The Idaho Transportation Department reported that there were 153 accidents with trucks in 2015 that resulted in injuries rather than fatalities. Not all of those injuries were spine related, but they all had the potential to be.

Because the force of the impact that occurs in a truck accident is so great, spine injuries are not at all uncommon and can range from pain in the neck to back pain and even paralysis. These injuries normally take longer to heal than other injuries—and sometimes cannot be recovered from at all.

Unfortunately, this type of damage usually results in significant financial loss for the victim. In such cases, it is a good idea to seek compensation for your injuries and other damages by relying on the services of a Boise truck accident spine injury lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates.


Signs of a Spine Injury After a Truck Accident

Spine injuries resulting from truck accidents can change your life forever. Although the spine is encased in vertebrae, those vertebrae can be broken or damaged in such a way that the spine is exposed or even damaged by the vertebrae themselves.

However, these injuries are not always immediately noticeable. As the nerves begin to swell or become pinched, the damage becomes more obvious. After an 18-wheeler crash, you have a lot to deal with and may not notice your symptoms while having to address everything else.

Some of the signs to look for include the following:

  • Tingling sensation in limbs
  • Loss of sensation
  • Loss of motor control
  • Back pain or pain in random areas of the body
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Loss of mobility


Costs Associated with Spine Injuries

Spine injuries are among the most expensive types of injuries because the healing process takes so long, and any surgeries involved must be performed by highly specialized surgeons. Your back injury might also require extensive research and specialized tools, whether you face minor back pain or a more serious condition such as paralysis.

In addition to the medical expenses, you may not be able to work or carry out the day-to-day tasks you were once able to manage. You could be entitled to compensation for all of these losses and injuries. We’ll make certain that any settlement offer properly accounts for all that you’ve experienced—and will experience in the future.


Knowledgeable Boise Truck Accident Lawyers

The attorneys from Craig Swapp & Associates can help you determine if your case is eligible for monetary compensation for the costs of your medical treatment, financial loss, and pain and suffering. We are dedicated to our clients and will treat your case as though it were our own.

Our attorneys will make sure the right person or entity is held responsible for your accident, whether it is the trucking company, truck driver, or some other party. For more information about seeking compensation for spine injuries, complete the form below or call our office toll free at 1-800-404-9000.