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Before you accept an insurance company’s settlement for your back injury, contact us. Our law firm is 100 percent committed to obtaining the best results for our clients, and we want to help you, too. Give us a call at 615-244-4325 or complete a free initial consultation form, today.

Common Back Injuries

Types of common back and spinal cord injuries caused by accidents include:

  • Disc Injuries
    Spinal vertebrae are separated and protected by flexible cartilage discs. These discs help keep vertebrae in place and shield them from trauma. The impact from an accident can rupture or shift spinal discs—causing intense pain and injury.
  • Nerve Impingements
    Sometimes called “pinched nerves,” nerve impingements are caused by irritated or compressed nerves in the spinal cord. Depending on the location of the nerves affected, pinched nerves can cause intense pain and numbness in different parts of the body.
  • Fractured Vertebrae
    Just like any other bone in the human body, spinal vertebrae can fracture in an accident. These fractures often require surgery to relieve pain and avoid disfigurement in the back.
  • Lumbar Sprains
    This type of injury occurs when the ligaments and tendons that support the spine are stretched, twisted, or torn. It can severely limit your ability to perform daily tasks and often requires physical therapy to treat.

Whether you’ve hurt your back in an auto accident or as the result of a slip and fall, our back injury attorneys can help answer your questions and protect your legal rights.

Why You Shouldn’t Settle Too Soon After a Back Injury Accident

Back injuries may not show right away.  Even if you feel fine after a slip and fall accident or car crash, you should be evaluated by a medical professional. The adrenaline or pain from other injuries may be hiding your back pain, and if you agree to a settlement from your insurance company too early, and begin experiencing back pain later, it will be too late to seek further damages for medical expenses related to your back or spine.

What are Symptoms of a Back or Spinal Cord Injury?

After an accident that results in a back injury, victims may experience the following symptoms:

  • Pain in the back or neck
  • Swelling
  • Muscle spasms
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, fingers, or toes
  • Inability to feel pressure, heat, or cold
  • Difficulty balancing or walking
  • Pain that worsens with bending, lifting, standing, or walking
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Loss of bladder control

If you experience back pain or any of these symptoms after an accident, please see a doctor immediately and inform him or her how you suffered the injury. The longer you wait to see a doctor after an accident, the more opportunity the insurance company has to claim that your injuries were not connected to the accident and were caused by something else.

How Can a Back or Spine Injury be Diagnosed?

A medical professional can diagnose a back or spine injury with several tests, including:

  • X-ray
    This test can identity bone fractures and spinal misalignment.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
    This test can identity nerve damage and spinal misalignment.
  • Computer Axial Tomography (CT Scan)
    This test can identity cartilage damage caused by disc injury.
  • Electromyography (EMG)
    This test can identity nerve damage caused by disc injury.
  • Bone Scan (SPECT/CT scan)
    This test can identity subtle or hidden bone fractures of the lumbar spine that may not show up on an x-ray .

Serious back injuries may require surgery in order to repair the damage.

Compensation for Back Injury Victims

If you’ve suffered a back injury due to another person’s or party’s negligence, your medical bills are likely high, you may have missed work or be unable to work, and you’ve likely experienced a great deal of pain and distress. Because of this, back injury victims may be eligible for a variety of damages, including:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium

Compassionate Legal Representation

At Ponce Law, we know that back injuries can affect different people in different ways. That’s why our legal professionals will take the time to get to know your needs. We’ll work hard to get you the best possible results. Contact us today—we want to help.

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