Back Injury Attorneys in Savannah
Helping Car Accident Injury Victims Seek Justice
If someone is injured in a car accident, one of the most severe types of injuries they can sustain is a back injury. An automobile accident victim with a serious back injury can end up paralyzed, never to walk again, or they may even become a quadriplegic without the ability to move their arms or legs at all. This obviously affects not only that person physically but also their whole family, who may now have to take care of them. It also severely hinders any possibilities for future employment and the victim’s ability to support themselves.
If you or a loved one has suffered a back injury – especially one severe enough to have lasting effects – in a car accident, consult with our Savannah back injury attorneys right away. If the injury can be proven to affect future employment, a large settlement may be possible to help support you through your recovery.
The most common form of back injury from a car accident is whiplash. Upwards of 1,000,000 people who are injured in auto accidents yearly sustain a whiplash injury, approximately 100,000 of which result in permanent impairment.
Whiplash usually occurs in rear-end collisions, which cause the victim’s head and neck to violently snap back and forward. Whiplash can also be caused by a side or head-on collision, although it is worst when the victim does not have time to brace themselves before the collision. Whiplash can cause very serious problems in the neck, harming the joints, discs, nerves, muscles, and ligaments.
A whiplash injury caused by an auto accident is not a black-and-white injury. There are many variations and complications of a whiplash injury, which may include muscle spasms in the neck and shoulders, sharp, shooting pains in the lower part of the neck, or a condition of pain that worsens over time or with activity and movement.
Lower Back Sprains & Strains
If someone is hurt in an auto accident, they may sustain a lower back sprain or strain. Back strains and sprains can cause excruciating pain to the point where the victim is greatly inhibited or unable to perform any physical activity. Even walking and getting out of bed can be an extremely painful experience for a person who has suffered a lower back sprain or sprain in a car accident.
Much like a whiplash injury, a lumbar back injury can be tricky to diagnose properly, especially if there is an injured disc in the same area that has not been discovered yet. In a lower back injury, pain can affect one or both sides of the back and could even lead to overnight spasms.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Without a doubt, the most severe and serious form of back injury is a spinal cord injury (SCI). People who are quadriplegic or paraplegic have suffered a spinal cord injury. The location of the injury on the spinal cord will affect where the loss of movement and sensory in a victim’s body will occur.
The spinal cord can be injured in many ways, including:
If a spinal cord injury results in nerve damage, the victim may become paralyzed or suffer sensory loss depending on how bad the damage is. Beyond mobility loss, a spinal cord injury can cause infections, impotence, bladder and bowel control loss, muscle spasms, and intense pain in certain regions.
Diagnosing a Back Injury
Medical tests are available to help determine what kind of back injury someone may have sustained due to a car accident. X-rays can help show effects on bone structure, and other tests – such as CT scans, MRIs, discograms, myelograms, electromyograms, and bone scans – can confirm the severity of a muscle, tissue, or nerve-related injury.
Consult with Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys
If you or someone you love has suffered any kind of back injury in an auto accident, you may be entitled to compensation if another person or factor is to blame for the incident. If another driver causes a car accident and you are injured, you could get financial compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and your pain and suffering.
To make sure your claim is handled smoothly and with the highest chance of recovery, you must make sure you get medical treatment for any injury immediately. After that, contact our experienced back injury attorneys in Savannah. At Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys, we don’t hold back in our efforts to recover the maximum compensation for our injured clients.
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