Neck and Back Injury

Northwest Indiana Neck And Back Injury Attorneys

A neck or back injury can effectively paralyze you for a few days or a lifetime. In the case of long-term injuries, it can be difficult to calculate how much compensation you will need in the future. 

The neck and/or back injury lawyers at Stracci Law Group can help you obtain fair compensation for your neck and back injuries through dedicated representation and aggressive advocacy. Call (219) 525-1000 or contact us online. We serve clients throughout Northwest Indiana, including Crown Point, Portage, and Gary.

Common Types Of Neck And Back Injuries

Many different types of injuries can be classified as neck or back injuries. If your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence (or worse), you are probably entitled to a significant amount of compensation. Following are some of the most common types of neck and back injuries:

  • Whiplash
  • Slipped bulging discs
  • Herniated disc
  • Muscle strains or sprains
  • Nerve root injuries with impingement
  • Cervical neck fracture/dislocation
  • Spinal or vertebral fractures
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Spinal cord injury

Neck and back injuries can be difficult to detect and treat. However, you need to seek medical treatment right away before whiplash, for example, turns into a permanent neck injury or back pain becomes paralysis. A spine injury attorney can see to it that you receive the medical care and the compensation that you deserve.

Accidents That Cause Neck and Back Injuries

The human body is inherently fragile, and many different types of accidents can cause a neck or back injury.

  • Car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and truck accidents cause almost half of all spinal cord injuries every year, as well as a great percentage of other types of neck and back injuries
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents (over a million people a year visit emergency rooms overslip and fall accidents
  • Defective products such as airbags and seat restraints
  • Negligent security, leading to unsafe conditions and even criminal assaults
  • Recreational accidents including boating accidents, diving accidents, and swimming pool accidents

When you suspect that someone else’s negligence might have caused your injuries, it is critical that you contact a neck and back injury lawyer to understand your legal options. The Crown Point neck or back injury attorneys at Stracci Law Group stand ready to help.

Why You Need A Personal Injury Lawyer For Your Neck Or Back Injury

Personal injury compensation is not automatic. You have to fight for it. Personal injury law is deceptively complex - in fact, it seems almost designed to confuse injury victims. Meanwhile, you can expect defendants and insurance companies to fight you every step of the way, using every trick in the book.

The opposing party will try to blame you for the accident, trap you with your own words, or lull you into missing the statute of limitations deadline. However, hiring a skilled and reputable attorney for a back or neck injury typically results in a sudden “attitude adjustment” by the opposing party.

Damages Available For Back And Neck Injury Claims

You are a sitting duck for an insurance company as long as you fail to understand the true value of your claim. The following list summarizes the typical components of a personal injury claim:

  • Medical expenses: Past, present, and estimated future expenses
  • Lost income: Past, present, and estimated future losses
  • Long-term nursing care
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Medically related home renovations (a stairlift, for example)
  • Disability (loss of your ability to walk, for example)
  • Physical pain and suffering (this component alone often amounts to several times the amount of medical expenses)
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium: Your spouse can file this claim to receive compensation for the loss of love, companionship, affection, support, and intimate relations

Punitive damages are available in rare cases.

Why Choose Stracci Law Group?

Any number of reasons, including:

  • We are accessible. Our small size and our client-first focus assure you of this.
  • We have decades of experience in successfully handling personal injury and wrongful death claims.
  • Our team offers attentive, individualized solutions.
  • We keep you in the loop. So you will never have to wonder about the progress of your case with us.
  • We will thoroughly investigate your claim to find out what really happened.
  • We keep our clients happy, as evidenced by our many positive reviews.

Contact Our Neck And Spine Injury Law Firm Today

You need to act quickly to maximize your chances of recovering full compensation. Let us handle your claim for you while you focus on recovery.

Don’t let the glue of circumstance harden around your feet. Contact Stracci Law today by calling (219) 525-1000 or by completing our online contact form. We serve clients throughout Northwest Indiana, including Crown Point, Gary, and Hammond.

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“Stracci handled my personal injury case and exceeded all expectations. My family and I are thrilled with the recovery. I would never go anywhere else. His staff went above and beyond. Thank you very much for everything.”
Niko P., Injury Case
“Paul Stracci and his entire legal team are not only aggressive and insanely knowledgeable, but they also make you feel at ease during what is already a stressful situation. They know what they are doing, they are honest, and you can trust you’ll get the best possible outcome. They have a phenomenal criminal court and personal injury practice. Only the best works at this firm and I highly recommend them to anyone who needs great representation. You won't be disappointed.”
Jen, Injury Case
“Attorney Stracci and the team treated me and my case like I was their only client. Very professional and stayed in constant communication until receiving the disposition we aimed for!  I would highly recommend Stracci Criminal Defense to all for any legal concerns or issues.”
Paul M., Criminal Case
“With being suspended from my job for allegedly costing them money through a workman compensation injury. Not only was Mr. Stracci very detailed and kept in touch constantly he prove that I was completely innocent and got the bogus case completely dismissed quickly. He personally contacted me throughout the entire case, not like other lawyers that you don't speak to at all besides in the courtroom. I will recommend him to anyone and everyone.”
Amanda, Injury Case
“I hired Paul Stracci to represent me in a felony firearms case. He and his team were able to reach a very favorable outcome within 3 months. They are competent and professional in every way. You will not regret seeking his counsel.”
Aaron, Criminal Case
“Hired Paul the day after I got out of Lake County for a DUI. I explained my situation and told him about priors. He was still confident even after I explained that this was a 3rd. I hired him and about a month later the charge was dropped! Wish I had a Paul Stracci to hire in my younger years.”
Michael, Criminal Case
“Joshua Malher is a fantastic attorney. We reached out to him for a case, and he responded immediately, and we began the process. He explained the situation with clarity, and the results were outstanding. I highly recommend Joshua to anyone who may need a criminal or personal injury attorney.”
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“Paul Stracci is the best lawyer I’ve ever had in my life. Throughout the times I’ve been misfortunate enough to have legal troubles or needed legal advice Stracci Law Group has always had my best interest at heart and it has always worked out in my favor. I’d personally recommend Stracci Law Group to anyone who may need legal counsel for whatever reason.”
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FAQ

When do I have to file a lawsuit after I suffered a neck injury?

You must file a lawsuit before the local personal injury statute of limitations expires. In Indiana, you have two years after the date of the accident, subject to very narrow exceptions. If you miss the deadline, a court will throw your lawsuit out, and the opposing party will refuse to negotiate with you because you will have no leverage.

How do I know if my spine injury is serious enough to require an attorney?

Your doctor should have some idea, but you should also contact an attorney. We can conduct an investigation to determine the strength of your claim and its probable value. Don’t try to resolve your claim on your own. Insurance companies just love victims who are unaware of the true value of their claim.

How much is my neck or back injury claim worth?

Quite a bit more than you think it’s worth, in all likelihood. Ultimately, every claim is different, and your attorney will need a clear picture of your case before estimating the value of your claim. The more serious and long-term your injury, however, the more likely it is that you will qualify for high compensation.

How do I prove my neck injury in an accident?

In some quarters, even the word “whiplash” is synonymous with a fraudulent personal injury claim. The reason for this is that neck injuries are soft-tissue injuries that can be difficult to prove through X-rays, MRIs, etc. Objective evidence can include medical records, pharmaceutical records, your own account of the accident, the nature of the accident, and sometimes imaging scans.

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