West Virginia Back Injury Attorney
In a car accident or a slip, trip or falling accident, back injuries are very common types of injuries. If you suffer from a back injuries in an accident, it may be because of the negligence of others and you may suffer from injuries to your vertebral column, rib cage or surround tissues, discs, nerves and muscles.
Back injuries can range in severity, potentially leaving you suffering from chronic pain, paraplegia or quadriplegia, depending upon the location of the injury. If you have received such personal injuries in accidents cause by others, contact personal inquiry lawyer our team at Jan Dils Attorneys at Law "Back Injuries attorney" will fight to help you recover by maximizing the amount of monetary compensation through skilled negotiation and litigation.
Types of Back Injuries
Trauma from an accident may cause multiple back injuries. These may include the following:
- Slipped disc at the base of the spine
- Compressed nerves from slipped discs leading to neuropathy and chronic pain
- Fractured vertebrae
- Bruised spinal cord
- Torn spinal cord
- Rib fractures
- Paralysis from the waist down called paraplegia
- Paralysis from the chest or neck down called quadriplegia
When a disc at the base of the spine slips and compresses the nerve running down the person's leg, they may experience shooting pains radiating down their leg into their foot on the affected side. They may also experience tingling or numbness in that leg.
Treatment may require surgery on the disc in order to remove the pressure from the nerve. Without prompt treatment, you may experience permanent pain or numbness caused by neuropathy that can result.
If your spinal cord is bruised, it is important that you have medical help to remove the pressure from swelling. The swelling that can occur may cause permanent paralysis if it is not addressed. When the spinal cord is torn, you may be paralyzed below the site of tear because of the interruption of signals through your central nervous system to nerves below the tear site.
Tears that happen in the cervical area of the spine will result in quadriplegia, which is paralysis of the arms and legs. When a tear occurs in the lumbar region, you may experience paraplegia or paralysis from the waist down.
If a back injury is suspected, you should not be moved except by professionals. You should be taken for immediate medical care at a hospital. It is possible, with prompt treatment, to help reduce the long-term disabilities you might otherwise face.
Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Back Injury
After receiving medical help, you should contact Jan Dils Attorneys at Law "Back Injury Lawyer". We are dedicated and compassionate, and we firmly believe that people who are injured by the actions of others deserve to be fully compensated for their suffered losses.
To make an appointment, call toll free, 1.877.526.3457, or send us an e-mail.