Back Injury

Attorney Doug Goyen Attorney Doug Goyen has represented thousands of people as a Dallas auto accident attorney, who have suffered back injuries in car accidents and has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for those clients. For the past 23 years, we have been collecting compensation for auto accident claims on behalf of our clients. We provide strong representation backed by expertise and experience that has yielded proven results. For a free consultation from a personal injury lawyer in Dallas, call (972) 599 4100. Our Dallas back injury lawyer can begin working on your case right away.

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Chiropractor doing adjustment on patient Spinal Cord Injuries are caused by trauma to the cells in the spinal cord or by severing nerve tracts (SCI). SCIs are most commonly caused by cord contusion/bruising and compression (pressure on the cord). Nerve severing or tearing is another type of injury (as caused by gunshots).

Spinal cord injuries frequently result in paralysis and numbness. It can cause reflex problems, breathing problems, and bowel and bladder control problems. Muscle spasms, sensitivity, pain, and sexual problems are all possible side effects. Bedsores, bladder infections, and lung infections are examples of secondary medical issues.

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading causes of death in people under the age of 65. Falls are the most common cause of death in people over the age of 65. Workplace injuries, diving injuries, electric shocks, bullet and/or stab wounds, excessive twisting of the body, and sports injuries are some of the other causes. Back injuries caused by the negligence of others should be investigated by a Dallas back injury lawyer to determine what harms were caused by the negligent party and what that person, entity, or insurance company owes for that injury.


Sprains and strains. A sprain occurs when a ligament is stretched or torn. Ligaments are connective tissues that connect bones at joints. Sprains can be caused by falling, twisting, or being hit. Sprains of the ankle and wrist are common. Pain, swelling, bruising, and the inability to move your joint are all symptoms. When the injury occurs, you may feel a pop or tear.

A strain is a muscle or tendon that has been stretched or torn. Tendons are the connective tissues that connect muscle to bone. Twisting or pulling on these tissues can strain them. Strains can occur suddenly or gradually. Muscle strains in the back and hamstrings are common. Many people experience strains while participating in sports. Pain, muscle spasms, swelling, and difficulty moving the muscle are all symptoms.

Initially, both sprains and strains are usually treated by resting the injured area, icing it, wearing a bandage or device that compresses the area, and taking medications. Exercise and physical therapy may be used later in the treatment process.

Herniated or bulging discs. A herniated disc occurs when the annulus fibrosus (the outer portion) of the vertebral disc tears, allowing the nucleus (the inner portion) to herniate or extrude through the fibers. The herniated material can compress the nerves surrounding the disc, causing pain to radiate through the back and sometimes down the arms and legs (if the herniation is in the cervical spine) (if the herniation is in the lumbar spine).

Fractured vertebrae. Spinal fractures are not the same as a broken arm or leg. A vertebral fracture or dislocation can cause bone fragments to pinch and injure the spinal nerves or spinal cord. The majority of spinal fractures are caused by car accidents, falls, gunshots, or sports. Injuries can range from minor ligament and muscle strains to bony vertebral fractures and dislocations, as well as debilitating spinal cord damage. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may feel pain, have difficulty walking, or be unable to move your arms or legs (paralysis). Many fractures heal without surgery; however, severe fractures may necessitate surgery to realign the bones.

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Car accidents, falls, sports injuries, assaults, and other traumatic events are examples of acute injuries. Additionally, overuse injuries can occur as a result of poor posture, lifting, standing, walking, sitting, or even sleeping. Back conditions can also be from degeneration, deformities, tumors, infections, arthritis, Paget’s disease, and other conditions that cause back pain can also cause back problems.

A Dallas back injury lawyer will be able to help prove the case and help recover the compensation needed by the person injured.


Pain, tenderness, pain with movement, coughing, sneezing, or laughing, stiffness, difficulty moving, difficulty standing up straight, muscle spasms, bruising, swelling, and radiating pain down either leg or both are common symptoms of back injuries.


Sharp pains rather than dull pains, pain radiating into the buttocks or legs, sudden weakness in your legs, incontinence of the bowels or bladder, numbness or tingling in the groin area or bottom are all serious symptoms of a back injury that should be treated as an emergency.


A traumatic injury is a back injury caused by a car accident. The treatment will differ depending on the type of injury sustained. Spinal fractures frequently require different treatment than sprains or strains.

The type of doctor to see for a back injury differs as well. Family doctors, emergency room doctors, pediatricians, orthopedists, chiropractors, physical therapists, osteopaths, neurologists, neurosurgeons, and massage therapists are examples of professionals.

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Spinal cord injuries can be debilitating and life-changing. We understand that you want your medical bills paid, your lost wages paid, and your insurance company to cover the entire loss. We will discuss your options and assist you in dealing with the insurance company and any other parties involved in the case to ensure that you receive a prompt and appropriate result. If you are needing a personal injury attorney, call (972) 599-4100 for a free consultation. Discuss the issues in your case with our Dallas back injury lawyer to see what can be done for you.

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You want a great lawyer who keeps you informed on whats going on speaks with you personally and gets the job done call Doug Goyen. He is excellent & very professional you wont go wrong choosing him!! Thanks again for all your help Mr. Goyen! Socorro V.
Very efficient staff. I am VERY pleased with this firm. Gina W.
Very professional job handling my accident claim. I had some ER bills, and some visits to my ortho after (and various other bills that kept coming in). I was afraid I was going to get stuck owing money, but Doug Goyen took care of the case and had everything paid, including compensating me for the injury. Great lawyer IMO. I felt like my case was taken care of very well. Thx!! Bernard M.
Doug is a great attorney. He took care of my auto accident claim promptly, and answered any questions I had. I also had one of my hospital bills go into collections for non-payment. I was able to contact Doug a year after the accident, and received a copy of the check the hospital claimed they didn’t receive. I highly recommend this guy. David J.
The Law Office of Doug Goyen helped me recovery every bit I was owed on my claim. Very happy I used them. They knew what they were doing, and kept me informed. I felt taken care of the whole way. You wont go wrong using them. Arthur H.
Mr. Goyen helped me take on my own insurance company, the great and mighty Allstate. My prior firm basically dumped me, with a permanent injury because the case didn’t meet their financial guidelines for a settlement. I was a bicycle rider hit by a car driver at an intersection, and Allstate was the company on BOTH SIDES OF THE CLAIM. My own insurance company tried to throw me under the bus to limit their payout! Without Mr. Goyen’s help, I would have been left with NOTHING! I had thousands of dollars in unpaid medical bills, unable to receive treatment to correct the issue. He was unafraid and helped me get the best settlement I could … I am tremendously thankful! Pamala M.