Posted on Thursday, September 6th, 2018 at 3:21 am    


Two of the most common personal injury accidents that result in back injuries are motor vehicle accidents and falls. A back injury can occur in a low-speed accident or a minor fall. It does not take much force to cause an injury to the back. Therefore, it is very important to see a physician if you are suffering from any symptoms of a back injury. It is also wise to contact a Sacramento personal injury lawyer to discuss your options for filing an accident claim.

Four Common Back Injuries Sustained in an Accident

Car accidents and falls cause many of the accidental back injuries in the United States. Some of the most common types of injuries associated with the back include:

  • Herniated Discs — A fall or car crash can cause a disc to push through a tear in the vertebrae. A herniated disc can cause severe lower back pain that extends to the lower extremities. It can also cause weakness, numbness, and tingling.
  • Spinal Fractures — Broken bones and fractures in the back can be very serious. If the bone moves out of place, it can cause spinal cord injuries that may result in partial or complete paralysis.
  • Whiplash — The neck is part of the spine; therefore, an injury to the neck can also cause pain and limited range of motion in the upper A herniated disc in the upper spine can also cause neck pain.
  • Spondylolisthesis — A fracture or broken bone in the back can press on nerves causing pain, difficulty walking, and numbness. In some cases, pressure on the nerves can cause other issues such as loss of bowel or bladder control.

Treating Back Injuries Caused By Falls and Car Accidents

The symptoms of a back injury may not be immediately noticeable after an accident. You could still have suffered a severe injury even though you walked away from the accident. It is always a good idea to be checked by a physician after an accident. Your doctor can perform diagnostic tests, including an X-ray, MRI, or CAT scan, to determine if you suffered a back injury.

Once your specific back injury is diagnosed, your doctor can prescribe a specific treatment plan. Your treatment plan may include a variety of treatments, including pain medication, surgery, physical therapy, rest, exercises, and lifestyle adjustments.

Do I Need an Attorney to File a Back Injury Claim?

The medical expenses can be substantial for treating a back injury, especially if you require surgery or ongoing care for a permanent impairment. You also incur other financial damages such as lost wages and travel expenses. In addition to your financial damages, you also suffer great physical pain and discomfort along with emotional and mental stress and anguish. You deserve to be compensated for all damages associated with a back injury.

A Sacramento personal injury attorney can help you seek full compensation for all damages. An insurance company may not be willing to pay you as much as your claim is worth. Your attorney fights to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve after being injured in a car accident or fall.

For a free legal consultation, please contact Tiemann Law Firm by calling (916) 999-9000 or by visiting our website.

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