Spine and Back Injuries
Back, spine, and neck (cervical) injuries occur when the spine and/or spinal cord is damaged by trauma rather than disease. A spine injury is often sudden and unexpected and can happen to anyone, young or old, male or female, of any race, religion, or socioeconomic status. There are numerous situations where one can suffer a spinal injury, for example, vehicle collisions, pedestrian collisions, motorcycle/bicycle collisions, and others.
The leading cause for spine injuries is trauma. Such an injury may result from direct injury to the spine itself or indirectly from damage to surrounding bones, tissues, discs, nerves, or blood vessels.
The effects of a spine trauma depend on the severity and location of the injury and can result from motor vehicle accidents, aircraft accidents, falls, sports injuries, industrial accidents, assault, or sudden trauma among many others.
Whatever be the cause, if you or a loved one has suffered a spinal injury, you know how much life can change. Sometimes the pain and discomfort is minor, but the impact and adverse affect on one’s quality of life and life experiences is not trivial. The impact of a spinal injury on the lives of the victim and their family can be devastating, preventing the injured person from doing the activities they enjoyed before injury, or severely restricting their activities.
Spinal injuries also lead to emotional scars as they are traumatic and have long-term, often lifetime, consequences. An individual with a full, happy, healthy, active lifestyle could be forced into a sedentary and dependent lifestyle.
Often traumatic spinal cord injuries lead to permanent disability, including paralysis and loss of control of one’s own body and independence. A traumatic spinal cord injury can also have a deep impact on a survivor’s family and community. However, with rehabilitation and support, a spinal cord injury survivor can learn to navigate the world once more, reconditioning the body and mind to compensate for paralyzed limbs and deteriorated strength.
Often times the defendant’s attorneys and insurance company incorrectly and misleadingly call spinal injuries “soft tissue” injuries, and blame the injuries on age, or any other cause other than the defendant’s negligence. Sadly, defense lawyers and insurance companies often blame the victim and imply or overtly accuse the injured person of exaggerating injuries. We are experienced and skilled in showing that these frivolous “defenses” and accusations are without merit, and obtaining full and fair compensation for our clients’ harms and losses.
If you suffered a spinal injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. We can help you in determining the most beneficial course of action to take for your unique situation. Our firm offers a free case evaluation where we will provide answers to your questions and explain your legal options.
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