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Washington, D.C. back injury attorneys advocate for victims

For individuals with physically strenuous types of employment, even minor back sprains and strains can prevent them from earning a living over an extended time period. In fact, severe back injuries can result in permanent job loss and other issues for anyone from laborers to office workers.

When the negligent or willful acts of others causes preventable back injury in Washington, D.C. or Maryland, the law firm of Jack H. Olender & Associates, PC has the legal experience, medical background and dedication to help.

The two types of back injury

Each of our clients in Washington DC and Maryland suffering from this type of personal injury has a unique experience. But back injuries typically fall into two basic categories:

  • Spondylolisthesis occurs when a vertebra slips, commonly at the base of the spine. These injuries can cause pain anywhere from the lower back to the legs, as well as muscle weakness.
  • Cervical Radiculopathy involves nerve function damage or disturbance near the cervical vertebrae. In addition to pain in the arm, neck, chest or shoulders, victims can suffer symptoms including muscle weakness, tingling and a lack of coordination.

Although both types of back injury can cause significant pain to victims over an extended time period, treatment typically involves the use of pain medications combined with physical therapy. WebMD explains that severe or long-term injuries can require surgery. In either case, victims of back injury typically sustain extensive medical and therapy expenses in addition to the personal costs of paying someone to care for home and family during the recovery period. Each attorney at Jack H. Olender & Associates, PC takes the time to identify and pursue all expenses allowed under the law.

Common causes of back injuries

Countless back injuries are caused by degenerative conditions or careless lifting on the part of the victim. But many injuries result from trauma caused by the negligence of other parties, such as in the following types of accidents:

  • Motor vehicle
  • Pedestrian
  • Construction
  • Slip and fall
  • Sports and recreation

All too often, the negligent or willful acts of other parties cause people to suffer back injuries in Washington, D.C. and Maryland. Victims need a team of back injury lawyers who understand the complex legal and medical issues associated with these injuries. At Jack H. Olender & Associates, PC, our in-house medical professionals help us stand out among area law firms.

Let our team help you

At Jack H. Olender & Associates, PC, we approach every case as a team. We combine our attorneys’ 200 years of malpractice and injury law experience produce an indomitable resource for victims of avoidable tragedies.

Contact us to see the difference our exceptional medical malpractice and catastrophic personal injury attorneys can make in your case and in your life.

There is no risk

The firm generally works on a contingent (percentage) fee arrangement, so no legal fees are paid if money is not recovered on your behalf. We practice in District of Columbia and Maryland courts.

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