Back pain can be absolutely debilitating. Back injuries cause severe pain and make it difficult to move. Car accidents can cause severe back injuries, and when you suffer a back injury in a car accident, you could live with extreme pain for years.
What Are the Most Common Back Injuries in a Car Accident?
There are three types of back injuries that are most common in car accidents. These injuries can be minor or major and might cause you to need to spend thousands of dollars for treatments that might never get you back to 100%.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are the most common type of injuries that occur as a result of car accidents. The National Institute of Health (NIH) estimates that about 6 out of every 100 people who are involved in a car accident suffer some kind of spinal cord injury, with 86.8% of those people having been the driver of the vehicle.
Spinal cord injuries can cause several symptoms, including:
- Extreme back pain or pressure;
- Weakness or paralysis in part of your body;
- Numbness of the hands or feet;
Your medical bills for spinal cord injuries could be as high as $184,000 per year, and your insurance will not pay for all of this. Contact our skilled attorneys to get you the compensation that you deserve.
A herniated disc is a back condition caused by a herniation, or protrusion, of a disc that presses into your spine. Your spine is responsible for supporting your entire body, so a herniated disc pressing into your spine can cause back spasms, extreme pain, or even paralysis in extreme cases.
Herniated discs can be treated by surgery, but the average cost of herniated disc surgery is almost $20,000. Further, the success rate of herniated disc surgery is very high, around 80%, but it is not perfect, and there is a chance that you will need even more surgeries.
Spinal fractures come in all different shapes and sizes. Thirty-three bones protect your spinal cord, and any one of these bones can be broken in a car accident. A break of one of these bones is a very serious occurrence, which can cause severe pain, numbness, incontinence, or paralysis.
Unfortunately, the treatments to repair spinal fractures are very expensive and not universally effective. The NIH found that spinal fractures could be completely repaired by surgery about 60% of the time. This means that there is a chance that someone who suffers a spinal fracture might have lifelong disabilities that must be treated.
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How Can Hiring a Lawyer Help Me?
If you have suffered a serious back injury in a car accident that was not your fault, you might be entitled to financial compensation. A lawyer helps you get this compensation by bringing a lawsuit on your behalf. Most of the time, the person who is at fault for your accident will have car insurance that will have to pay you damages on their behalf.
Your lawyer will contact the at-fault party or their insurance and negotiate with them. Sometimes, they will reach a settlement without litigation. However, sometimes your lawyer will sue the at-fault party to get your compensation.
If you have suffered from a severe back injury in a car accident, you need a professional guide who is an expert in the legal field and empathizes with your story. Contact Barrios & Virgüez to get the justice that you deserve.
Compensation for Your Injuries
Medical treatment can be extremely expensive. If your back injury was caused by a car accident that was not your fault, a lawyer can help you recover these expenses.
Medical expenses are damages that can be recovered in a lawsuit. You can potentially recover your medical bills, including physical therapy, your expenses to travel to the doctor’s office, and expenses into the future for any lost wages due to your reduced ability to work.
If you were not at fault in the accident that injured you, you do not need to swallow your expenses. You need a skilled attorney that can help you recover your damages so that you are not saddled with medical debt that you did not cause.
If you seek compensation from another party, chances are, that party will obtain their own lawyer. If you are not represented by an attorney, the other lawyer will do everything that they can to stop you from being compensated. They will take advantage of legal tricks that you are not aware of, exploit legal loopholes, or take advantage of the fact that you have no legal training.
None of this will happen if you have a lawyer of your own. Your lawyer will know the law and know how to defeat the other party’s arguments. Your lawyer also will not let the other party take advantage of endless delay tactics.
Anytime that you need to be compensated by someone, you can only benefit from legal assistance. When you are dealing with a back injury from a car accident that was not your fault, you should contact Barrios & Virguez for a free consultation.
What Lawyer Should I Hire for My Back Injury Case?
If you are a Georgia resident and you have been injured in a car accident, you should hire Barrios & Virguez to help you get justice. Barrios Virgüez is a family team that prides itself on fighting for Georgians who have suffered personal injuries. We want to help you with your legal case.
When you have been injured, you need a hero. We want to be your hero. Don’t let cost get in the way of you seeking legal help, contact us today for a free consultation and case review.
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