There is no such thing as a small or mild spinal injury. Because the nerves protected by the spinal column execute commands from the brain and regulate the body’s systems, internal organs and bodily functions, any injuries to the spine are often devastating. It’s important to note that it’s not only the physical aspect of spinal injuries that are devastating; being the victim of a spinal injury also means psychological, emotional and financial trauma that lasts a lifetime. Spinal injury victims frequently require ongoing care such as physical therapy, psychological counselling, occupational therapy and many other types of recurring costs that cause severe financial hardship for them and their families. If you or someone you care for has suffered a spinal injury, the Orange County spinal injury attorneys at Habbas Injury Law may be able to help.
Certain symptoms are indicative of an injured disk in the back after an accident. For instance, if a disk in a person’s lower back has been herniated or torn, he or she will probably experience a numbness, tingling, or burning feeling down one or both of the legs.
Spinal cord injuries can also occur after an accident, and these types of injuries can be caused by a variety of traumatic occurrences to the back, to include contusions (bruising) or compression (excessive pressure). More specifically, spinal cord injuries to the back can cause major nerve damage that can end in a person being paralyzed, or experiencing a loss of feeling, reflex function, and atrophy.
What Tests Should I Have Done?
There are several medical tests that can be done on an individual who is suspected of having sustained a back injury. For example, in some instance, back injuries can be seen through the use of:
- X-rays (even though sprains and muscle strains cannot be diagnosed via this type of medical test);
- CT scans;
- Discograms, which can be used to figure out the nature and extent of a back injury.
Aggressive California Spinal Injury Attorneys Helping the Injured
More than 250,000 people in the United States live with spinal injuries, many of which were caused by auto accidents, construction accidents and workplace accidents. Spinal injury victims must relearn how to do many of the things other people take for granted including how to adjust to their injuries and regain as much independence as possible. If the spinal injury was the result of another party’s negligence, a victim may be able to recover the compensation he or she deserves with the assistance of an experienced California spinal injury lawyer, Victims can use this compensation to pay for catastrophic medical bills, necessary home modifications, ongoing physical therapy and other medical care, vocational training and injury-related costs.
Our Spinal Injury Attorneys Will Fight for a Verdict or Settlement You Deserve
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal injury due to the negligence of another party, the spinal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas can help you navigate the legal process to recover the compensation to which you are entitled to under the law. Although nothing can compensate for an injured spine, financial compensation can help defray the costs of recovery, ongoing care, medical bills, special vehicles and equipment to help regain your independence and autonomy and other associated costs. As an experienced personal injury attorney, Mr. Habbas understands very well that funds may be limited. If you