Back Injuries from Car Accidents

Columbus Car Accident Attorney

If your back has been injured in a car accident, you may suffer chronic pain, disability, and more. Your back injury may make it hard or impossible for you to work, and may decrease your quality of life. You may require ongoing medical treatment, and may even need personal assistance, mobility aids, and other expensive adjustments to your life. You should not be responsible for the cost of these changes forced on you by your car accident.

Columbus car accident attorney Anthony Castelli can help you get compensation to help cover the costs of your back injury. For a free initial consultation, please call 614-438-2672 or email Anthony Castelli today.

Types of Back Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

Car accidents can overwhelm your body’s natural defenses to injure your back in many ways. These can include:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Herniated discs
  • Broken vertebrae
  • Spinal cord injury

The long-term consequences of your back injury depends on the type and severity of your injury.

Back Strains and Sprains in Car Accident

Strains and sprains are soft tissue injuries. They occur when the ligaments that connect your bones (sprain) or the tendons and muscles (strain) are stretched unnaturally by the forces of your car accident.

In general, strains and sprains are the back injuries most likely to heal after a car accident, but they can still result in:

  • Lost wages
  • Disability
  • Recurring pain
  • Ongoing medication and treatment

All of which represent a significant cost to you and your family.

Herniated Discs

The bones in your spine are separated by cushiony discs that allow your spine to flex and nerves to attach to the spinal cord while the cord itself remains protected. The force of a car accident can cause one or more of these discs to become compressed, which causes them to bulge or herniate. Bulging or herniated discs are poor at performing their job. You may have:

  • Limited mobility, resulting in lost wages and disability
  • Ongoing pain
  • Numbness
  • Serious medical procedures like spinal fusion surgery

Compressed discs rarely heal properly. They can cause pain, numbness and tingling down your arms and/or legs.  Many medical treatments designed to treat them result in as many or more side effects as the injury itself. So it is important to get an experienced medical specialist. We help you interface and communicate with your doctors so your chances of getting better are aided and your opportunity for full compensation is advanced.

Broken Vertebrae

Broken vertebrae more often result from an impact injury during a car accident, such as when you are thrown out of the vehicle or against the interior of the vehicle, though they can result from compression stress as well. Broken vertebrae can result in:

  • The need for a back brace or spinal fusion surgery
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Paralysis
  • Numbness
  • Continuous pain

Like compressed discs, broken vertebrae rarely heal properly. Even after successful treatment, patients often suffer serious disability and ongoing significant pain.

Spinal Cord Injury

The spinal cord is the nerve bundle running through the middle of your spine that carries messages between your brain and your body. Injuries to the spinal cord can cause:

  • Complete and incomplete paralysis below the injury
  • Pain
  • Numbness

There are no good treatments available to reverse damage to your spinal cord. Instead, medical care centers on minimizing damage and encouraging your body to heal on its own with physical therapy and other treatments. Depending on the site and extent of your injury, you may be unable to work, may need daily care, and may even need medical aids to perform basic bodily functions.

Anthony Castelli Is a Lawyer that Fights for Back Injury Victims

Anthony Castelli holds to his 5 Principles of Uncompromising Advocacy that can help you understand your compensation needs and make it more likely that you will get the compensation you deserve. He promises you will always be treated with respect, that you will be guided every step along the way, and will be kept advised of the settlement process.

Please contact Anthony Castelli today about your car accident back injury. The initial consultation is free, and he will only take your case if he feels he can put more money in your pocket.