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 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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You should get a lawyer for a back injury that someone else caused. The insurance company for the other side is highly unlikely to take you seriously without an experienced personal injury lawyer. In order to be paid full value on your claim it is important to get someone with the legal knowledge on how …
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You should go to the doctor as soon as possible if you are hurt as a result of negligence. It is important to document your injuries to prove you are hurt. The sad reality we live in is that without medical bills/records the insurance company for the other side won’t just take your word for …
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You should seek medical attention and get a lawyer as soon as possible after a injury case. In Kentucky many lawyers will do hospital and home visits. My office does. A lawyer can start to investigate the case while the doctor helps with treatment. It is likely both doctor and lawyer will at some point …
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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.

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