Back and Spine Injury Attorney
Many people suffer back and spine injuries after an Everett motor-vehicle accident
After 20 years of experience, injury attorney Bill Coats knows that the most common injuries people suffer in an Everett accident are back and spine injuries. These types of injury can be especially painful, debilitating, and long lasting, and negatively affect quality of life, careers, and families of injury victims.
Common types of back and spine injuries include:
- Back strain: A strain is an injury to either a muscle or tendon. Tendons are the tough, fibrous bands of tissue that connect muscle to bone. With a back strain, the muscles and tendons that support the spine are twisted, pulled, or torn.
- Back sprain: A sprain is the stretching or tearing of a ligament. Ligaments are the fibrous bands of tissue that connect two or more bones at a joint and prevent excessive movement of the joint.
- Disc herniation: Also known as a slipped disc, disc herniation affects the spine in which a tear in the outer, fibrous ring of an intervertebral disc allows the soft, central portion to bulge out beyond the damaged outer rings.
- Spinal fractures: Spinal fractures occur when the bones in your spine break and collapse. Car accidents are a leading cause of spinal fractures.
Many people who suffer a spinal cord injury have secondary complications including pain, respiratory and heart problems, bladder and bowel dysfunction, and respiratory complications. Many people can no longer work in their chosen profession.
Throughout Bill Coats' 20 years of experience as an Everett personal injury attorney, he knows that back and spine injuries are commonly caused by collisions involving motor vehicles, including:
Everett back and spine injury victims have resources available to help them move forward
After an accident, injured people and their attorneys need information as they prepare the insurance claim. Here we offer links to various organizations, including:
The Everett Police Department usually produces a traffic collision report after an injury crash. This report is a crucial piece of information needed to determine liability in a pedestrian collision. Contact us for help finding a report.
The Everett Fire & Rescue Department often will respond to the scene of an injury collision, and they also produce important reports that will support your insurance claim.
The Washington State Patrol is the repository for the state's collision records. The agency receives all Vehicle Collision Reports from law enforcement officers at the state, county, city, and town levels, along with civilians that report their own collisions. These reports are written for each vehicle collision resulting in injury or death of any person, or damage to property to $1000 or more. Go here to request a copy of a traffic collision report.
Everett's major hospitals include:
- Harborview Medical Center;
- Providence Regional Medical Center;
- Swedish Hospital;
- University of Washington Medical Center;
- Overlake Hospital
These medical facilities will provide copies of your medical records and bills following treatment, which will be needed to fully support your claim. Bill Coats and his team will obtain copies of these reports as they work up your personal injury case.
When an accident results in serious back or spine injury, Everett attorney Bill Coats can help
When an injury is serious or a death occurs, contact Bill Coats to manage the financial recovery process by launching an insurance claim. Major injury or wrongful death claims are complicated and are hard to manage without legal help. Bill's years of experience enable him to efficiently and thoroughly manage your case to achieve the full settlement you are entitled to.
Since Bill Coats Law offers a no-cost consultation and works on a contingency basis, meaning that there are no up-front costs and all fees are paid when the claim is settled, there is no downside to contacting us immediately, to learn more about your rights and options.