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 Car Accidents

Everett Motorcycle Accidents

Everett Bicycle Accidents

Everett Pedestrian Accidents

Everett Commercial Truck Accidents

Everett Drunk Driving Accidents

Everett Distracted Driving Accidents

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:

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.

It's not difficult to imagine, since accidents like these happen every day in Everett or beyond. You're waiting at a light when suddenly your world changes - the car behind you was focused on something other than driving and did not stop before ramming into you. In the days leading after your car accident, you experience pain and swelling in your neck and back, and feel like even though no bones were broken something is terribly wrong. It might take awhile to get back to full health, but the good news is there are professionals trained to treat car accident victims in Everett.

Deciding to go antique shopping, you opt for Everett, WA.  As you drive your truck through a green light intersection, another vehicle runs the red light and T-bones you.  Although knocked around, you believe that only your car is damaged and you are fine.  Unfortunately, that evening your neck starts hurting really bad.  By the next day, you can’t move it in either direction.  You are relieved when x-rays show no broken bones but your pain continues.  Chiropractic care is one option for soft tissue neck injuries.  Personal Injury Attorney Bill Coats represents clients with these types of w