of Daily Living (ADL), such as home routines, work duties, social activities, hobbies, and overall well-being. Severe injuries may result in the loss of one or more ADLs, significantly impacting a person’s quality of life and leading to emotional and mental stress.
If you’ve experienced any of these injuries, you must seek immediate medical evaluation from a trained professional to document your injuries for potential personal injury claims. Additionally, consider consulting a Ramos Law neck and spine attorney in Broomfield, CO, who can provide guidance and legal support.