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


Compensation is determined by injuries, liability, and available insurance in a Kentucky personal injury back injury lawsuit. If one of these three elements are missing it is a problem. For example, a defendant without insurance or significant assets is not worth pursuing. You can get a million dollar judgment but never see a dollar because …
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In Kentucky a personal injury lawsuit usually involves the following types of back injuries: soft tissue, MRI-bulge/protrusion/herniation, fracture, surgery, or paralyzation. All of these injuries cause pain and can be claimed as part of a Kentucky personal injury lawsuit. An experienced personal injury lawyer can evaluate your case and determine if it is worth pursuing.

Your pre existing conditions can affect your back injury lawsuit in Kentucky. The other side will argue you aren’t really that hurt because you had a problem to begin with. That is nonsense. What it really means is that the defendant made you worse. The defendant and their insurance carrier is responsible for damages associated …
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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.

In Kentucky you can sue for pain and suffering and lost wages from your back injury case. The defendant will be responsible for damages associated with negligence. Past, present, and future emotional and physical pain and suffering are damages associated with these claims and lawsuits. The amount of money you miss while injured or treating …
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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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