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Lower Back Pain After an Injury Could Mean a Serious Injury

Posted on May 3, 2016

Earlier this year, 43-year-old Gilbert Wood III filed a lawsuit in excess of $25,000 against the estate of former Tommy Reuter, the driver of the pickup truck that plowed into Wood’s tractor-trailer in 2014. Woods suffered serious injuries to his neck, back, spine and left wrist and to soft tissue surrounding his spine, including the ligaments, muscles and nerves.

According to a news article from The Athens Messenger, Reuter drove the pickup truck from into the path of the tractor-trailer that Woods was driving on Route 33. After the impact, both vehicles became engulfed in flames. According to the lawsuit, Woods was operating the tractor-trailer lawfully by driving in the proper lane and within the speed limit, but alleges that Reuter was negligent.

Serious Back Injuries that Require Treatment

Serious back injuries can result from car accidents, activity at work, or from a slip and fall at a place of business such as your local supermarket or post office. The lower back is the most common site of back injuries and back pain. Common back injuries include:

Back injuries are one of the most common reasons for missed work. Possible long-term effects of an untreated back injury include paralysis of the lower back, chronic pain, prolonged suffering and discomfort, and loss or impairment of movement. Many times what is initially considered a minor accident can result in damage to the muscle, bone, the spinal cord, or the vertebrae discs between the vertebrae.

Back injury settlements can range from several thousand dollars to millions of dollars. If you have suffered back injury that you strongly believe was caused by the actions or negligence of another person, you may be able to take legal action to seek compensation for you or your loved one’s injuries.  

Consulting a Lawyer in Tulsa

If you or a loved one has sustained serious back injuries and was involved in a motor vehicle accident, a slip and fall, or any work-related accident, consult with an experienced Oklahoma personal injury lawyer to learn about compensation you may deserve. Call the office of Charles Bryan Alred, P.C. at 918-745-9960, or a fill out the online contact form for a free initial consultation. He will fight to get you maximum compensation for your losses.