Back and Spine Injury Attorneys

Motor-vehicle accidents leave many people with debilitating back and spine injuries

Injury attorney Bill Coats has worked with hundreds of people injured in accidents. Back and spine injuries are among the most common injuries, and the most debilitating. These types of injury can be especially painful and long lasting, even permanent, and can negatively a person's enjoyment of life, their work, and their relationships.

The common back injuries that Bill Coats has seen in his clients include milder types like back sprain and strain, to severe forms like disc herniation and fractures.

The common spinal-cord injuries our client sustain in accidents include a bruise (called a contusion), a partial tear, or a complete tear (called a transection) in the spinal cord.

Many people who suffer a back or spinal cord injury can no longer work as they had before, and experience severe financial problems as a result.

Bill Coats and his team are here to help

A back or spinal cord injury caused by any type of motor vehicle accident can change your life. If the accident wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t be the one held responsible for the financial obligations caused. Bill can help you by managing your insurance claim to obtain compensation for the injuries and other damages you have suffered.

Bill Coats Law offers a no-fee guarantee - There is no fee unless we win

Bill Coats handles all of his personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay nothing up front, and you pay no fees if your claim is unsuccessful. You only pay if we deliver a successful claim.

Bill helps injured people across Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, and Island Counties:

Everett Lynnwood Marysville
Mill Creek Snohomish Anacortes
Mt Vernon Oak Harbor Bellingham
Blaine Ferndale Lynden
Stanwood Burlington Snohomish

Ultimately, what you need is the path to move forward from your back or spinal cord injury.

What does a successful back or spinal cord injury insurance claim look like?

When someone is injured in a crash caused the negligence of someone else, Bill communicates with physicians and specialists to evaluate the extent and severity of injuries and other damages, to determine how the injuries will affect life now and in the future. Many injuries require expensive, long-term medical care, and Bill documents expected future medical costs to ensure they are fully factored into the insurance-claim process. A successful claim is one in which an injured person receives a settlement that enables them to fully recover financially, and compensates them for all current and future losses, as well as their pain and suffering.

Contact us today to tell us your story, and to learn more about your rights and options. If we can help you, we will.

Back and spine injuries are some of the most common after a car accident, and yet many accident victims in Lake Stevens feel like there's no way to treat the pain. No car accident victim wants to take addictive pain medications that lose their effectiveness over time and have serious side effects, and surgery is often a last resort. Luckily, there are other approaches to back and spine pain treatment that don't involve terrible side effects or scalpels. Many car accident victims have found skilled massage therapists and chiropractors in Lake Stevens to help with back and spine pain.

Backs and spines are notoriously vulnerable to soft tissue and disc damage in a car crash. Lynnwood car accident victims may feel like there's no end to the pain they experience after a car accident. Yet many different alternative medical practitioners have worked for decades on healing these exact injuries. There is no reason that a car accident victim should suffer after a car crash, especially one that occurred because of someone else's negligence. We encourage our clients to seek medical advice after a car accident and follow it.

You have only one spine and back to last your entire lifetime. A car accident in Monroe could change your feeling about it forever - especially if you do not seek immediate treatment for your pain. Monroe accident victims may walk away from a crash without any broken bones and think there's nothing that medical science can do to help them with their pain. Luckily, that is just not true. Not everyone is familiar with alternative medical techniques such as chiropractic and massage care, but many accident victims benefit from them.

Imagine you're waiting at a light in downtown Stanwood, and suddenly a distracted driver crashes into you. Now you are a car accident victim and chronic pain seems to be a fact of life. But medical advances as well as tried and true techniques can help car accident victims live pain free.

No one can anticipate how injuries from a car accident in Mill Creek might impact their life. But it doesn't take much imagination to think about how vulnerable our backs and spines are to the forces involved in a car accident. Suddenly the slightest movement can send pain rippling through this complex system of bones and soft tissue. You don't have to break your back to feel intense back pain after a Mill Creek car accident. It can be a depressing thought that you can walk away from a car accident but still suffer horrible pain.

The spinal column is composed of a system of connected bones and soft tissue and is involved in all major types of movement in the human body. If you are involved in a Marysville car accident and your back or spine is injured, you know full well how this injury affects nearly every aspect of your life. A car accident can happen so fast, and yet the recovery can take so long. It makes good sense to let your personal injury attorney handle the complications of your claim while you focus on healing your body.

It could happen to anyone. But there you are, stopped at a light in downtown Bellingham on  your way to meet a friend for lunch. Suddenly, everything in your life changes as you're hit from behind. The driver that rear-ended you was distracted and didn't even see the light was red. Though you were lucky to survive, in the days and weeks after the accident, you become more and more aware of back and spine pain that soon overtakes your attention on every task. You can't sit for long periods of time without pain, and even sleep is disrupted.

The intensity of the forces involved in car crashes can wreak havoc on the human body. Back and spine injuries are unfortunately very common in Mount Vernon car accidents. Layers of tissue and 33 bones form the backbone, or spine, that runs from skull to pelvis. These bones, or vertebrae, surround and protect the spinal cord, which is the bundle of nerve fibers and associated tissue enclosed within the spine. The spinal cord connects nearly all parts of the body to the brain. Intervertebral discs, which are bands of cartilage between each vertebra, absorb shocks to the backbone.

Imagine you're about to change lanes on I-5 to make your exit home to Sedro Woolley. However, the car in the lane beside you is driven by a distracted driver. Just as you're about to pull into the lane behind them, the distracted driver glances up from their phone, not realizing they were about to miss a curve, and their overcorrection means chaos for everyone around them. You're hit, and you're one of the lucky ones, even though the forces of the impact wreak havoc on  your back and spine.

Nearly every accident victim begins the story of their car accident the same way: it all happened so fast. And it does - cars can travel hundreds of miles an hour. What can happen just as quickly is your life and health can be devastated. Living with neck and back pain is life-changing, and can affect one's work, sleep, hobbies, and relationships. No Burlington car accident victim should try to "tough it out" but instead seek medical help for at least a check up. Often neck and back pain do not show up immediately.

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