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Have You Sustained a Back Injury in Fort Myers?

Back injuries and pain will impact 80% of adults in their lives. If the injury was the result of someone else’s negligence, a back injury lawyer can fight to get you the compensation that you deserve.

Back injuries can leave you in debilitating pain, or they can be minor.

“Back pain can range in intensity from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp or shooting pain. It can begin suddenly as a result of an accident or by lifting something heavy, or it can develop over time as we age. Getting too little exercise followed by a strenuous workout also can cause back pain,” explains the NIH.

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The firm’s continued dedication in advocating for their clients has led to the recovery of millions of dollars from negotiated settlements and court-awarded damages. It’s impossible to guarantee results because each case has distinctive characteristics, but our team will advocate for you, and do our best to build a strong case against liable parties to obtain the best outcome for your individual situation.

The legal team at Viles & Beckman has more than 40 years of experience helping injured clients recover the compensation they deserve for losses related to injuries caused by negligent parties.

Common Types of Back Injuries

Any accident can lead to back pain. The spinal column is broken down into:

– 24 total moveable vertebrae and 33 individual bones
– Five sections or regions
– Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine
– Sacrum and coccyx

Injuries can occur in the discs between the spine, too. These discs are spongy and provide absorption and padding for the vertebrae. Ligaments also exist and protect the spinal cord followed by muscle, nerves, tendons, and cartilage.

All of these areas can become injured: vertebrae, muscle, ligaments, cartilage, tendons, nerves, and discs.

Back injuries can lead to long-term pain and suffering, significant medical bills, and time off of work. Some may require surgery or therapy to heal.

The injuries our clients sustain vary from one accident to the next. Common injuries include:



Vertebrae fractures can impact the entire spine.

Protruding Discs


Also known as bulging discs, this injury occurs when the disc begins to bulge and puts pressure on nearby nerves, leading from moderate to severe pain.



An injury to the muscle or tendon.



Damage to a ligament in the back caused by tearing or stretching.

Surgical Errors


Errors during surgery or medical treatment.

Soft Tissue


An STI is caused when damage occurs to the tendons, ligaments, or muscles.



Another form of soft tissue injury is whiplash. These injuries impact the upper back and/or neck. The thrust forward and back leads to this type of injury. Whiplash is often accompanied by other forms of back injuries.

How were you injured?

We understand the frustration of dealing with an injury and the financial fallout that comes with expensive medical bills. Losing your ability to work after an injury and being pressured or ignored by the insurance company is something no one should go through.

No matter how you were injured, a Florida personal injury lawyer from Viles & Beckman may be able to help you recover your losses.

Who is Responsible for a Back Injury?

If your back injury is a result of someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation. A back injury lawyer will look at the events leading to the injury, but the most common causes are:

Car accidents

Truck accidents

Motorcycle accidents

Slips and falls

The negligent party is often responsible for the injury. If the accident occurred at work, workers’ compensation may not cover the costs. A work injury lawsuit may need to be filed if your medical bills, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life are significant.

As your attorney, we’ll sit down and determine which party or parties can be held liable for your injuries. Insurance company involvement, in the event of a car accident or workplace injury, may not always end with a favorable outcome.

Insurers are corporations, and there’s always a chance that they won’t approve a claim.

A denied claim does not mean that the insurer is in the right. When your claim is denied, you have a right to file an appeal. We’ll walk you through the appeal process, making sure that all of the paperwork and evidence is in place to strengthen your claim.

The skilled Fort Myers back injury lawyers at Viles & Beckman have experience dealing with insurance companies, investigating accidents, and helping clients recover damages for their injuries. Let a qualified attorney handle the details of your case.

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Florida Back Injury FAQ

Any injury to a person’s back can potentially be serious. Some signs that a back injury is serious and requires immediate medical attention include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Numbness or loss of feeling in the limbs, hands, or feet
  • Paralysis
  • Severe pain

If someone else has caused your back injury due to their actions or their negligence, they could be found liable, and as such you have the possibility of taking them to court in order to receive compensation for your medical bills and other losses.

If you have dealt with a back injury that was caused by the negligence or intentional acts of another person, you should always speak with a back injury lawyer. A trustworthy attorney will assess your case and help you determine what your best course of action is.


What Types of Accidents Result in Back Injuries?

Back injuries can be complicated. The initial impact and pain from the injury may not be intense. As time passes, the pain may intensify. If you're in a car accident, for example, the initial impact may not lead to back pain. You'll be filled with adrenaline, and the pain can take days or weeks to present. That's why it's important to seek medical attention as soon as possible after an accident. Medical experts will be able to diagnose a back injury and help you find relief before the issue progresses. Roughly 38.4% of neck and back injuries are caused by an accident. The injuries can cause pain and suffering for weeks or months, or they can be so severe that you require surgery. A simple trip and fall can lead to disc damage in the back or damage in the spine. The types of accidents that lead to the back injuries above include:

  • Rear-end collisions
  • Reckless driving
  • Slips and falls
  • Medical errors
  • Assault
  • Workplace injury

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The above information was written or reviewed by one of the attorneys at Viles & Beckman LLC who have a combined experience of nearly 60 years: Marcus Viles, Michael Beckman or Maria Alaimo. The information provided in this article comes from years of experience trying legal cases outside and inside courtrooms throughout Florida along with extensive research. Our services are available to the residents of Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral, and any other area in Florida.

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