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Neck and Back Injuries

Our necks hold up our heads. Our backs hold up our entire bodies. For us to live our lives to the fullest, it's absolutely vital that both are in top working order. So if someone has caused an injury to you that has damaged your neck or back, that person has severely hurt your quality of life, and he or she should have to pay for that.

Houston Neck and Back Injury Lawyer

Our Houston neck and back injury lawyers at Wilhite & Associates, P.C., will fight for justice for you after you've been injured by someone else's negligence or actions. They'll seek every penny you're owed, and aren't afraid to take on the big insurance companies to make sure you recover. If you've had an injury to your neck or back, call us today at (281) 537-2171 to set up a free consultation with our lawyers to discuss your case.

We are proud to represent the victims of neck and back injuries throughout the Greater Houston area, including Harris County, Montgomery County, Fort Bend County, Waller County, Grimes County and Washington County.

How Neck and Back Injuries in Houston Occur

Your neck and back are all part of your spine, which is a column of bones running from your skull to your pelvis called vertebrae. In the human spine, there are 24 "articulating" vertebrae, meaning they are joints and can move, and nine fused vertebrae at the bottom that cannot move. Each vertebrae is separated by a an intervertebral disc, which are made of cartilage and allow the vertebrae to move. These bones surround a tube of bundled nerves called the spinal cord that connects all parts of your body to your brain. Nerves convey messages to and from your brain. The spinal cord is how your brain tells your hand to pick up the cup of coffee on your desk, and how your foot tells your brain that you just stepped on a tack.

Because the spine is so important, any injury to it has significant implications and can be catastrophic. Even a minor injury to the neck can cause a lifetime of headaches and an inability to rotate your head. Worse injures to your neck and back can cause disability and difficulty moving around, including paralysis.

Houston Incidents That Can Lead to Neck and Back Injuries

Any type of injury that badly twist the spine, bend the spine, sever the nerves or shatter any part of your neck or back can lead to neck or back injuries. These could include:

However the injury happened, a Houston personal injury lawyer can help you prove that another person's negligence led to your accident and help you recover the damages available.

Damages Available in Houston Neck and Back Injuries

There are two different types of damages available: exemplary damages and compensatory damages. Exemplary damages, often called "punitive damages," are for when where is gross negligence or actual malice. These are rare, but may be available depending on the circumstances of your case.

Compensatory damages are meant to compensate you for what you've lost as a result of your injury. There are two types of compensatory damages:

  • Economic damage are measurable, concrete damages like the hospital and physical therapy bills you incur as a result of your injury, the wages you lost from missing work, and the wages you will no longer be able to earn because your are disabled.
  • Non-economic damages are the less tangible damages you've suffered, like pain and suffering and mental anguish.

Wilhite & Associates, P.C. | Houston Attorneys for Neck and Back Injuries

If someone else's negligence or actions caused an injury to your neck or back, they likely have severely affected your quality of life and possibly your ability to work and earn a living. You deserve to be compensated. Our Houston neck and back injury lawyers at Wilhite & Associates, P.C., will fight for everything you're owed. We serve neck and back injury victims in Cypress, Spring, Klein, The Woodlands and anywhere else in the Houston area. Call us today at (281) 537-2171, and we'll set up a free consultation to discuss the details of your injury.

Wilhite & Associates, P.C. represents clients from all over Southeast Texas, including:

Harris County - Aldine, Atascocita, Barrett, Barker, Baytown, Bellaire, Brownwood, Bunker Hill Village, Channelview, Clear Lake, Cloverleaf, Crosby, Cypress, Deer Park, East Houston, El Lago, Galena Park, Hedwig Village, Highlands, Hilshire Village, Houston, Hudson, Humble, Hunters Creek Village, Jacinto City, Jersey Village, Katy, Kingwood, Klein, La Porte, Louetta, Lynchburg, Nassau Bay, North Houston, Pasadena, Piney Point Village, Seabrook, Sheldon, Shoreacres, South Houston, Southside Place, Spring, Spring Valley, Taylor Lake Village, Tomball, Webster, West University Place

Montgomery County - Conroe, Cut and Shoot, Magnolia, Montgomery, Oak Ridge North, Panorama Village, Patton Village, Roman Forest, Shenandoah, Splendora, Stagecoach, Willis, Woodbranch, Woodloch, The Woodlands

Fort Bend County - Arcola, Beasley, Fairchilds, Fulshear, Kendleton, Meadows Place, Missouri City, Needville, Orchard, Pleak, Richmond, Rosenberg, Simonton, Stafford, Sugar Land, Thompsons

Waller County - Brookshire, Hempstead, Pattison, Pine Island, Prairie View, Waller

Grimes County - Anderson, Bedias, Iola, Navasota, Todd Mission

Washington County - Brenham, Burton, Chappell Hill

The hiring of a personal injury attorney or other civil law attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide which Houston attorney to hire for your case, ask us to send you free written information about our legal experience and qualifications.

This site is sponsored by George W. Wilhite, P.C. Our principal office is located in Harris County, Texas at 17101 Kuykendahl Rd., Houston, TX 77068.

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