Back Injury Claims St. Louis

St. Louis Back Injury Lawyers fight for the rights of victims in Missouri and Illinois


St. Louis Back Injury Claim Attorney

Back Injury Lawyer in St. Louis.The human spine is composed of 33 bones that extend from the skull all the way down to the pelvis. According to the American Chiropractor Association, 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their life, with the most common types being sprained ligaments, dislocated bones, and ruptured disks. When a vertebrae or disk is sprained, dislocated, or broken in a person’s back in a car accident, sports accident, or other types of personal injury accidents, this can lead to severe, and possibly permanent, harm and losses that can make it challenging for a person to perform everyday activities.

Chris Dixon

Founder and Managing Attorney

I pride myself on tirelessly fighting for the injury victims who continuously trust me with their cases. It is an honor to serve and a passion which drives my existence.

If you are one of the 20% of people in the U.S. affected by chronic back pain, and you’ve experienced high medical expenses, severe mental distress, or an overall decrease in life satisfaction, the Dixon Injury Firm specializes in fighting for the rights of injury victims. Christopher Dixon and the St. Louis Back Injury Lawyers understand how difficult it is to live with a chronic injury, and are committed to recovering the most compensation for clients living with a back injury caused by another person’s carelessness. For more information on how the Missouri Back Injury Lawyers at the Dixon Injury Firm can recover a high settlement for your back injury claim in St. Louis, call (314) 409-7060 or 855-40-2724 (toll-free) to discuss your case.

Top Causes of Chronic Back Injuries

The human spine operates in conjunction with the brain, and while delicate nerve endings in a person’s lower or upper body can easily be damaged in a high-impact car crash or sports accident, the spine is protected by dozens of vertebrae that are designed to absorb the shock of injury to the spine, which makes it less likely for victims to suffer permanent back pain. However, as a person’s body ages or is still developing, their bones are more susceptible to injury, given the weaker density. Typically, the most common causes of chronic back pain and disabilities associated with back injuries include:

  • Severe car accidents are one of the most common causes of back injuries in the U.S.
  • Catastrophic truck accidents can cause altered mobility, loss of coordination, partial or total paralyzation, and other severe back injuries
  • Repetitive work injuries, such as muscle strains or fractures caused by injuring the same body part time and again – each time the back is injured, this decreases its stability and makes the area more susceptible to injury
  • Daily stress or pressure on the lower or upper back, or neck – sitting incorrectly, lifting improperly, or walking with poor posture
  • Sports accidents, such as those caused in football, track, cross country, etc. Athletes are constantly on the go, training for their next event, but the wear and tear this can put on the body, can cause or contribute to chronic back, neck, shoulder, and other bodily injuries

If you suffered a back injury in a motor vehicle accident that someone else was at-fault in, or while on the job, by filing a personal injury or workers compensation claim against the negligent party, you could be entitled to compensation under Missouri’s Injury or Workers Compensation laws.

$35 Million+ Recovered

Chris has recovered over $35 million for his injured clients, and can assist you with your injury claims. To get started on your personal injury case, contact our St. Louis injury attorneys today!

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Call or email the Personal Injury Attorneys at Dixon Injury Firm today to schedule your free injury claim consultation with Chris. Our experienced lawyers make the difference.


How is a Chronic Back Injury Diagnosed? | St. Louis Back Injury Lawyers

Regardless of pre-existing conditions, such as prior symptoms of back pain, injury to the site, or medical conditions that might cause a weakened structure, such as stenosis or family history of back problems, you could still be eligible to pursue a back injury claim depending on the circumstances of the accident.

For example, if you are prone to back pain related to a certain work activity, such as moving inventory or operating a machine, with a workers compensation claim, proof of ongoing back injuries, and a diagnosis from a medical professional, you could be able to recover temporary or permanent disability with a workers comp claim, or a settlement with a personal injury claim. Chronic back injuries are typically diagnosed with the following types of tests:

  • X-Rays, CT scans, and Myelograms Imaging examine the back structure for sprains, fractures, and ligament tears
  • Discography, MRI’s, and Electrodiagnostics can diagnose disc ruptures and breaks
  • Bone Scans which identify joint disesases, bloodstream abnormalities, and more
  • Ultrasounds offer a “real-time” visual of a person’s body, making it a great method for diagnosing a variety of injuries, such as ligament tears in the back, tissue injuries, ruptured vertebrae, and more

Depending on the cause of a person’s back injury, some back injuries can heal over time with regular use of ice packs, heating pads, and other inflammation reducers, but in more severe cases, surgery, lifelong physical therapy, or pain medications might be required for victims to live a comfortable life post-injury. Hospital bills, physical therapy expenses, and medication can be expensive and cause increased stress on a victim, but with a valid claim and an experienced St. Louis Back Injury Lawyer on your side, a settlement can be recovered quickly to compensate victims and their families for damages.

Back Injury Claims in St. Louis, Missouri

If you are thinking about filing a back injury claim in Missouri, it’s crucial to your case to hire an experienced attorney. A Missouri Back Injury Lawyer can assess your situation, gather evidence of past and present back pain caused by the accident, and additional proof that the other party is responsible for your injuries. Under Missouri’s Statute of Limitations, if an injury claim is brought within five years of an accident occurring, or two years in the case of a workplace accident, there is substantial evidence of the victim’s injuries, proof of the other party’s negligence, and a compelling back injury claim brought by an attorney, back injury claims in Missouri can recover compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of income, property damages, loss of affection, and other damages.

Talk to Our Missouri Back Injury Lawyers Now

The spinal cord and other structural elements of the human body, such as back muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones, are interconnected, and when one part of the body is injured, it can lead to damage to other parts of the body over time, especially when it comes to chronic lower back pain and permanent disabilities caused by damage to the back. The St. Louis Back Injury Lawyers at the Dixon Injury Firm can ensure that you get the highest settlement for damages and that stress is alleviated for you and your family during this difficult time.

Christopher Dixon has been recognized as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by the National Trial Lawyers Association, earned the status of a Lifetime Member in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and has recovered over $35,000,000 in settlements for injury victims in Missouri.

For more information on how Chris Dixon and the Missouri Back Injury Lawyers at the Dixon Injury Firm can recover compensation for your back injury claim, call (314) 409-7060, 855-40-2724 (toll-free), or contact our attorneys today for a free case review or consultation.

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Meet Christopher R. Dixon

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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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