Spinal Injury

If you or a family member have suffered from a spinal injury in Southern Illinois, contact the injury lawyers at Hassakis & Hassakis now for support. Our team will help you recover financial damages.

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Spinal Accident Lawyers in Southern Illinois


Along with head injuries, back injuries, spinal cord injuries and neck injuries have the greatest propensity to result in debilitating complications that can impair your quality of life for the rest of your life. In some cases of back, spinal cord and neck injuries, the only available types of care is palliative care, which will not “cure” or fix the problem but, instead, are aimed at trying to make the injured party’s life as pain-free and comfortable as possible. When the negligence or recklessness of another person or party causes or contributes to worsening a back, spinal cord or neck injury, the victim will likely be entitled to compensation for his previous medical bills, ongoing treatment costs (even in the event that lifelong treatment is necessary), lost wages and mental anguish.


Types of Spinal Cord Injuries


Along with head injuries, back injuries, spinal cord injuries and neck injuries have the greatest propensity to result in debilitating complications that can impair your quality of life for the rest of your life. In some of the most cases of back, spinal cord and neck injuries, the only available types of care are palliative care, which will not “cure” or fix the problem but, instead, are aimed at trying to make the injured party’s life as pain-free and comfortable as possible. When the negligence or recklessness of another person or party causes or contributes to worsening a back, spinal cord or neck injury, the victim will likely be entitled to compensation for his previous medical bills, ongoing treatment costs (even in the event that lifelong treatment is necessary), lost wages and mental anguish. Contact our Southern Illinois spinal cord injury lawyers now for more information.

In many cases, the severity of a back, spinal cord and/or neck injury will depend on the area of the body that sustains an injury and whether or not irreparable nerve damage has been done. Additionally, in cases when nerve damage does occur, it’s highly likely that other parts of the body will also be affected, as the nerves to the extremities are connected in one way or another to a certain area of the spine. Some of the most common types of back, spinal cord and neck injuries include:

  • Bulging or ruptured discs
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Herniated discs
  • Muscle strains
  • Paraplegia or quadriplegia
  • Spinal compression
  • Torn, strained or sprained ligaments
  • Whiplash

Diagnosing these injuries typically involves an x-ray, CT scan or MRI in order to view the true extent and nature of the damage sustained.

What Damages Can My Family Receive?

  • Funeral and Burial Expenses
  • Medical Bills Prior to Death and During Care
  • Lost Wages / Work Opportunities
  • Mental Grief
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Loss of Support

Spine Injury Lawyers in Southern Illinois

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Life after a spinal accident can be catastrophic. It's important to find legal representation that can help you with medical bills and other financial hardships. When your future is at stake, you need a personal injury lawyer you can trust who is committed to your case and has experience winning cases like yours. At work, on the road, the attorneys of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. are accomplished lawyers in all areas of personal injury law and have been trusted by the Southern Illinois community for generations. With your best interests at heart and a track record of successfully helping Illinois families recover from devastating events by obtaining the compensation they deserve, the personal injury lawyers of Hassakis & Hassakis offer the best legal representation available for you and your family after you have been injured in a car accident, workplace accident, dog bite, or any other type of personal injury.

Our Firm is Here To Help

Spinal Accident Lawyers in Southern Illinois


Along with head injuries, back injuries, spinal cord injuries and neck injuries have the greatest propensity to result in debilitating complications that can impair your quality of life for the rest of your life. In some cases of back, spinal cord and neck injuries, the only available types of care is palliative care, which will not “cure” or fix the problem but, instead, are aimed at trying to make the injured party’s life as pain-free and comfortable as possible. When the negligence or recklessness of another person or party causes or contributes to worsening a back, spinal cord or neck injury, the victim will likely be entitled to compensation for his previous medical bills, ongoing treatment costs (even in the event that lifelong treatment is necessary), lost wages and mental anguish.


Types of Spinal Cord Injuries


Along with head injuries, back injuries, spinal cord injuries and neck injuries have the greatest propensity to result in debilitating complications that can impair your quality of life for the rest of your life. In some of the most cases of back, spinal cord and neck injuries, the only available types of care are palliative care, which will not “cure” or fix the problem but, instead, are aimed at trying to make the injured party’s life as pain-free and comfortable as possible. When the negligence or recklessness of another person or party causes or contributes to worsening a back, spinal cord or neck injury, the victim will likely be entitled to compensation for his previous medical bills, ongoing treatment costs (even in the event that lifelong treatment is necessary), lost wages and mental anguish. Contact our Southern Illinois spinal cord injury lawyers now for more information.

