Back Injuries

What should I do if I have a Back Injury and it's someone's fault?

What are the most common types of back injuries?

The most common injuries caused by car crashes are soft tissue, disc bulge, disc protrusion, disc herniation, fractured spine, and paralysis.  Injuries like these occur due to the significant forces that come together when cars crash into each other.   Back injuries are often associated with neck injuries and head injuries.  Your injury may take a few weeks to recover or it may be a lifetime injury.

How do I know if my back pain is serious?

Your back injury is serious if results in pain that will not go away.  Having a damaged disc with disc bulge, disc protrusion, disc herniation, numbness, tingling, or weakness is significant and painful.  You should get to a medical professional as soon as possible if you experience any of the symptoms above.  The lawyers at Dettman Law can help you evaluate your back injury case.

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..

Frequently Asked Questions About Back Injuries


In a court of law a Kentucky judge will permit damages that include medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future impairment, and past/present/future pain and suffering. These damages usually arise from soft tissue, MRI, fracture, surgery, or paralization cases. An experienced Kentucky personal injury lawyer can help you evaluate the case.

You can get compensation and damages for back pain and injury due to a slip and fall in Kentucky. The damages you claim will be determined by what happened in the fall and the severity of the injury. An experienced Kentucky personal injury lawyer can help you evaluate your case and claim the right damages …
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There is no average payout for a back injury lawsuit. In Kentucky the amount depends on your medical expenses, lost wages, future impairment, and past/present/future physical and emotional pain and suffering. Cases can be worth thousands up into the millions. Your lawyer choice is very important. You need an experienced Kentucky personal injury lawyer that …
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A slip and fall can cause a herniated disc. As a trial lawyer I have seen many slip and falls cause severe injury. Herniated discs and surgery are included in in this list. Causation is important. You must have a doctor say that within a reasonable degree of medical certainty that your herniated disc is …
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A disc bulge can be caused by trauma. I have handled car crash, slip and fall, and other injury cases that have caused disc bulges as a result of trauma. An experienced Kentucky personal injury lawyer can help you evaluate your case. In order to claim the disc bulge your doctor must say that it …
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In Kentucky you prove negligence in a back injury case by showing that the defendant breached a duty and that breach resulted in injury to you. An experienced Kentucky personal injury lawyer can help prove the defendant breached a duty by arguing on your behalf what the defendant should have or should not have been …
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