Back Pain After a Car Crash? What You Need to Know

Back injuries, ranging from lower back pain and strains all the way to spinal cord trauma that causes paraplegia, are a major risk of car accidents. These injuries can be surprisingly hard to diagnose and treat, which is why many car crash survivors in Colorado and South Florida turn to the family-based team at Flaxman Law Group.


Our father-son attorney team work hard to make sure you get compensation you’re entitled to, so if you’re injured don’t hesitate to contact us to find out how much your case may be worth.

Car Crashes Cause Back Injuries

When you’re in a car accident, your body continues to move until it crashes into an airbag, windshield, or other solid object. Both the rapid movement of your body in a crash and this final impact can cause serious injury to many parts of your body, especially your neck and back. One reason why this area of the body tends to be affected is because it’s so large. Your back has 32 muscles, 33 vertebrae, and 31 nerve roots, any of which can become injured in a crash.

After a collision, you may notice pain, difficulty moving, or other serious symptoms which could indicate a back injury. It’s important to seek immediate medical care if you suspect that you may have been injured, so you can get diagnosed and start treatment.

The Challenges Drivers Face After a Car Crash

If you live in Colorado or South Florida, you have access to excellent medical care, including world-class hospitals and orthopedic and sports medicine specialists. Despite this, many people injured in car accidents in these states struggle to find adequate care and help after a car accident. This is for a few reasons:

  • Some injuries take a long time to manifest. With soft tissue injuries, especially, you might only feel pain a few days after your injury. This can make it easier for insurance companies to allege that your injuries weren’t caused by the accident.
  • Medical malpractice can delay treatment. Unfortunately, not all doctors take due care when examining patients. Some may minimize a patient’s pain or may fail to run tests or read tests correctly. If you suffer from back pain and other symptoms after a car accident, it may be important to get a second opinion if an initial consultation shows up nothing.
  • There may be multiple levels of pain. After a car crash, you may feel aches and pains all over your body. This can make it hard to isolate back pain, which can mean you delay seeking treatment for this injury.
  • More research is needed. While doctors know more about spinal cord injuries than ever before, much still needs to be done. With chronic back pain, especially, some patients find that they don’t get satisfactory answers or medical treatment if no obvious injury shows up on imaging scans. This can make it harder to get insurance benefits and pain management or help for the injury, even if the pain is severe.
  • Cost is a factor. Even for patients with excellent healthcare, the costs of a serious spinal cord injury can be catastrophic. The total cost of a serious spinal cord injury can be millions of dollars in lost income, medical costs, and personal care over a lifetime. Very few people can pay these costs without seeking a legal claim.

If you’ve sustained a back injury in a car accident in South Florida or in Colorado, you deserve quality, compassionate care. In many cases, that means you may need to file a legal claim to pay for that care. That’s why you may want to reach out to the Florida or Colorado offices of Flaxman Law Group. Our family-based team of attorneys has more than 50 years of combined experience and we’ve helped thousands of plaintiffs secure settlements and court wins that have helped them rebuild their lives. Call us today for a free consultation with a car accident attorney.

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