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The Impact of Chronic Back Pain After a Car Accident


If you’re experiencing chronic back pain due to a car accident in New York, Apicella & Schlesinger Attorneys at Law is committed to helping you navigate the legal avenues for seeking compensation.

Car accidents are traumatic events that can result in a range of injuries, some of which have long-lasting effects. One of the most common and debilitating consequences of a car accident is chronic back pain.

At Apicella & Schlesinger Attorneys at Law, we understand the profound impact chronic back pain can have. We are committed to helping you navigate the legal avenues for seeking compensation and justice.

Understanding Chronic Back Pain

Chronic back pain is defined as pain that persists for 12 weeks or longer, even after the initial injury has healed. This pain can stem from several types of injuries sustained during a car accident, including:

  • Herniated Discs: Discs that have been pushed out of their normal position can press on nerves, causing significant pain.
  • Spinal Fractures: Breaks or cracks in the vertebrae can lead to chronic pain and mobility issues.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Damage to muscles, ligaments, and tendons can result in prolonged pain and discomfort.
  • Whiplash: Often associated with neck pain, whiplash can also cause chronic upper back pain due to the rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck.

The Physical and Emotional Toll

Chronic back pain can affect various aspects of your life:

  • Physical Limitations: Activities that were once routine, such as lifting objects, bending, or even walking, can become challenging or impossible.
  • Employment Challenges: Persistent pain can reduce your ability to perform work duties, potentially leading to lost wages or job loss.
  • Mental Health: Chronic pain is closely linked to mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, stemming from constant discomfort and the frustration of dealing with ongoing pain.

Legal Rights and Compensation

Victims of car accidents caused by another party’s negligence have the right to seek compensation for their injuries. Compensation can cover:

  • Medical Expenses: Including emergency care, surgeries, physical therapy, and long-term treatment.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for the income you’ve lost due to your inability to work.
  • Pain and Suffering: Monetary compensation for the physical and emotional distress caused by chronic back pain.
  • Rehabilitation Costs: Expenses for ongoing rehabilitation and any required medical equipment or home modifications.

How Apicella & Schlesinger Can Help

At Apicella & Schlesinger Attorneys at Law, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive legal support to victims of car accidents suffering from chronic back pain. Our experienced legal team understands the complexities of these cases and is committed to ensuring our clients receive the compensation they deserve. We begin by conducting a thorough investigation of the accident to establish liability, working closely with medical professionals to document the full extent of your injuries. This meticulous approach allows us to build a strong case on your behalf. We also handle all communications and negotiations with insurance companies to secure a fair settlement covering your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If necessary, we are prepared to represent you in court to ensure that your rights are protected and you receive the justice you deserve. At Apicella & Schlesinger, we aim to alleviate the legal burdens so you can focus on your recovery.