North Carolina Back Injury Lawyer

Your biggest support in back injury cases

A back injury can disrupt your daily life, affect relationships, and even put you out of work for an extended period of time.

You may be entitled to compensation if your injury occurred because of an accident or workplace incident. While we cannot help you heal, we can help you deal with the financial struggles that come with a back injury, like paying medical bills and recovering lost wages.

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Back Injuries & Symptoms

Several events can cause a devastating back injury and cause substantial pain. Most commonly, they are the result of a serious truck or car accident.

Other causes of back injuries include:
Slip and fall accidents

A slip and fall injury can happen just about anywhere slick surfaces and liquids mix – for example, an aisle at the grocery store that has just been mopped. The grocery store may be liable if you slip and fall and hurt your back.


You’re at the park with your children and you join them on the swing set. You don’t notice the damaged chain link, and as you swing, the seat breaks resulting in you landing on your back causing severe bruising or worse, a fractured vertebra. All of which could have been avoided with the proper park maintenance.

Motorcycle accidents

Driving or riding on a motorcycle can be incredibly dangerous. Even if you or the driver are doing everything 100% right. The 
actions of other individuals on the road are unpredictable, and they can be held accountable for them.

Workplace injuries

From heavy lifting, machinery malfunction, and/or coworker negligence, back injuries at work can take many forms and come from many factors. Making a workplace injury claim is different from a personal injury claim because workers’ compensation is involved. There are specific rules that govern how injured workers can make a workers’ comp claim, and there are time-sensitive guidelines.

Injuries can occur in the lower back, upper back, or spinal cord, and damage can include sprains, strains, torn ligaments, pulled muscles, broken vertebrae, and more. The pain can become unbearable.

Some of the serious symptoms can include:
  • Loss of feeling
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Restricted range of motion
  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscle spasms
  • Rapid/slowed heart rate
  • Blood pressure spikes/drops
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Digestive/bowel issues

Proving your back injury

In a personal injury case, the burden falls on the plaintiff (injured individual) to show that the defendant (party alleged to be at fault) did wrong or acted negligently.

As if being hurt isn’t hard enough, it will be up to you to not only prove that you suffered an injury, but the strength of your case may also be impacted by other factors such as your medical treatment and how the injury has impacted your life.

There are a few key elements of negligence that resulted in your back injury that must be proven:
The defendant has a legal responsibility for the plaintiff’s safety (supervisor at work, driver of a vehicle/vessel, etc.).
Breach of duty
The defendant fails to honor a legal responsibility owed to the plaintiff, violating their duty to the plaintiff.
The defendant’s actions, or lack thereof, were a cause of the plaintiff’s injury.
The plaintiff was indeed harmed by the actions of the defendant.

The following documents can be very helpful in proving your case and providing evidence to prove the above.

  • Photographs of the accident scene
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Medical bills/records
  • Documentation of missed work
  • Police reports
  • Notes or a journal about how you felt during or immediately after the collision, and your daily life since you’ve become injured

The value of your back injury claim

Since the severity of back injuries can vary from strains to paralysis, the potential compensation you could receive varies as well.

Damages under consideration can be economic or non-economic. The term “economic” damages refer to things like medical bills and lost income, whereas “non-economic” damages are intangible things like pain and suffering, and emotional trauma.

Every case is different, but some common factors that can impact the value of your back injury claim include:
  • Severity of the injury
  • Pre-existing injuries
  • Medical expenses incurred
  • Recovery period
  • Permanence of the injury
  • Stress/trauma
  • Disruption to daily life
  • Lack of shared fault
  • Witness testimony

Contact DeMayo Law Offices

DeMayo Law Offices has built an excellent reputation within our community. We serve victims of back injuries throughout North Carolina. Our legal team is available 24/7, so you never have to wait long for a callback.

We have three conveniently located offices in Charlotte, Hickory, and Monroe.

Contact DeMayo Law Offices, Your North Carolina Law Firm™, at (866) 338-7477 if you or a loved one has suffered losses due to a back injury. We will provide you with a free initial consultation.

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