Victims of spinal damage often report that the pain of a spinal fracture is above and beyond any other type of injury. Everything your muscles are capable of doing is due to the support of the spinal cord and spine. A broken spinal bone can cause severe pain, limit your mobility, and negatively impact your ability to work or perform daily tasks.
If you have sustained a spinal fracture in an Orange County accident, the team at Russell & Lazarus is ready to help you. Find out if you have a case by calling us at (949) 851-0222 or filling out our online contact form.
After a major accident, many victims have so much pain radiating from different parts of their body that they are unable to determine where each sensation is coming from. As the initial adrenaline rush wears off and the pain hits, the symptoms of a spinal fracture may become apparent. Common symptoms include:
Your orthopedic specialist will provide more information on your spinal fracture, how it occurred, and what it means for your long-term recovery. However, there are several types of fractures that make up most cases. They include:
The spine is designed to withstand enormous pressure, but that doesn’t mean that it always takes a huge amount of force to cause a fracture. The majority of fractures do occur because of trauma. This includes car accidents, falls, assault, and athletic activities.
However, spinal fractures can occur independently of outside trauma, and other conditions that can weaken the bones include cancer and tumors on the spine.
Having a spinal fracture is not immediately grounds for a Riverside personal injury case. Top injury lawyers have specific processes to determine whether or not an individual has a viable personal injury case.
For you to recover compensation, you must be able to demonstrate that your injuries were caused by another person’s negligence. Imagine suffering a spinal fracture in a fall. If you were descending the stairs at a retail store, only to lose your footing on a crumbled stair and fall, your Newport injury lawyer would likely be able to prove the other party’s fault. Property owners have an obligation to keep their property to a certain standard of safety, and a stair in such serious disrepair probably doesn’t meet that standard.
Another example: a car accident. Someone rear-ends your vehicle, pushing you into the vehicle ahead of you with a great level of force. You sustain an extension pattern fracture.
Every case has its own unique circumstances, and we’ll discuss your injuries and the strength of your case at your free consultation.
Our team of top injury lawyers fights aggressively on behalf of every single client we represent. We built our firm on a solid foundation of extensive research and preparation, careful selection of cases, and consistent communication with clients. If you work with Russell & Lazarus for your personal injury case, you benefit from the experience we’ve gained while handling thousands of cases. We leave no stone unturned when it comes to developing a case and proving liability, putting us in a position to demand higher settlement offers and take cases to court. We know that your case will likely determine your financial future since serious accidents can rack up tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills. We approach every case knowing our responsibility to our clients means fighting for every last dollar.
Healing from a spinal fracture is extraordinarily painful and time-consuming. You should not have to handle your own legal issues at the same time. Let our team of Southern California personal injury lawyers help. We offer a free case evaluation. To claim yours, contact us online or call (949) 851-0222 to get started.