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January 28, 2022 | Gary Burger

Who is Liable for my Back, Neck, and Spine Injuries?

Who is Liable for my Back, Neck, and Spine Injuries? Back, neck, and spine injuries can be debilitating and can greatly affect our quality of life. There can be dire financial consequences due to lost wages and medical bills, and we can suffer from disfigurement, mental anguish, or disability. Depending on how you received your back, neck, or spine injury, you may be entitled to financial compensation from a person or business that acted negligently or recklessly. If you think this is the case with your injury, call Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online. We have decades of combined experience standing up to bullies like big corporations and insurance companies, and will fight to get you the full compensation you deserve.

Who is Liable for my Back, Neck, or Spine Injury?

A Driver in a Motor Vehicle Crash

Car accidents , truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents are a leading cause of back, neck, and spine injuries. Whiplash from a rear end collision is among the most common injuries, however soft tissue damage, herniated discs or fractures can also occur in more serious accidents.

If the accident was caused by another driver’s recklessness, our team of Back, Neck, and Spine injury lawyers at Burger Law will hold them responsible. If they caused the accident by rear ending you, running a red light, driving while distracted (for example using their phone), or any other negligent behavior, you are entitled to receiving compensation for any damages you incurred.

Your Employer

Construction site accidents cause a large percentage of back, neck, and spine injuries, as well as a large percentage of workers compensation cases. If you were injured while working on a construction site, it’s possible that your employer could be at fault. Faulty equipment such as ladders, improperly protected electrical wires, falling objects, or falls are often the cause of construction site accidents. Your employer could also be found negligent if they did not ensure that you or a coworker received proper training. Manufacturing workers also face risk as they also work with large equipment.

However, retail workers, public administrators, health care workers, and others also account for a large number of neck, back, and spine injury workers’ compensation cases. If you are injured in a
slip and fall accident because of unsafe flooring, it’s possible that your employer could be found negligent and therefore culpable.

A Negligent Property Owner

Similarly, under the “Premises Liability” law, a property owner or manager has an obligation to address any unsafe conditions on their property that they were aware of, or reasonably should have been aware of. For example, if you are at a restaurant and slip on a wet floor that the owner or manager was aware of, and if they did not put a “caution” sign near the water, you are entitled to compensation.

A Health Care Professional

We trust medical professionals to “do no harm” and to treat us to the best of their ability. While not every medical error amounts to malpractice, sometimes that trust is betrayed and we receive substandard care. When that happens, the doctor or medical institution needs to pay. As it pertains to back, neck, and spine injuries, malpractice usually occurs with misdiagnosis, improper administration of treatment, or botched surgeries.

Defective Products

Product defects, whether in design, manufacturing, or marketing, can also cause back, neck, or spine injuries. Defective car parts or outdoor equipment, or insufficient safety warnings on other products are examples of negligence that can lead to serious injury. Manufacturers have a responsibility to make sure their products are safe and that they adequate safety information is provided to the consumer.

Contact a Back, Neck, and Spine Injury Lawyer Today

Both the financial and emotional impact of a back, neck, or spine injury can be catastrophic and can leave you with years of chronic pain and/ or medical treatment. If you’ve been injured because of somebody else’s negligence, Burger Law will take up your fight and get you the full compensation you deserve to aid you in your recovery. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.