Back Injury Claims St. Louis

The best St. Louis back injury claim lawyers are just a phone call away at Dixon Injury Firm.


The human spine is made up of 33 bones, called vertebrae, extending from the skull to the pelvis. Between each pair of vertebrae is an intervertebral disk. These vertebrae and discs enclose the spinal cord, which is made of the nerves that carry signals from the brain to the rest of the body. Needless to say, anything that disrupts the spinal cord can cause life-altering paralysis.

Our firm provides a broad range of legal services. This includes personal injury, workers compensation, product liability, and other claims. Our St. Louis back injury claims lawyers bring grade-a legal counsel to clients and their families. Please contact us for additional information and a free consultation.

St. Louis Back Injury Claims Lawyers

When you start back injury claims in St. Louis, it’s important to find legal counsel with experience. Our personal injury and liability lawyers make sure clients have the resources they need to win a case. Here are a few questions to ask St. Louis back injury claims lawyers:

How much does legal counsel cost me? This varies on the back injury claim and other factors. We use a contingency system, meaning our services are free.

How much could I win? Again, this also depends on the case. Dixon Injury Firm’s St. Louis back injury claims attorneys fight to provide clients medical expenses, personal hardship, and other damages.

What do I do now? The first step is to contact Dixon for more information and consultation.

When the Injury Happened May Be In Dispute

The nature of back injuries can lead to disputes about who should be responsible for back injury claims. For example, if someone shows up in the emergency room after a car accident with a slipped disc in their back, they may expect that whoever is responsible for the car crash should also be responsible for their back injury. It is not always that easy, though. The other side may claim that the back injury was preexisting, and that the car crash did not make anything worse.

Many people are walking around with natural wear and tear on their back that is not causing symptoms but does put them at a higher injury risk than the average person. In general, this should not matter because the person that caused an injury should be liable even if the injured person was predisposed to be injured. The only question in court will be whether the person was already injured or not. This is sometimes called the “eggshell skull rule.” Basically, it means that if you cause harm to someone you are taking the risk that they might be easily injured. If you punch someone in the face and they have such a weak skull that the punch kills them, then the person that threw the punch is usually liable for the death. Likewise, if you injure an older person with a weak back in a car crash you should be liable for any damage to their back.

The spine can also suffer other serious injuries as well. For example, a vertebra can slip out of place or the nerves in the spine can get compressed. These conditions can have somewhat similar symptoms. They can cause pain in the back that can radiate throughout the body, as well as muscle weakness. These conditions are more likely to occur in older people and an ailment like a slipped disc can tend to get worse with age. In other words, back injuries can be degenerative. Treating these conditions can require costly medical care, and might only be fixable with surgery.

More About Back Injury Claims Attorneys in St. Louis, MO

Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm specialize in back injury claims and additional personal and workplace accidents. Recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, Chris knows how difficult these types of cases are for clients. To help alleviate financial stress, Dixon Injury Firm make things easier by providing a contingency payment plan. This enables clients to pay fees only if damages are awarded. Dixon’s legal services are free.

Get Treatment, And Then Talk to a St. Louis Back Injury Claim Lawyer

The most important part of any back injury claim is going to see a doctor as soon as possible. Back injuries are nothing to take lightly, and getting examined is important to both protect your health and document your injuries for any future claims. Keep in mind that depending on how you were injured, there is a good chance you will be dealing with a large insurance company. These companies are skilled at fighting off claims and settling as cheaply as possible. You need to be on guard.

For example, do not make any unnecessary statements before talking to your own lawyer. A simple “I’m sorry” can be used against you later as an admission that the injury was your fault. You should also beware of a quick settlement offer. Insurance companies love to make early contact after a back injury claim to try and settle before the injured person understands the full scope of their injuries. You do not want to settle serious back injury claims for the price of a few days in the hospital only to later learn that you may be spending years in surgery and rehab. To avoid these mistakes, we encourage anyone with a serious back injury to call us as soon as possible for a FREE consultation at (314) 409-7060.

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Results — that's what clients expect from Dixon Injury Firm. Chris brings years of personal injury law experience to the table. Based in St. Louis, his firm provides free consultations and contingency service to the high-caliber injury and liability legal arena. Tell us about your case and we'll show you how to win.

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