What are the Most Common Causes of Neck & Back Injuries?

In Kentucky the most common cause of neck and back injury is a car crash.  Slip and falls also result in a significant number of back and neck injuries.  Here at Dettman Law we can help you if your back injury was caused by the negligence of another person or business.  Consultations are free and Brian Dettman is an experienced trial lawyer that has handled thousands of back injury cases.

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What Are The Most Common Causes Of Neck & Back Injuries in Personal Injury Lawsuit Claims?

  1. Motor Vehicle Accidents:
    • Collisions, especially rear-end impacts, often result in whiplash and spinal injuries.
    • Rollovers, side-impacts, and head-on collisions can also cause significant neck and back trauma.
  2. Work-Related Injuries:
    • Heavy lifting or improper lifting techniques leading to spinal strain.
    • Falls from heights, such as ladders, scaffolding, or platforms.
    • Machinery accidents causing sudden jolts or compression injuries to the spine.
  3. Slips, Trips, and Falls:
    • Falls on wet or slippery floors, especially in commercial establishments.
    • Tripping over obstacles or uneven surfaces, leading to sudden jolts to the neck and back.
  4. Medical Malpractice:
    • Surgical errors involving the spine or neck.
    • Chiropractic manipulations that result in injury.
  5. Defective Products:
    • Failure of safety equipment or protective gear leading to neck and back injuries.
    • Malfunctioning machinery or equipment causing sudden trauma.
  6. Physical Assaults:
    • Injuries sustained from violent encounters or altercations that result in trauma to the neck or back.

Disclaimer: This information is provided for general knowledge purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Consult with a qualified attorney like Brian Dettman for advice regarding your individual situation.


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