Car Accidents Can Cause Serious Back Injuries
Car accidents can result in different back injuries with varying severity. For instance, some victims suffer permanent disabilities and paralysis. Other accidents cause short-term injuries that heal following successful treatment. In either situation, serious back injuries can be costly, and you should know whether you have the right to compensation from another negligent driver.
Types of Back Injuries Car Accidents Cause
Below are the five common types of back injuries that might result from a car accident:
Slipped or Herniated Discs
A herniated disc occurs following the leaking of a disc’s soft center through a crevice in its interior. This leakage exerts pressure on the nearby nerves and their roots, often causing serious lower back pain.
Spinal Cord Injuries
This back injury can vary in severity, though almost everyone with a spinal cord injury will require hospitalization. Some people recover with treatment, while others who sustain complete spinal injuries might have permanent and life-altering paralysis below the point of the injury.
This back injury results from damage to the sciatic nerve that runs from the hips to the feet. A patient might feel weak, numb, and painful sensations around their lower back. If not treated properly, it can worsen when patients engage in regular life activities.
Soft Tissue Injuries
There are many muscles, ligaments, and tendons in your back, and an accident can cause this tissue to strain, sprain, or even tear. These injuries can cause serious pain and mobility restrictions, and tears might require surgical repair.
Contact a California Car Accident Attorney Today
Back injuries are often underestimated, as they can significantly impair someone’s movement, and the pain can impact every aspect of life. Many back injury victims need treatment and cannot work for a period of time. If someone else caused your crash and back injury, a California car accident lawyer at the Law Office of Brian Brandt can help. Contact us today.