A back injury is a type of injury that can easily go from a simple byproduct of an accident to a life filled with chronic pain and repeated medical treatment to deal with that pain. Back injuries tend to be even worse for the breadwinners of families, which will now have to compensate for the money spent on medical bills and wages lost due to the inability to work. These life changes are exceptionally difficult, but some of these troubles can be alleviated with the help of a skilled Minneapolis injury attorney.
Back injuries can be incredibly expensive. One visit to the doctor can require x-rays and prescription painkillers. When one visit turns into multiple visits, a patient can require surgery, chiropractic care, and physical therapy for months, or even years at a time. The victim will likely have to leave his or her job and medical expenses will often be unbelievably high. When the back injury was caused by the recklessness or carelessness of another person though, your family does not need to be the one to foot the bill. By working with back injury lawyers at the Schmidt-Salita Law to get the compensation you deserve, you can stop worrying about the financial aspects of the injury and start focusing on how to care for your family member.
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Back injuries can be caused by any number of accidents including medical malpractice, auto accidents, slip and falls, work accidents, and more. No matter how minor or how major the injury may appear to be, you should be entitled to compensation when the accident was caused by another person’s recklessness or carelessness. If you have experienced a back injury in your family, please call The Schmidt-Salita Law Team and schedule a consultation with a Minneapolis injury lawyer who can help you get back on your feet.
The “back” is a complicated, sophisticated anatomical structure that consists of the spine, including the spinal cord and the bones, ligaments, muscles and intervertebral discs that provide support to the spinal cord. The spinal cord provides nerve control to the entire body below the skull through nerves that exit the cord.
The spinal cord controls most every human function. The spinal cord is protected by the vertebral column which includes 7 cervical vertebrae, 12 thoracic vertebrae, 5 lumbar vertebrae, and the scrum (tailbone). The vertebrae are connected by “intervertebral discs” which allow for the bending and twisting of the spine.
Car accidents and other traumatic events can cause fractures of the vertebrae with serious consequences.
The vertebral column is supported by ligaments and muscles which are sometimes injured in whiplash type injuries. The ligaments can be permanently damages when they are “overstretched” by the back and forth forces of whiplash trauma.
Injuries the the vertebral column can negatively affect the nerves that travel from the spinal cord out to the arms and legs, as well as the internal organs of the body.
Low back pain is recognized as the most common cause of disability in the U.S. workforce, with low back pain accounting for approximately 150 million days of missed work. It is a common result of motor vehicle collisions, including car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, and car-pedestrian accidents.
Whiplash injuries of the neck and back are a common result of car accidents and workplace injuries. The neck and back injury lawyers at the Schmidt Salita Law Firm have over 70 years of experience collectively in bringing justice to the victims of neck and back injuries. Whiplash injuries often involve ligament and muscle injury, but sometimes can involve the intervertebral disc in an injury often referred to as a “herniated discs”, a “ruptured disc”, or a “slipped disc”. Disc injuries can be very disabling and sometimes require surgery.