Suffering Back Pain, Spinal Injury, or Paralysis from a Car Accident or Other Cause?
Milwaukee Personal Injury Lawyers Have Your Back
Car accidents are a leading cause of back injuries. The impact from a collision strains back muscles and ligaments, while the vertebrae absorb most of the force. This causes a wide array of back injuries such as whiplash, herniated discs, compression fractures, and stress fractures.
If you or a loved one have any type of back or neck pain after a car crash, seek medical attention right away. Even if severe injury is ruled out immediately after an accident, it is possible some serious back issues might show symptoms later. Damage to the muscles, ligaments, and nerves in the back can cause back pain to appear in the days following an accident.
Dedicated Investigators for Victims of Spinal Cord Injuries
There are countless causes of spinal cord injuries, but some of the most common include traumatic injury sustained in a motor vehicle accident, slips and falls, and sports injuries involving extreme twisting of the body or landing on one’s head. Any accident, including surgical error, which causes compression, strain, stretching, or cutting of the spinal cord can lead to a serious injury. The higher the injury occurs on the spinal cord vertebra, the greater the risk of serious impairment.
Symptoms of spinal cord injuries can include:
- Pain or pressure in your back or neck
- Inability to control bladder or bowels
- Numbness or tingling in a limb
- Loss of coordination
- Loss of movement
- Impaired breathing
Lasting harm from injuries to the spinal cord can range from chronic pain to complete paralysis. The physical symptoms of the injury are only one aspect of the suffering you experience after a back or spinal cord injury.
Harm to your person also comes in the form of medical bills and loss of income from missed work. Rehabilitation, ongoing medical care, and the costs associated with lifelong treatment can devastate an individual or a family. In addition to compensation for your physical and financial misfortunes, there may be other damages you are entitled to as part of your personal injury lawsuit.
To ensure your claim is compensated fully and successfully, you need an experienced personal injury legal team to investigate your accident and defend your case.
Spinal Injury Attorneys in Milwaukee for Accidents Causing Complete or Partial Paralysis
Serious spinal cord injuries can result in paralysis after a car crash or other accident. Some of the reasons victims of auto accidents become paralyzed after the crash are because of mechanical issues such as:
- Seat backs collapsing upon impact
- Defects in suspension causing steering issues or loss of control
- Seatbelt failure (ripping, unlatching, or loose fit) due to faulty design
- Tire tread separations leading to collisions and rollovers
- Roof collapse
Severe trauma to the spinal cord can also result from gunshot wounds, falls, or industrial accidents. Whenever direct injury or swelling pressing on the spinal cord damages the nerves contained in the cord, the victim may suffer paralysis. Symptoms of paralysis can affect limbs, internal organs, breathing muscles, and blood pressure.
Professional medical treatment such as corticosteroids or surgery may help paralysis improve, or it may be permanent. Partial or complete paralysis is a severe, life-altering injury requiring extensive rehabilitation to cope with the resulting dysfunction and disability.
If you or someone you love suffers from a serious spinal injury you believe may be the result of someone else’s carelessness, the Milwaukee personal injury attorneys of Warshafsky Law can help recover your medical costs, ongoing treatments, lost time from work and even long-term care in cases where it is required.
Our experienced legal team will aggressively investigate your accident to uncover the total liability in your case and fight for the highest possible compensation. We will discover every party responsible for the harm you suffered, whether through recklessness or negligence, and you will pay no legal fees until you get your settlement.