A back contusion is a type of soft tissue injury caused by blunt trauma to muscle, tendon, or ligament. If you have sustained a back contusion as a result of a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence, you are entitled to fair personal injury compensation. The Raleigh car accident attorneys of Maginnis Law can help you recover that fair compensation by negotiating and, if necessary, litigating your claim against the at-fault driver’s automobile insurance company. Our personal injury lawyers may be reached at 919.480.8526 or by submitting a new case inquiry using our contact page.
A back contusion is essentially a back bruise. It occurs when blood pools to the portion of your back sustaining the blunt trauma. Usually the skin will change colors over the days after the trauma, from black and blue to green and yellow. The particular area struck may also become swollen and be a source of significant pain. Recovery can range anywhere from a period of days to several months.
A back contusion can be caused by any type of automobile accident but are most common among pedestrians and bicycle riders struck by motor vehicles. Negotiating with automobile insurance adjusters for soft tissue injuries such as back contusions, sprains, and strains is often difficult for unrepresented parties. Insurance adjusters commonly try to downplay the pain and limitations associated with soft tissue injuries and refuse to offer reasonable personal injury compensation. The car accident attorneys of Maginnis Law will give your case a full evaluation and aggressively pursue a full recovery, including damages for:
(1) Medical expenses related to the care and treatment of the back contusion;
(2) Property damage including damages to your vehicle and any possessions therein;
(3) Lost wages and/or loss of wage earning capacity (for an explanation of the difference, please see our blog of September 7, 2011);
(4) Physical, mental, and emotional pain and suffering; and
(5) Punitive damages (when the defendant’s conduct is gross or willful and wanton, e.g. drunk drivers).
Maginnis Law is able to represent clients with personal injuries in Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, Apex, Morrisville, Wake Forest, Clayton, and the surrounding Triangle area. Our attorneys offer free consultations for all soft tissue personal injury claims, including back contusion cases, and may be reached by phone at 919.480.8526.
The Raleigh law firm of Maginnis Law represents car accident personal injury claimants on a contingency basis. You pay no attorneys’ fees unless you recover for your back contusion or other soft tissue injury. Our civil litigation lawyers regularly practice in the courts of Wake, Orange, Durham, Alamance, Johnston, and Chatham counties. You may submit email inquiries to our lawyers via our contact page.