A strong and healthy back is integral to your healthy lifestyle. A significant back injury is not only extremely painful but can also wreak havoc on your ability to live the life you love the way you want to live it. Back injuries, however, aren’t uncommon to car accidents, slip and falls, and many other kinds of accidents. Further, back injuries aren’t just exceedingly painful and disruptive—they can also be extremely expensive. If you’ve suffered a back injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence, don’t hesitate to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. Your rights matter and they are too important to leave to chance.
Your Back Injury
Every back injury is unique unto itself—just as every accident is. A back injury can range from a minor sprain or strain to a serious spinal cord injury—or even paralysis. Even a relatively mild back injury, however, can be extremely painful, and recovering from a back injury can be a lengthy, elusive process. In fact, a back injury can negatively affect your life in myriad ways, including immense pain and suffering, lost wages due to time off work, diminished earning power, mounting medical expenses, and significant psychological stress.
Injury to Your Spinal Cord
An injury to your spinal cord can be especially painful and traumatic. Such injuries are usually caused by a significant force—such as the force of impact in a car accident. Upon this impact, the discs that comprise the vertebrae are often forced out of alignment, which can cause a bulging disc or herniated disc that requires surgery, extensive physical therapy, and treatment for the attendant and often-extreme pain. Injuries to the spinal cord are frequently associated with devastating physical, financial, and emotional consequences.
Your Medical Expenses
If you’ve suffered a back injury, it may require immediate medical treatment and the expense that entails, but such injuries can also lead to significant expenses over time as your body continues to cope with and heal from the injury. The extent of your medical expenses will be dependent upon the severity of your injury, but even a less-serious injury can incur a variety of standard expenses:
- Emergency transportation from the scene of the accident
- Emergency care
- Appointments with your physician and specialists
- X-rays and other diagnostic tests
- Prescription pain medications and other necessary medications
- Physical therapy
More serious back injuries obviously necessitate more significant treatment (sometimes including surgeries and aftercare) and increased overall expense.
If You Suffered a Back Injury, Seek Experienced Legal Counsel at Brauns Law Today
If someone else’s negligence has caused you to suffer a back injury, you need legal counsel. These cases are often complicated, and your just compensation is far too important to leave to chance. The dedicated legal team at Brauns Law, Personal Injury Firm, in Gwinnett County, Georgia, has the experience, skill, and commitment to guide your claim toward its most just resolution. We’re here to help, so please contact or call us at (404) 418-8244 for a free consultation today.