Back and spinal cord injuries are the most common injuries that we see in personal injury claims. In motor vehicle accident cases, workplace injury cases or commercial vehicle accident claims, back and spinal cord injuries constitute the majority of injuries. The primary reason for this is that oftentimes the impact of a vehicle or the way in which a body moves after trauma can result in significant damage to the spinal cord.
Some of the symptoms associated with back or spinal cord injuries include:
- Numbness or loss of sensation
- Difficulty with balance
- Impaired movement
- Loss of movement or limited range of motion
- Loss of bowel control
- Radiating pain
- Nerve pain
- Difficulty breathing
Some of the most common spinal cord injuries are herniations and fractures. These injuries are typically diagnosed through an X-ray or MRI. These injuries can be extremely debilitating and it is important for an injured party to seek the proper treatment through an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon. In very severe circumstances, a specialist may recommend surgery to repair a herniated disc or a fracture.
We understand that these injuries can cause permanent damage and result in loss of work and/or reduced hours. The lost wages resulting from these injuries is a component of the damages that we seek in a lawsuit. We will also seek damages for past medical treatment, future medical treatment and pain and suffering.
We have handled hundreds of claims involving clients with back and spinal cord injuries over the years. We understand that devastating effects that these injuries can have on the injured party and the family of the injured parties.