The majority of back injuries do not present themselves straight away. In fact, many back injuries can take days, weeks, or even months to develop symptoms. Adrenaline may hide the full degree of the car accident’s impact on your back and body, but any untreated back injury could be severe and develop over time. Even if you don’t feel injured, it’s crucial to see a doctor immediately after a car accident. Getting checked out can help you prevent dangerous health consequences and get the treatment you need right away.
In order to accurately identify your injury, your doctor will likely order imaging tests such as an X-ray, MRI, or CT scan. You may be required to undergo several of these tests, which though are not painful can be costly.
Spinal cord injuries are the most serious and irreversible, but any form of back injury can have a long-term impact on your life, especially as you become older.You’ll probably have to be careful about stretching and exercise, and you won’t be able to do some physical activities (like running or riding roller coasters) that you used to enjoy before the injury. Additionally, you’ll probably have to go to physical therapy or the chiropractor on a regular basis. If you become paralyzed, you will almost certainly require lifelong assistance.
Medical bills and lost pay from a back injury can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. You shouldn’t have to face the financial burden of a back injury incurred in a car accident that wasn’t your fault. An experienced Florida car accident attorney can fight for you to achieve the just payout you deserve and the closure you need to move on.
James Piccolino Law, P.A. can combine his unique medical knowledge from years of practicing chiropractic medicine with the legal knowledge of car accident cases to help you seek justice. Visit James Piccolino Law online to request a consultation.