Back Injury Claims St. Louis

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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 Chiropractic 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 vertebra 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, and are looking for personal injury lawyers in the St. Louis area, then the Dixon Injury Firm can help you fight for your rights as an injury victim.

Christopher Dixon and the St. Louis back injury lawyers in his firm 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
  • Medical errors can cause chronic back injuries. Incorrectly administering a spinal anesthetic, failing to diagnose a tumor that damages the spinal cord, or making mistakes during neurosurgery or orthopedic surgery are common medical errors that often come to light in medical malpractice cases for back 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. Hiring experienced work-related injury lawyers can make all the difference in getting fair compensation for your claim.

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Chris has recovered over $50 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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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 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 Electrodiagnostic can diagnose disc ruptures and breaks
  • Bone Scans which identify joint diseases, 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 can heal over time with regular use of ice packs, heating pads, and other inflammation reducers. However, 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.

Can I Sue for My Back Injury?

Often job-related injury lawyers have a client who will ask, “I was injured at work… what are my rights?” If you or a loved one were injured at work, you can sue your employer for your back injury if it was a result of intentional conduct by your employer. For instance, an injury could occur because an employer failed to provide safety gear or coerced employees to work in an unsafe environment.

You can also sue for a back injury because of a car accident, slipping and falling on a property, or using a defective product. In all these instances, you have to establish that the other party was responsible for your back injury because of something that they did to endanger you or something that they failed to do to keep you safe.

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Spinal Cord Injury and 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.

If you need a workplace accident lawyer or car accident lawyer in St Louis, it’s advisable to hire one as soon as possible.

Who Might Be Liable for Your Back Injury?

Personal injury cases can arise in many ways. Your back injury, for instance, could occur because of an auto accident. It could also occur because of premises liability or product liability.

In all these instances, you have to establish that the other party behaved in some type of negligent way that resulted in your back injury.

Are Back Injuries Hard to Prove?

Although back injuries are a common effect of trauma, they are often difficult to prove in a personal injury case. An insurance company defending the other party can claim that your back injury is due to a problem with your anatomical structure or neuropathy–or even a response to psychosocial stressors.

Back injuries are difficult to prove because diagnostic testing only has a limited value and your lifestyle may be partially responsible. Since pain is a subjective experience, it can’t be accurately measured.

Because the other party can put up a strong defense, your choice of a lawyer will help you get a settlement or win your case in court.

Evidence Used in a Back Injury Lawsuit

The more evidence, particularly physical evidence, you can present to a jury about the cause of your back injury, the more likely you are to win your case.

If, for instance, you tripped and fell and injured your back because of a broken step in a wooden staircase at your place of employment, you could take a picture of it. Besides showing cause, evidence can also be used to explain the extent of your injury to a jury. Some physical evidence can also be collected, such as torn clothing.

It’s essential to collect this evidence as soon as possible because the cause of the accident can be repaired, modified by time, covered up by weather conditions, or destroyed.

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How Much Is a Back Injury Settlement?

Asking how much is a permanent back injury worth is a difficult question to answer because there are many possible reasons for this type of injury. Did you get a back injury from a car accident? Are you asking about work injury lawsuit settlements?

Each case is unique because the impact on the person’s life is unique. Any back injury lawyer who tells a client that all cases of a certain kind are worth a similar amount is not doing their job.

Online you can find things like a back injury settlement calculator, which are complete marketing tools and provide meaningless information. It is important all of your harms and losses that result from your back injury are discussed in detail with you attorney.

Factors That May Affect the Value of Your Back Injury Claim

Many factors can influence the value of your back injury claim. It will help your claim to have highly credible witnesses and to have all your witnesses tell similar stories. It’s also helpful to have medical records that document all your injuries.

Conversely, the worth of your claim will suffer if you have no witnesses or only a few witnesses with questionable credibility; if your witnesses share conflicting stories, if you have no medical records or scant documentation, and if you’re partially liable for having the accident.

Why You Need a Personal Injury Attorney After a Back Injury

Since personal injury claims for a back injury are often difficult to prove in court because insurance companies hire experienced bodily injury lawyers to cast doubt on your claim, you should engage attorneys that have a long history of helping their clients get back injury compensation.

St. Louis personal injury attorneys at the Dixon Law Firm have years of experience working on back injury cases. Besides providing legal advice, they will work hard to ensure that their clients’ medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost time from work is fully compensated for by the other party’s insurance company.

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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.

If you are searching for the “best personal injury lawyer near me,” someone with a history of impressive case results, then you should consider getting a free case evaluation from the Dixon Injury Firm.

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 $50,000,000 in settlements for injury victims in Missouri. Many clients regard him as a leading workers’ compensation attorney 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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