Your back is supported by your backbone, which consists of stacked bony structures called vertebrae. These vertebrae are very prone to being fractured or dislodged when you have been involved in a car crash or other accident that places a jolting force on your body. Often, the soft disks in between your vertebrae can slip out of place, resulting in a herniated disk, which can pinch a nerve and be very painful and debilitation. If you have been in a serious accident and have suffered a herniated disk, fractured back, or injured spine, a San Diego back injury attorney can help you.
The first thing that a back injury attorney will be able to do is to make sure that you are receiving prompt and proper medical treatment. Receiving needed medical treatment for trauma to your back in a timely manner can significantly affect your prognosis and ability to make the best recovery possible. Because the full extent of back injuries is not always immediately apparent, insurance companies and their lawyers will attempt to settle these types of claims as quickly as possible and for the least amount of money possible, before the true extent of injuries is discovered. A San Diego back injury attorney will understand this and will help guide and protect you through the process. If you have back pain, whether from a herniated disk, a fracture, or trauma to your spine, your back injury lawyer will make sure that you receive the appropriate treatment so that the full extent of your back trauma is known before accepting any settlement offer from an insurer. You can focus on recovery and let your San Diego back injury lawyer protect your legal rights and entitlement to financial compensation.
A herniated disk refers to when one of your spinal disks that separate your spinal vertebrae slips and becomes moves out of its normal position. A herniated disk can also rupture, causing the soft jelly-like substance inside the disk to come out, reducing the protective, shock absorbing quality of the spinal disk and causing pain in your back. Herniated disks and ruptured disks can cause a lot of pain in your back, and if it causes a pinched nerve, the pain can be unbearable and require immediate surgery. Because a herniated disk typically will not show up on an X-ray, you will need to have a CT scan or MRI performed in order to determine if your back pain is caused by a herniated disk. CT scans and MRIs are expensive and insurance companies will attempt to avoid incurring the cost of these tests. An experienced and dedicated back injury lawyer will fight for your legal right to receiving proper medical treatment, including performing CT scans and MRIs, in order to determine the full extent of your injuries, so that you can receive the appropriate level of medical treatment.
The thoracic vertebrae and lumber vertebrae are bones in your vertebrae column that starts from your sacrum and stack on top of each other all the way up your back to your neck. The thoracic vertebrae and lumber vertebrae are larger than the cervical vertebrae that hold up your neck and are made to support more weight. An injured spine can involve a fracture of one or more of the thoracic vertebrae and lumber vertebrae. This may be a very serious medical condition requiring immediate surgery, often requiring the use of titanium screws or rods to help support your back. If you or a family member has suffered trauma to the spine, your family will need to support one another and put all of your thoughts and focus into the recovery process. While you are recovering, you can rest assured that your back injury lawyer at our firm will be fighting to protect your legal rights to receive proper medical treatment and your right to receive financial compensation for your injuries.
Contact Injury Law Group today for a free consultation with a San Diego back injury lawyer. We are dedicated lawyers that are committed to helping you. We’ll fight for you and protect your legal rights, so that your family can focus on recovery. Call us now at 619-255-3900.