Neck and Back Injuries
North Vancouver Neck and Back Injury Lawyers
Neck and back pain is a common symptom experienced by the victims of car accidents, and other traumatic events. Often referred to as “whiplash”, or “soft-tissue” injuries, they can occur in the most minor of accidents, but result in pain and disability that can significantly harm an accident victim’s quality of life.
Your spinal anatomy is an intricate system of bones, flexible ligaments and tendons, large muscles, and nerves designed to be strong, flexible and protective. Regardless, the forces generated in an accident can easily cause damage to these structures, including: nerve irritation, strained muscles, injured bones, ligaments or joints, and herniated or bulged disks.
People who suffer neck and back injuries may experience pain right away, but often don’t experience symptoms until a day or two following an accident. Symptoms range in severity and included: pain in the neck, shoulders and back, decreased range of motion and stiffness, tingling and numbness in the arms and hands, and shooting pain down the legs.
If you have been injured in a car accident or other traumatic event, and are experiencing any of the above symptoms, we recommend that you seek medical attention immediately. Once you have done so, given the significant toll that these injuries can take on your quality of life, it is recommended that you contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal rights.
How We Can Help
At Poyner and Company, we have experience representing accident victims who have suffered neck and back injuries in a variety of accidents. If you have been injured in an accident we can help you secure the ICBC accident benefits that you are entitled to, and work to ensure that you are fully compensated for your losses, including compensation for pain and suffering, out-of pocket medical expenses, future medical and rehabilitation costs, and any past or future lost income.
Contact Us Today
If you have suffered a neck or back injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident or other traumatic event, we can help you. Contact Poyner and Company today to discuss your case with one of our personal injury lawyers. Initial consultations are free of charge, and legal fees are based on a percentage of your overall settlement, and not collected until your claim is resolved. We are conveniently located near Capilano Mall in North Vancouver.