Spine Injuries from Car Accidents: Next Steps
Car accidents are often so violent that they crack or break bones, and this includes the vertebrae, which are bones that surround the spinal column.
As a result, many of our clients have spinal injuries that can often leave them immobilized.
At PhillyLaw, LLC, we can help you get the compensation you need to recover from a spinal injury from a car accident. Please reach out to an attorney today to get started.
Spine Injuries from Car Accidents
We have seen clients suffer from:
● Spinal fractures. The violent shaking can cause compression fractures on a motorist’s spine. A victim can feel pain or numbness. If the broken bone strikes the spinal cord, then more serious problems can occur.
● Spinal stenosis. If your spine is already deteriorating, then a car accident can accelerate the process. Victims can feel pain and numbness as the spaces in the spinal column narrow.
● Herniated and ruptured discs. Sandwiched in between the vertebrae or rubbery discs that act as cushions. The soft inner material can be pushed out during a car accident, leading to pain.
● Spinal cord injuries. The spine links the brain to the rest of the body and allows messages to race back and forth. If the spinal cord is nicked, bruised, stretched, cut, or shredded, then this messaging is impaired. A person can suffer permanent paralysis and loss of sensation below the site of the injury.
Not all spinal injuries are immediately obvious. Some might take days or weeks to develop. If you experience weakness, numbness, spastic movements, or loss of bowel or bladder control, then go to the hospital immediately.
A permanent spinal cord injury can be devastating for you and your family. You will probably need an at-home attendant to help you with the tasks of daily living. Some family members might feel compelled to stay at home and take care of you.
The emotional effects of dealing with a disability are rarely talked about, but family members can also suffer from distress. In addition to obtaining medical care, talk to a doctor about support groups in your local area. Some families might even benefit from emotional counseling.
The treatment you receive will depend on the injury you suffered. A minor herniated disc, for example, might only require physical therapy and some cortisone injections. But many spinal cord injuries require surgery, which is expensive.
Data from the shows that many spinal cord injuries cost over $1 million over a person’s lifetime. The younger you are when you are injured, the more lifetime medical costs you will incur.
Spine injuries can also prevent someone from working because the pain is too great. Many of our clients also receive compensation for lost income as well.
Building a case takes time and dedication. Few people are prepared to file a claim on their own, so you should meet with an attorney today.
PhillyLaw, LLC Is Here for You
Our team has obtained millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, and we can help you as well. Call PhillyLaw, LLC at (215) 883-8281 or contact us online today for a free case evaluation. You have a limited amount of time to bring a lawsuit, so avoid delay.