Florida Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Representing Injured Victims Throughout Volusia County and Flagler County
Attorney Sam N. Masters, founder of Sam Masters Legal, has 30 years of experience handling personal injury claims including neck and/or back injuries. Whether the injury was caused by a traffic accident, a lift injury at work or a fall injury, this type of injury has serious and often life-long effects. This is why it is best to consult an attorney as soon as possible after the accident happens.
When you are involved in a serious traffic accident or workplace accident, you may experience pain in your spine and back. The pain may occur suddenly or several hours after the trauma. Most neck and back injuries are a result of a serious sprain or strain to the muscles or ligaments. These types of injuries can eventually be healed within a few months with medical treatment.
Whiplash is a term that is used to describe a number of different injuries to the neck. Whiplash is generally caused by sudden extension and flexion of the neck. This type of injury is often the result of a car crash. The degree of injury is generally caused by the speed of the car during the crash. Severe whiplash can cause injury to the spine and surrounding nerves and muscles. Some neck and back injuries are more than just a severe sprain or strain. There is enough trauma to a particular region of the body to cause a herniated disc.
What is a herniated disc? Your spine consists of several cylindrical bones or discs called vertebrae. In between each vertebra, there is a small layer of padding that acts like a shock absorber. When the disc becomes damaged due to trauma, the disc may “bulge” or break open. This condition is commonly termed a “herniated disc.” Sometimes these injuries are also referred to as a “ruptured disc” or a “slipped disc.” Herniated discs are common in the lumbar (lower back) region of the spine. Herniated discs are also common in the cervical (neck) area of the spine. In very rare trauma cases, a herniated disc may occur in the thoracic spine (upper back). The herniated disc pressing against the spinal nerves results in severe pain and even numbness to the parts of the body where the affected nerves travel. In many cases, a herniated disc will require surgical repair to alleviate the serious pain and numbness. The proper diagnosis of a herniated disc by a doctor typically including MRI or CT images is vital to obtain proper medical treatment.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a traffic accident, slip and fall or workplace accident in the Daytona Beach area, you are likely experiencing a challenging and difficult time. In this time of crisis, you do not have to face the pending medical bills, lost wages and suffering alone. Sam Masters Legal is able and willing to advise you of your legal rights to fair legal compensation.
At Sam Masters Legal, Sam and his firm will collaborate on your neck and back injury case so that he can effectively prepare your personal injury case for a fair settlement offer or trial. Personal injury cases require an experienced lawyer to carefully examine all of the facts about the case, collect evidence, and obtain witness statements to construct a winning legal claim. These matters and legal procedures include initially investigating the facts of the accident, properly documenting the client’s injuries, complying with legal procedure, such as, filing deadlines, meeting policy notice requirements, and recording the payment of accident related medical bills.
Sam Masters Legal has over three decades of personal injury litigation knowledge and experience to protect your legal right to fair compensation for property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, long-term physical therapy, and all other legally compensatory damages. Contact Sam N. Masters and his staff as quickly as possible after your injury. Time is of the essence. Sam Masters Legal is ready to fight for your legal rights and ensure that you and/or your loved ones receive the complete compensation entitled by law.