In many cases, the severity of a back, spinal cord and/or neck injury will depend on the area of the body that sustains an injury and whether or not irreparable nerve damage has been done. Additionally, in cases when nerve damage does occur, it’s highly likely that other parts of the body will also be affected, as the nerves to the extremities are connected in one way or another to a certain area of the spine. Some of the most common types of back, spinal cord and neck injuries include:

  • Bulging or ruptured discs
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Herniated discs
  • Muscle strains
  • Paraplegia or quadriplegia
  • Spinal compression
  • Torn, strained or sprained ligaments
  • Whiplash

Diagnosing these injuries typically involves an x-ray, CT scan or MRI in order to view the true extent and nature of the damage sustained.

What Damages Can My Family Receive?

  • Funeral and Burial Expenses
  • Medical Bills Prior to Death and During Care
  • Lost Wages / Work Opportunities
  • Mental Grief
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Loss of Support

Spine Injury Lawyers in Southern Illinois

Injury Law Practice Areas


Life after a spinal accident can be catastrophic. It's important to find legal representation that can help you with medical bills and other financial hardships. When your future is at stake, you need a personal injury lawyer you can trust who is committed to your case and has experience winning cases like yours. At work, on the road, the attorneys of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. are accomplished lawyers in all areas of personal injury law and have been trusted by the Southern Illinois community for generations. With your best interests at heart and a track record of successfully helping Illinois families recover from devastating events by obtaining the compensation they deserve, the personal injury lawyers of Hassakis & Hassakis offer the best legal representation available for you and your family after you have been injured in a car accident, workplace accident, dog bite, or any other type of personal injury.

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Spinal Accident Lawyers in Southern Illinois


Causes of Spinal, Back, and Neck Injuries

Some of the types of accidents or events that can cause mild to severe back, spinal cord and neck injuries include (but are not limited to):

  • Boating accidents
  • Car accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, bicycle accidents and other types of traffic accidents
  • Malfunctions or defects of a device, such as a child’s car seat
  • Mistakes made by a doctor or nurse while operating
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Unsafe premises, such as property with uneven flooring, poor lighting or objects in walkways

At the law firm of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C., our experienced Mount Vernon personal injury lawyers have been providing client-centered representation to our Southern Illinois clients since 1950. Our trusted attorneys focus on our clients’ needs, and we do everything we can to help them get the maximum possible compensation for their injuries so they can focus on recovery and moving on with their life. If you or a loved one has sustained a back injury, spinal cord injury or neck injury that could be attributed to another party’s negligence or recklessness, contact us by calling (800)-553-3125 for a free, thorough assessment of your case, along with professional advice regarding the best manner in which to move forward.

Many people are walking around with natural wear and tear on their spine and back that does not causesymptoms but does put them at a higher injury risk than the average person. In general, this should not matter because the person that caused an injury should be liable even if the injured person was predisposed to be injured. The only question in court will be whether the person was already injured or not. This is sometimes called the “eggshell skull rule.” Basically, it means that if you cause harm to someone you are taking the risk that they might be easily injured. If you punch someone in the face and they have such a weak skull that the punch kills them, then the person that threw the punch is usually liable for the death. Likewise, if you injure an older person with a weak back in a car crash you should be liable for any damage to their back.

The more you know the better. Don't hesitate to reach out to Hassakis & Hassakis today to talk to one of our leading spine injury lawyers.

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Hassakis & Hassakis: Your Accident Lawyers in Southern Illinois

Aside from vehicular accidents, spinal injuries can also be caused by playing sports, roller coaster rides, or even in violent assaults. If you were involved in any type of accident that caused a sudden impact to your head, you should get checked out by a doctor immediately and then contact a personal injury attorney to look into your options.

What you do in a spine or whiplash-related injury is incredibly important. If you have any of these symptoms, it is recommend that you seek medical help.

After any accident ranging from minor to severe, you may think that your injuries were not “bad enough” to warrant medical attention. However, be aware that some symptoms do not show up right away and the wear and tear of everyday life could cause symptoms to develop. Be on the lookout for these symptoms after a car accident:
  • Neck pain or stiffness
  • Limited range of motion in your neck
  • Headaches, commonly near the base of the skull
  • Pain or sensitivity in the back, shoulders, or upper arms
  • Tingling or numbness in your arms
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Blurry vision

Most commonly, you may feel gradually increasing pain near the base of the skull or radiating down the posterior part of the neck, shoulders, and arms. If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, you may have suffered a whiplash or spinal injury and the first thing you should do is seek a health evaluation from a medical professional.

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