Austin Texas Back Injury Attorneys.
Helping Austin Back Injury Victims Seek the Compensation They Deserve
Have you injured your back in an accident that wasn’t your fault? You should talk to an Austin back injury lawyer to see if you have a strong enough case to seek compensation.
A back injury can be a life-changing event that eventually leads to chronic pain. These injuries usually occur in the muscles and tendons of the spinal column area, typically in the cervical or lumbar regions. It causes muscle weakness, lack of muscle coordination, and even numbness or tingling in the extremities.
Back injuries can occur in a variety of different accidents, including slip and falls, motor vehicle collisions, construction accidents, bicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents. Although some injuries to the neck and back are soft tissue in nature, other back injuries are far more complex and can lead to serious complications, including the various forms of paralysis.
If you have suffered a back injury in an accident that happened because of another person’s recklessness, carelessness, or negligence, you might be able to file a legal claim or lawsuit, seeking monetary damages and other compensation. The experienced Austin back injury lawyers at Terry & Kelly, PLLC, are ready to assist you with pursuing the monetary compensation that you need and deserve for your back injury.
Please call us today to find out more about how we could assist with filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit for damages on your behalf.
- Crushed vertebrae
- Degenerative disks
- Herniated disks
- Ongoing muscle spasms
- Sprain and strain
- Torn ligaments
These conditions are difficult to treat and when a back injury fails to properly heal, there is a risk of permanent loss of mobility. The quality of life for this injury victim is greatly affected and they are unable to do normal daily activities. In fact, back injuries come in second, after the common cold, as one of the most common reasons for missed days at work.
What are the most common causes of Back Injuries in Austin?
Back Injuries can be caused by a multitude of reasons. With the Spinal Cord being located on the back, there are plenty of things that can go wrong if you were to be damaged near the back.
- Car Accidents: Car accidents occur when two fast-moving, heavy objects crash into one another, sometimes violently. If you are located inside, or near the accident, it is likely that you will suffer some sort of injury. Back Injuries that occur as a result of Car Accidents are typically due to Seatbelt and SeatBack Failures.
- Slip and Fall: If you are walking with confidence to where you want to go, and unsuspectingly step on a puddle in the workplace, you could possibly injure your back. Falling hard on your back can cause serious spinal damage, even more so if you are older and more prone to injury.
- Premises Liability: If you happen to enter a property and while there, you stumble on some obstacle while trekking the land, you can damage your back in a very serious way.
Types of Back Injuries that Individuals May Suffer in an Accident
Back injuries that a person may suffer in an accident often depend upon the seriousness of the impact to the back, as well as the type of accident that occurred. Soft tissue back injuries typically involve muscular sprains or strains and are especially common in the upper back region nearest to the neck (the cervical spine region), as well as in the lower region of the back (the lumbar spine region).
Back injuries can also involve a vertebrae fracture, slipped disc, or disc protrusion. Severe back injuries can also impact the spinal cord and could even lead to one of the various forms of paralysis, in which case an accident victim may be unable to move one or more limbs. Paralysis is often irreversible and will completely change the course of a victim’s life.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim Arising from a Back Injury
If you have suffered a back injury in an accident that was caused by another person’s recklessness or negligence, you might be eligible to file a personal injury claim arising from your accident. Specifically, you will need to demonstrate that the at-fault person or entity violated a duty of care (such as by driving in a reckless or careless manner prior to a motor vehicle collision), and that as a result, you were involved in the accident which led to your back injury.
If your case goes to trial, it may become necessary for a medical expert to causally connect your back injury to the accident. In other words, the expert must be willing to state, to a reasonable degree of medical certainty, that the accident was a cause of your back injury.
If you have suffered from a back injury in Austin, make sure to contact your doctor immediately. And, if your injury is the result of the negligence of a third party or misconduct, the legal team at Terry & Kelly, PLLC, is ready to help you with pursuing monetary compensation and damages for your back injury. For a free legal consultation and case evaluation with an Austin back injury attorney, please call today at (512) 910-2000 or contact us online for more information, to discuss your legal rights as you may be able to obtain compensation for your recovery.