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.

BAM!!!  It happened so fast.  You have just been in an auto accident in Bellingham, Washington.  The adrenaline is running high and you think you’re ok.  Soon after though, you begin to experience headaches and/or neck & shoulder pain and/or back pain.  X-rays may be taken, showing no broken bones.  Chiropractic care is often the treatment of choice for these injuries.  Insurance companies will often pay for reasonable chiropractic treatment at the beginning of the claim.

You’re driving in Blaine, Washington when suddenly another car crashes into you.  You assess; your shaken but think you’ll be ok.  However, you wake up the next day and you cannot turn your neck without pain.  After diagnostics show it is a soft tissue injury, chiropractic care is often the treatment of choice.  Insurance companies will often pay for reasonable chiropractic treatment at the beginning of the claim.

As you drive to your destination in Ferndale Washington, a distracted driver plows into you.  Happy to be alive, you think you have been lucky.  Then several days later, as your back and neck get increasingly worse, you have X-rays taken.  Nothing broken but the pain continues. Chiropractic care is one modality of treatment for this type of injury.  Insurance companies will often pay for chiropractic treatment at the beginning of the claim.

You thought it would be nice to take a Sunday drive through Lynden, Washington, maybe stop for a meal.  Instead, you are rear-ended while waiting for a green light.  Aside from the car damage, everyone seems to be uninjured.  The next day, you wake up stiff and it continues downhill from there.  By the end of the week, you can’t get out of bed without using your hands and knees.  After X-rays show no broken bones or herniated disks, chiropractic care is often a treatment choice.  Insurance companies will often pay for chiropractic treatment at the beginning of the claim.

A family of 5 have just gotten off the Ferry from Anacortes, Washington.  As they drive through Anacortes, a pedestrian suddenly appears in a crosswalk.  The vehicle stops for the pedestrian; the car behind does not, rear-ending them.  The car is still driveable and no one appears to be hurt so they continue on their planned vacation.  However, the next day, everyone except the toddler in the car seat is experiencing headaches with various symptoms of neck, shoulder, back pain and stiffness.  An X-ray will show if it is only soft tissue.

Two days ago you were in a horrific car accident in Burlington, Washington.  Although your vehicle was totaled, you walked out of it shaken but unhurt.  Or so you thought until the headaches and shoulder pain began.  You went to a chiropractor, hoping that an adjustment would help.  The office took x-rays showing no broken bones, just soft tissue injuries and so your treatment began.  Insurance Companies will pay for curative chiropractic adjustments.  Personal Injury Attorney Bill Coats represents clients with these types of whiplash and soft tissue injuries caused by auto accidents; when

Driving along a country road in Arlington, Washington, you signal that you will be making a right turn.  As your slowing down, a car comes speeding out of nowhere and rear-ends you.  Your back feels a little tweaked but you’re sure it will be ok.  Unfortunately, the next couple of days proves you wrong and by the following week you cannot sit or stand without assistance.  X-rays are taken and it is diagnosed as a soft tissue injury.  Chiropractic treatment is one option for injured backs.  Insurance Companies will pay for curative chiropractic adjustments.  Personal Injury Attorney Bill Coa

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

No one plans a car accident.  As you drive through an intersection in Lake Stevens, Washington Wham, a van broadsides your vehicle.  You are thankful that you are not hurt.  Then, your neck and shoulders start aching and soon you cannot turn your neck.  After x-rays show that there are no broken bones, there are many treatment options for this; Chiropractic spine manipulation is one of these treatments and insurance companies usually cover this type of treatment.  Personal Injury Attorney Bill Coats represents clients with these types of whiplash and soft tissue injuries caused by auto acci

You thought it would be nice to take a Saturday drive through Marysville, Washington, maybe stop for lunch.  Then, “Kabam!!!”  You are rear-ended while waiting for a green light.  Aside from the car damage, everyone seems to be uninjured.  Two days later, you wake up stiff and sore; by the end of the week, you can’t get out of bed without help.  Chiropractic Treatment may be helpful and most chiropractors take X-rays to make sure there are no broken bones or herniated disks before beginning treatment.

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