Back and Spinal Injuries After a Car Accident

In the thousands of car accidents that occur every day across the country, many people involved in those accidents are injured. Among those injuries, back and spinal cord injury is the most common.

If you have been injured in a car accident and are considering a personal injury attorney in the Boise Valley, here are some things to note.

Watch for Signs of Back Injury

Because injuries can worsen if not treated promptly, you should monitor yourself to watch for any symptoms of a back or spinal cord injury. Some common symptoms are:

  •  Pain radiating up and down legs
  •  Muscle weakening
  •  Numbness in hands or feet
  •  Back pain

If you experience any of these symptoms, be sure to visit a doctor. You can expect to be diagnosed via X-ray, MRI, or CT scan. Treatments may include medication, physical therapy, or surgery.


State laws will help dictate who pays in the event of an accident. Depending on those laws, either your insurance or the other driver’s insurance will reimburse you.

If you plan to file a personal injury claim, you will want to act quickly and gather all appropriate evidence such as:

  • Police reports
  • Witness statements
  • Medical records
  • Photographs

Hiring an Attorney

If your injuries are minor, you may be able to handle the insurance claim yourself. If you received extensive injuries, however, you will likely want to hire an attorney. Check your state’s statute of limitations to ensure you comply.

If you have any questions about whether you should hire a personal injury attorney or you want to find out specifics about your case, contact Skaug Law today. The consultation is free. Our experienced attorneys are ready to explain your legal options so you can make informed decisions.