Cincinnati Back and Neck Injury Attorney
It may sound trite but our experience bears it out: There are back injuries and then there are back injuries. In other words, any back injury is a challenge and represents diminished well-being. However, in some cases, a back injury sufferer can recover with proper treatment, therapy and rest. In other cases, a back injury is the beginning of a lifetime of chronic pain and disability. As a back injury sufferer seeks relief, he or she may struggle with difficulties and obstacles to health including:
- Side effects of painkilling medications
- Struggles to avoid over-dependency on narcotic painkillers
- Expensive therapy that may take a long time to lead to improvements
- Loss of functionality
- Costly, time-consuming and risky treatments including injections and surgical procedures
One type of back injury that is notoriously difficult to overcome is a herniated disk; it is common for a person to suffer from a relatively minor impact. At first doctors may not know the extent of the back injury and the first diagnosis will be a soft tissue injury. After a slow response to treatment or therapy, it may become apparent that the problem is a slipped disk or herniated disk.
If you attempt to collect compensation after a car accident or workplace accident to help you cope with a back or neck injury, you may encounter a rude shock. Insurers may claim that because your previous medical records showed signs of degenerative disk disease or arthritis, your new back injury is simply a continuation of a previously existing condition. Claims adjusters may use this excuse not to pay your claim. Insurance companies will make this argument even though you, your doctors and people close to you (such as family members and co-workers) verify that you did not have back pain before the recent injury and now do.
At Rittgers & Rittgers, we stand up for our clients’ rights to fair compensation after they have been injured in car accidents or as a result of another person’s negligence. If someone else caused your injury and you now have medical expenses, time lost from work, chronic pain or other complications, we are prepared to fight effectively on your behalf.
Millions of Dollars Recovered for Victims of Negligence
Rittgers & Rittgers has a long list of sizable settlements and verdicts achieved on behalf of people injured by negligent parties such as other motorists, manufacturers and health care providers. We have the background necessary to optimize the value of your case. Through negotiation or at trial, our goal will be to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.