Out of the many possible injuries it is possible to sustain in a car accident,
you may be suffering from a back injury. Back injuries are often so serious
because they are debilitating and can require surgery to repair. Like
any other type of injury, back injuries vary by type and severity so it
is best to contact a medical professional for the most accurate diagnosis.
Some back injuries are more common than others. If you suffered a back
injury in a car accident, you may have a:
Sprain or Strain- The difference between these two injuries is that a sprain involves the
stretching or tearing of a ligament while a strain involves an injured
muscle or tendon. Many people suffer from sprains and strains after wear
and tear over long periods of time, but traumatic force such as in a car
accident can have the same result.
Herniated Disc- With this type of injury, you will likely be feeling pain in your back
that extends to your lower extremities if it is a lower back disc that
is injured and neck pain that spreads to your upper extremities if it
is an upper back disc. This pain may also be accompanied by numbness or tingling.
Fractured Vertebrae- This type of injury occurs when the spine is broken because of trauma.
This type of back injury is common in severe
car accidents because it usually requires a great amount of force on the spine to break
it. It is most common for the lower vertebrae to become fractured.
The recovery time for these injuries varies depending on severity. Some
back injury victims end up needing surgery to fully recover from their
injuries, but in many cases this may not be necessary. Back injuries are
of the more severe
car accident injuries so you are definitely entitled to seeking legal help from a car accident
professional in the event that you are injured in this way.
Contact a San Jose Personal Injury Lawyer for Help
If you were involved in a car accident and suffered a back injury you may
be entitled to compensation. Car accident victims are entitled to a claim
if a negligent party was the cause or at least partial cause of the accident.
Negligent drivers should always be held accountable for their actions,
and a San Jose personal injury attorney from Habbas & Associates can
help. Our firm has more than 175 years of experience in helping victims
of car accidents and have successfully
recovered more than $300 million for clients. Our firm cares about each one of our clients and will use all of our resources
in order to ensure that they get the recovery that they deserve.
If this is the kind of legal help you are looking for, then contact Habbas
& Associates today.