Car accidents are a common cause of neck and back injuries, and the leading cause of spinal cord injuries. If your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, or if your injuries were caused by a defective vehicle, you can recover compensation for your neck and back injuries, but you’ll have to prove that your injuries were caused by the accident. The insurance company will try to fight paying you and may try to claim that your injuries were preexisting. You need to protect your claim.
See a Doctor and a Lawyer
You should always get medical attention after a car accident, even if you don’t feel like you’ve been injured. Neck and back injuries aren’t always noticeable immediately after the accident. The symptoms may not appear for days or weeks, but they can become debilitating and haunt you for the rest of your life. By seeing a doctor right away, you can document that your injuries were caused by your accident, and you will need that to prove your claim.
Talk to an experienced Oregon car accident attorney right away. Even with good medical records, you’ll need the help of an experienced attorney to fight the insurance company. And, if you have a preexisting neck or back injury, be upfront with your attorney about it. Preexisting conditions do not bar you from recovering compensation for new injuries in the same area or aggravation of an old injury, but the insurance company will fight it and we need to be prepared to fight for you from the very start.
If you have suffered a neck or back injury in an Oregon car accident, call Law Office of J. Clay McCaslin at 503-239-1910 or email us today to schedule your free initial consultation and find out how we can help.