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Back Injury

Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Atlanta, Alpharetta and All of Georgia

Back InjuryYour spinal cord, which is protected by your spine, is one of the most important structures in your body. The spine is the main pathway of your entire nervous system and when an injury places stress on your spine, it can have a devastating effect on your entire body.

A serious back injury can leave you paralyzed or otherwise debilitated, or it can cause chronic pain that lasts a lifetime.

Common types of back injuries:

  • Back sprain/strain
  • Herniated/ruptured disc
  • Fractured vertebrae(s)
  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Disc bulges

Injuries to your back should not be ignored or overlooked. Cauda equina syndrome is a condition that is caused from a herniated/ruptured disc which is a result from a violent impact, such as a car accident or fall. This is a condition that causes severe pelvic and leg pain, and if not treated properly can result in permanent paralysis and other problems.

Although such an injury can result from many causes, the most common causes are car accidents, slip and fall accidents and workplace accidents. When you discover that all of your sufferings would have been unnecessary if not for the carelessness of someone else, it is time to call a lawyer.

Not just any lawyer will do, however. You will need a firm that is willing to aggressively seek an out-of-court settlement for you as quickly as possible, but one that possesses the successful trial record that will encourage the defendant to settle your case rather than risk defeat in court. Above all else, you need a firm that will handle everything for you, so that you can concentrate on recovery.

Helping You Recover Compensation for Your Treatment and Injuries

As you know, the medical treatment associated with back injuries can be very expensive. It is most certain that if you have suffered a back injury that you will need physical therapy, medications, continued physician examinations and possibly surgery. When you have sustained a back injury from the negligence of another, you should not bear the burden of the cost of the medical expenses.

We are committed in fighting for the compensation you are entitled to regarding your medical cost, lost wages and pain and suffering. If you have suffered a back injury due to the negligence of another, we would be happy to meet with you to discuss your potential claim.

All Law Firms Are Not Created Equal

At Van Sant Law,, we are not an impersonal mega-firm, but neither are we a one-man operation. Our five attorneys work together to bring results to our clients. Nationwide, only 2.5 percent of all lawyers in Georgia have been named to the prestigious Georgia Super Lawyers list (compiled by a national law firm ratings organization). In our firm, the figure is 60 percent.

Defendants and insurance companies laugh at lawyers who “talk settlement” but haven’t demonstrated the ability to win in court. They’re not laughing at us, though. Our founder David Van Sant has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia by The National Trial Lawyers, and our other attorneys are also experienced trial lawyers. Perhaps that is why we end up settling the vast majority of our client’s claims.

A Testimonial From One of Our Clients

“was great at handling my case from beginning to end. My case manager and attorney Jay Drew always returned my calls and emails asap even though I was a little annoying most of the time.  ?? My case was settled fast and easy!” – Elvis Cudd

Some of Our Main Practice Areas

We handle many different types of personal injury claims, including:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What Are the Symptoms of a Back Injury?

The most common symptoms are:

  • Persistent aching and stiffness in the affected area;
  • Sharp pains in the affected area;
  • Chronic aching in the middle or lower back;
  • Radiating pain that flows down from your lower back down, even to your toes; and
  • Inability to stand up straight without spasms
What Kind of Back Injuries Are Most Common in Personal Injury Victims?

Eight of the most common back injuries that trigger personal injury claims are:

  • Soft tissue damage
  • Ruptured discs
  • Herniated discs
  • Bulging discs
  • Protruding discs
  • Back fractures
  • Lumbar sprains
  • Spinal cord injuries
How Can a Back Injury Be Medically Proven?

Some back injuries, particularly soft tissue damage, can be difficult to -prove. Even when an injury is detected, it may be difficult to prove the degree of pain you are experiencing. Doctors will rely on X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, EMGs and other techniques to identify a back injury.

How Might a Pre-Existing Injury Affect My Claim?

A defendant might point to a pre-existing injury to establish that your back pain is the result of the old injury, not the new one. He might also assert that your new injury merely aggravated a pre-existing injury, which would result in reduced compensation for you. In some cases, however, a pre-existing injury can increase the value of your claim.

We Won’t Bill You a Dime Unless We Win Your Claim

We charge no upfront fees. Since our legal fees are calculated as a percentage of your compensation, you will owe us precisely zero in legal fees unless we win compensation for you. We don’t get paid unless you do, and that’s just the way we like it. It is the value of your claim that matters to us, not the thickness of your wallet.

Have You Been Injured in a Georgia Accident?

If you’ve been injured in an accident you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our office directly at 855-GA-INJURY or 404-991-5950 to schedule your free consultation.

Client Reviews
From the first time I called them to the current status of my case, has been by my side through it all. I would like to thank everyone in Van Sant Law for answering any questions that I have in a timely manner. I can personally say, Everyone in deserves recognition for being honest, hard working, ethical, logical, dedicated people. The only reason I rated them 5 stars is because it would not let me go higher! Hilary
I was in a car accident with a tractor trailer two years ago and David Van Sant came highly recommended for someone I could talk to about the situation. Best decision I've ever made! He fought for me in ways that was truly amazing. David and his crew worked so hard to come to a great conclusion on my case. Thank you David, Michael and everyone in the office. Mary
Attorney David M. VanSant is one of the best injury trial attorneys here in the Atlanta area. They are precise and unique in their approach. When I had my car accident, my whole world was turned upside down, but with Attorney VanSant and his team of professionals dedication and quality of service, my life is back on track. Let the VanSant team handle your case! You're in good hands. Crystal