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Atlanta Back and Neck Injury Attorney

Back and neck injuries are commonly caused by automobile and commercial vehicle accidents.

Severe injuries can occur even from what initially appeared to be a minor accident—that is because the human body is not designed to withstand the impact of a car accident. Back and neck injuries, especially, can significantly affect your daily life.

The back and neck together make up the spine, which can be divided into three distinct areas: cervical vertebrae (neck), thoracic vertebrae (upper back), and lumbar vertebrae (lower back). Each segment of the spinal cord and its vertebrae are surrounded by discs, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves—and pain can result if any of those parts are injured.

Diagnosing Back and Neck Injuries

Injuries to the back and neck can cause pain in multiple locations throughout the body. As a result, diagnosing the specific cause and location of an injury is sometimes very difficult. Doctors will use the patient’s medical history, observations of the patient, and objective tests to come to a conclusion. X-rays, MRIs, and CT Scans are regularly used.

Common Types of Back and Neck Injuries

  • Thoracic spine injuries: injuries to the upper back, which connects the ribs and the chest area, and usually the most serious. Sprains and fractures in the thoracic spine are usually caused by high force auto accidents and may result in permanent nerve damage.
  • Lumbar spine injuries: the lumbar spine is made up of the 5 largest vertebrae and the strongest muscles needed to keep the spine stable. Consequently, a sprain or strain in this area can be particularly painful. A sprain is when there is actual damage to the ligaments, and a strain is when ligaments, tendons, or muscles and over-stretched. Sprains and strains to the lumbar spine may limit movement and cause swelling, bruising, and tenderness.
  • Herniated discs: between vertebrae are discs that separate the vertebrae and protect the spine. A herniated disc is when a disc is moved out of place. Usually herniated discs place pressure on the spinal cord or the nerves that surround it. Herniated discs can cause sudden and intense pain in the low back and numbness in the legs.

Back and Neck Injury Case Results

Our mission is to help you get the full compensation you deserve. Some of Mike Rafi’s recent cases include
$3,900,000
Settlement as co-counsel for client shot at Gwinnett hotel
$3,013,000
Jury verdict as part of trial team in wrongful death tractor-trailer crash on I-285
$2,000,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client who injured hand in defective machine
$1,850,000
1,700,000.00 jury verdict against gas station operator
$1,600,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client hit by car while walking his dog
$1,250,000
Settlement for client injured at convenience store
$1,100,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client injured at factory
$1,100,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client shot at Brookhaven apartment complex
$1,100,000
Settlement for client injured at gas station in Tucker
$1,000,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client shot at Brookhaven apartment
$1,000,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client hit while driving motorcycle
$800,000
Settlement in medical malpractice case
$637,500
Settlement ($100,000.00 policy limits) for client injured while passenger in car
$700,000
Settlement for client injured at construction site
$575,000
Settlement for client shot at Decatur apartment complex
$500,000
Settlement for client injured at Decatur apartment complex
$500,000
Settlement ($25,000.00 policy limits) for client in car crash
$475,000
Settlement for client who crashed in unmarked section of road work
$475,000
Settlement for client injured at Atlanta apartment complex
$460,000
Settlement for client rear-ended on I-285
$450,000
Settlement for client who fell from 2nd floor balcony due to defective railing
$450,000
Settlement for client injured in head-on crash
$450,000
Settlement before closing arguments in dog bite case
$414,000
Settlement for client injured in backseat of police car
$400,000.00
Settlement for client injured in car wreck
$400,000
Settlement for client injured near Lenox Mall
$375,000
Settlement for client injured in truck crash on I-285
$375,000
Settlement for client shot at Lithonia apartment complex
$350,000
Settlement for client shot at College Park apartment complex
$350,000
Settlement for client rear-ended by 18-wheeler
$333,333
Settlement for client injured at trailer park
$325,000
Settlement for client injured at Atlanta apartment complex
$315,000
Settlement for client injured in car crash
$300,000
Settlement as co-counsel for client injured in car crash on I-20
$300,000
Settlement for client shot at College Park apartment complex
$300,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client injured in head-on crash
$300,000
Settlement for client injured by police officer who ran red light
$300,000
Settlement for client injured when tire flew off his car after faulty tire installation
$300,000
Settlement for client who fell because of greasy floor mat at big box store
$275,000
Settlement for client who fell at restaurant
$260,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client injured in 3-car crash
$250,000
Settlement for client shot at College Park shopping center
$210,000
Jury verdict for clients hit by car while walking on sidewalk (highest offer by defense was $62,500.00)

Treatment for Back and Neck Injuries

  • Spinal fusion: done to repair a herniated disc or fractured vertebrae. During a spinal fusion, the surgeon fuses 2 or more vertebrae together by using a bone graft or metal implants. Patients are usually admitted to the hospital for a few days during surgery and then need several months of rehabilitation afterwards.
  • Laminotomy/Laminectomy: both of these procedures seek to decompress the spinal cord or surrounding nerves to relieve pain from herniated discs or bone spurs. During a laminotomy and laminectomy, the lamina—a bone that covers the spinal cord—is removed in whole or in part.
  • Vertebroplasty: this is a minimally invasive surgery performed to relieve pain from spinal compression fractions. Doctors inject cement into cracked or fractured vertebrae to stabilize the bone.
  • Epidural injections: these injections are commonly used to help people deal with pain in many locations of the body, including the back and neck. The injections provide temporary relief for pain; but unfortunately, do not fix the cause of the pain.

Subrogation in Spinal Cord Injury Cases

Once you win your lawsuit, the next part is keeping your recovery. If your health insurance paid for the treatment your received, then it is important you know about something called “subrogation.” To read more about how to keep your recovery and not hand it over to your insurance company, click here.

Rafi Law Firm has helped countless clients who have suffered back and neck injuries. If you have suffered a back and neck injury from a car accident, trucking accident or any other type of accident, contact us.

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