Yes--if your doctors relate your back pain/spasm to the car accident and the accident was not your fault. It would be advisable for you to speak with a personal injury attorney immediately so that a claim can be properly set up with the at fault party's insurance company.
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Disclaimer: I am a lawyer licensed in the State of Illinois only, and I am not your lawyer (unless you have been in my office and signed a contract). This communication is not intended as legal advice, and no attorney client relationship results. Please consult your own attorney for legal advice. This is for informational purposes only.
After a car accident, the extent of harm may not be fully apparent. "Muscle spasm" is a sign that soft tissues have been inflamed, but the pain may mask other conditions. Insurance companies know that offering quick settlements can save them money because injured people sometimes don't discover how seriously they have been hurt until after the claim is settled for a small amount. Most personal injury lawyers offer a free consultation. It's a good idea after any motor vehicle collision with injury. An accident lawyer licensed in your jurisdiction can determine whether there is a case and likely increase the amount of compensation recovered.
This answer is made available by an attorney licensed to practice in the state of Oregon. It is provided for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. Actual legal advice can only be provided by an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction, with experience in the area of law in which your concern lies.
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