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Back Pain Injuries Attorneys in Orange County, CA.

We Are Here To Help You With Your Back Pain Injury Problems.

Back pain is extremely common, especially in the lower back region. Whether resulting from a severe or minor injury or daily wear and tear, most people will suffer from back problems at some point in their lives. Back injury is the most frequent cause of back pain. High-energy events, such as a car crash or work-related activities, such as heavy lifting, are two of the most reported culprits of back injuries. Even a trip, slip or a fall can result in a back injury. Back pain can be felt anywhere from your neck to your tailbone, and for most, back pain goes away after a month or so, though many suffer for longer. If you have suffered a back injury or back pain due to the wrongdoing of another, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your losses. An experienced attorney can help.

Back Pain Anatomy

Your back is comprised of three main components going down the rear of your midsection. A problem in any of these areas can result in pain:

  • Spine (joint and bones)
  • Discs, located between the bones (vertebrae)
  • Muscles and ligaments connecting the spine

Back Injury Causes

Back injuries can be minor, moderate, or severe. Commonly, an injury results from a sudden or abnormal movement of the back.

Minor Back Injuries can be the result of:

  • Slipping
  • Tripping
  • A short-distance fall

Severe Back Injury causes include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bus or truck)
  • A long-distance fall
  • A severe twisting of the back
  • Assault
  • A direct hit to the top of the head

Back Pain and Injuries Classification

The onset of back pain can be slow or sudden (acute). Normally back pain resulting from an injury is severe and acute. Sudden back pain is characterized by:

  • Pain that lasts less than a month and a half
  • Swelling and/or bruising in the area of injury

Acute back pain injuries include:

  • A broken or dislocated spine, including a spinal fracture. Paralysis, in some form, is often the result of this type of injury.
  • A torn or herniated disc
  • A back strain or sprain which injures the back muscles and/or ligaments
  • Back nerve compression

Slow onset/overuse back pain is normally caused by overuse of the back. Symptoms of this sort of back pain include stiffness, pain, or spasms. Overuse injuries include:

  • Repetitive back strain resulting from work activities
  • Heavy lifting without proper support or poor posture

Back Pain Treatment

The treatment prescribed for back pain relies on the source of the pain. Severe injury-related pain can require surgery and subsequent extensive recovery, while minor pain often goes away by itself in weeks. Other treatment includes physical therapy and medicine.

If you or someone close to you is suffering from back pain due to wrongdoing or negligence in Santa Ana, California, we can help. Please contact Hess & Nghiem at 657.333.5726, and will we give you a free and confidential consultation to determine if you may be eligible for compensation for your pain. Call us now.

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    I was referred to Phil and Ed by a good friend after my two prior lawyers dropped the ball on my case. I was viciously assaulted at a bar. Phil and Ed took my case on and it was night and day. They stood up for me and kept in regular contact. I never had to guess what was going on with my case. They conducted a thorough investigation and collected crucial evidence that helped prove my case. Initially, the bar refused to take responsibility but eventually the bar relented after the job Phil and Ed did. Ultimately, the case resolved favorably for much more than I expected. Thanks so much again Phil an Ed!

    Rudy G.
    Bar Assault
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    Not backing down, Phil and Ed pressed forward and never once compromised our position. After the insurance company kept increasing their offer and wanting us to negotiate, Phil and Ed refused to relent and accept anything less than what we initially asked. Basically, their response each time to the insurance company was pay our original demand or we are going to trial. It worked! Eventually, after bidding against themselves, the insurance company finally offered to pay the original amount we wanted. I couldn’t be more impressed with the way Phil and Ed handled my case. They really stood up for me and took on a case that was by no means a simple one. Thanks again fellas!

    Mark W.
    Personal Injury
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    I can’t say enough great things about Phil Nghiem. He was on my case from the minute I called him. He got things handled from day one immediately and made me feel supported and taken care of. His office staff was the same way, replied to every email immediately and addressed all of my concerns. I got into a car accident and called him, and I am SO GLAD I did. He got me the compensation I was entitled to and fought for me and my well being the whole way through. He took are of everything so that I just had to worry about getting my health back. He and his staff really care about YOU and do not treat you like another name in the book. They help you step by step and always keep you in the loop. I can’t thank him enough for helping me through this excruciating ordeal.

    Kahiwalani M.
    Personal Injury
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    I’d like to start off by saying that Phil is incredibly passionate about what he does, he’s very kind-hearted, and he genuinely cares for his clients. I was struck by a hit-and-run driver, who was fleeing from the police in a stolen vehicle with no insurance. Given the circumstances of my car accident, Phil was able to negotiate an incredible sum to be paid out by my insurance. It made my day when he was able to share the news. Most attorneys would have settled earlier in the case for significantly less. Overall, I had a pleasant experience and the end of my investigation was a success. Thank you again Phil, I am eternally grateful for everything that you’ve done for me.

    PS. Phil’s office is quite the drive for me, but he’s very accommodating and we managed to make things work with EASE. So don’t hesitate to contact him regardless of where you’re from because he’ll take care of you.

    Shawn N.
    Car Accident
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    I was involved in a rear end accident and was referred to Phil from my chiropractor. Honestly I was nervous to take on an attorney because I was already overwhelmed by everything involving the accident but Phil really put me at ease. He took the time to explain things to me in a way I could understand and wasn’t pushy at all for me to hire him. I’m really glad I chose Phil because I literally didn’t have to worry about anything after that meeting. He set me up with one of his associates named Bri and she was always so quick to respond whenever I had questions. On top of that they worked hard to reduce my other fees and got me a nice settlement too! I’m thankful for all the help they provided and will definitely use them again if I ever need it.

    Yen P.
    Car Accident
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    I’m so glad I hired Phil to help me after my car crash. My car was totaled after a driver ran a red light and struck me. For days, I didn’t have a car to get to work and school. Finally, I decided to hire an attorney and eventually found Phil. He immediately got to work. My accident happened at an intersection where there was a restaurant. Phil personally went out to the restaurant and obtained video footage that captured the crash showing that I was not at-fault. I couldn’t believe that he actually did this. He then helped me get into a rental and get medical treatment. I am completely satisfied with Phil. He truly went above and beyond to get me through this difficult time in my life.

    Richard B.
    Car Crash

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