Neck and Back Injuries from Florida Bike Accident
Spinal Injury Following Florida Bicycle Crash
Neck and back pain following Florida bike accidents are commonly reported injuries. We are Florida bicycle accident lawyers that litigate around the State of Florida. If you were involved in a Florida bike accident and you feel spinal pain a day or two after your crash, you are not alone! It is normal for your adrenaline to mask your neck and back pain immediately following your bike crash. Neck and back pain regularly appear in the days following bicycle crashes. If you refused an ambulance at the scene of the crash, but now you are feeling pain, do not delay. Go see a doctor immediately. If you do not have a doctor that can get you in quickly, go to the emergency room or an urgent care center. It is vital to you spinal health to seek immediate medical attention for your bike crash injuries. Also, it is crucial for your potential bike injury lawsuit to document your injuries early on. Your neck and back pain may be due to a disc injury, such as a herniated disc or bulging disc.
I Had X-rays Performed and I Didn't Hear About any Disc Injuries. Do I Have a Herniated or Bulging Disc?
Following your bike accident, you will probably undergo X-rays, either at the hospital or at your doctor's office. However, if you have a herniated or bulging disc from your bike crash, it will not appear on the x-ray. X-rays show bone structure, so x-rays typically will not show disc injuries. The best radiological test to show a herniated disc is Magnetic Resonance Imaging, also known as an MRI. An MRI is not an invasive procedure, but it cannot be done at your physician's office. To get an MRI, you will typically need a prescription from your doctor in order to go to an imaging center. Only an MRI can accurately visualize your spinal discs. A radiologist will interpret your MRI and diagnose you with disc herniations, if you have them. Disc bulges and herniated discs are typically serious, permanent spinal injuries which can result from bike accidents.
Low Back Pain and Neck Pain from a Florida Bicycle Accident
Florida Back Injury Lawyer
If you suffer low back pain and neck pain following your bike crash, you may be entitled to file a Florida bicycle accident lawsuit. By bringing an action for your back and neck injuries, you can make claims for pain and suffering, medical bills, future medical needs and lost wages. In order to pursue your claim, speak with a Florida bike crash attorney. Your attorney should work on a contingency fee, meaning you should not have to pay your attorney anything unless you make a financial recovery. If you are awarded money for your neck / back injury, your attorney will take a percentage of your settlement for his/her fees. Your potential case is subject to a strict statute of limitations, meaning you only have a limited time period to make your claim. If you do not bring your bike injury claim in time, you will be prevented from bringing it. For a free neck and back bike injury case evaluation, call us at 561.316.7207, or fill out the intake sheet below.
Neck and Back Pain Bike Accident Injury. Do I Have a Case?
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