When car accidents cause back injuries, understand your rights

After a car accident, victims may suffer from soreness and discomfort for a period of time, ranging from a few days to a few weeks. Sometimes, this normal discomfort never dissipates, revealing an injury that is more serious than originally thought. Back injuries, while fairly common for Oklahoma victims of car accidents, can be serious or indicate that serious injuries have been suffered. 

Normally, back injuries lead to soreness, muscle aches, limited range of motion and more. When these injuries are serious or are symptomatic of more serious underlying conditions, victims may suffer from bowel or bladder problems, fevers and severe pain. Car accidents often exacerbate pre-existing back injuries or cause chronic back problems that seriously compromise quality of life. 

Although back injuries are one of the most common types of car accident injuries, victims have the same right to recovery as any other person who has suffered due to the actions of another person. Back injuries may affect a person's ability to work, participate in normal activities and rest comfortably. In order to achieve a full recovery, extensive and costly medical treatment may be required.

Those who have been injured in car accidents should take steps to protect their right to medical treatment and recovery of financial losses. Back injuries should not be overlooked, and a lawyer can fight for your interests and determine which legal options are available to you. An injury to the back can be painful and frustrating, but Oklahoma victims do not have to navigate the aftermath of accidents alone.

Source: mayoclinic.org, "Back pain Symptoms", Accessed on Feb. 15, 2016

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