Back Injury Attorney Information
Lower back pain is one of the most common problems among patients of all demographics. In fact, there is an 80% chance you will experience lower back pain at some point in your adult life.
There are 24 vertebrae in your spine column, with 7 vertebrae in the cervical spine and 17 vertebrae in the thoracic spine. There are spongy-like discs between the vertebrae that offer a cushioned pad that helps to absorb some of the pressure and allows the spine to move freely. Ligaments, as well as the cartilage and muscles that surround the area, surround and protect the spinal cord. However, it is simple for one of these functions to stop working.
Factors that contribute to lower back pain (LBP) include:
- Protruding discs. There are two main parts that make up discs as a whole, the annulus and the nucleus. While the nucleus is surrounded by the annulus, it can actually tear when injured. Ultimately, this will cause the nucleus to protrude. This can cause severe radiating pain in the back and both legs.
- Fractures of all kinds. Many things can lead to fractures. These include but are not limited to accidents and high level falls. You can even crush or compress your vertebrae this way.
- Surgical errors. There are numerous things that can go wrong during surgery that can result in lower back sprain or even more debilitating conditions.
- Lower back sprain or strain. This will occur whenever the back muscles are agitated, stretched, or even overworked. It is important to keep in mind that sudden movements can also injure your back ligaments.
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If you are suffering any discomfort or lower back pain, it is important to get an examination from your doctor as soon as possible. An orthopedic will be able to determine exactly what is causing you pain. They will do this by gathering past medical history information, as well as what led to your injury that is now causing you pain.
Once the initial exam is complete, they will run diagnostic tests that will include:
- CAT scans
Seeking Legal Representation
You have legal rights to representation if your back injury was caused by the carelessness of a doctor or another individual. In relation to your back injury, you may have an injury settlement and/or a lawsuit.
After an accident, you should consider contacting a personal injury lawyer. The insurance provider for the liable party may attempt to minimize the claim amount. Not all insurance companies will do this, but it’s important to remember that they’re businesses that want to get things done as quickly as possible and as cheaply as possible for themselves and the people they serve. They may try to negotiate a settlement with you, but if your injuries worsen over time, they will not be held financially responsible for your medical bills.
Personal Injury Case Types We Represent
Our firm represents the following accident types: Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Slip and Fall Accidents, Dog Bite Accidents and more.
If you suffered a back injury, and feel that you have a case, call our San Diego Personal Injury Attorneys. We can help you figure out your course of action and advise you on the best way to go about your case.