Maitland Back Injury Attorney
If you have suffered a back injury as the result of a car crash, work accident, slip and fall, or other premises accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the party that caused the incident. The Maitland back injury attorneys at the Hornsby Law Group can help you seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, loss of joy of life, emotional distress, lost ability to generate income, and your other damages.
The Four Most Common Types of Back Injuries
We handle all types of personal injury claims, no matter the body parts affected. The back, however, is one of the most commonly injured body parts, and depending on the type of injury a victim sustains, the back can be incredibly difficult to treat. There are four major types of back injuries, which include the following:
- Spinal Cord Injury—A spinal cord injury is one of the most serious types of injuries anyone can sustain. There are two types of spinal cord injuries: complete and incomplete. An incomplete injury leaves the victim with partial paralysis, which may or may not heal with time. A complete spinal cord injury causes complete and permanent paralysis of the affected body parts.
- Fractured Vertebrae—Most vertebrae fractures do not lead to spinal cord damage. However, breaking one’s back is obviously still a serious medical condition that requires hospitalization, potential surgery, and significant healing time.
- Herniated Disc—Each vertebrae is nestled between a disc—a soft, jelly-filled cushion that allows movement and shock absorption. Being in a slip and fall or traffic collision—for example—can cause one of these discs to bulge or slip out of place, which is called a herniated disc. Herniated discs cause serious pain, immobility, numbness, weakness, and other painful symptoms as the disc presses into the spinal cord.
- Soft Tissue Injury—In addition to vertebrae and discs, the back is made up of numerous muscles, tendons, and ligaments that hold everything together. Straining or tearing a muscle, ligament, or tendon can result in short to long-term back pain, lack of movement, and disability from which there are few options of treatment. Most soft tissue injuries cannot be fixed with a brace or surgery. Healing from a soft tissue injury can take many months of rehabilitation, rest, and physical therapy, and a patient’s long-term recovery is never a certainty.
Call a Maitland Back Injury Attorney Today
Even moderate back injuries can linger for months, or years. Your injury demands medical attention, as well as financial compensation for your expenses and other damages. But do not expect the negligent party to step up and pay what is owed. In order for fair compensation, you need to file a personal injury claim, demanding compensation for specific damages. As the victim of a back injury, we can help you file a personal injury claim or lawsuit with the appropriate party and maximize the compensation you deserve. To get started today, call the Maitland back injury attorneys at Hornsby Law Group to schedule a free consultation.