The spinal cord allows us to walk upright and contains vital nerves and veins that keep our bodies functioning properly. Unfortunately, as highly evolved as the spinal column is, it is also fragile. Even a minor back injury can result in life-long pain and need of constant physical therapy. A more serious back injury can be even worse and may cause complete paralysis of the body below the injury. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal injury that was caused by another person’s recklessness or carelessness, please contact a skilled San Diego personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Injuries to the spine may result on pressure being put on the nerves or the nerves being completely severed. In the first case, the victim will experience severe pain and be prescribed long periods of bed rest. In the second case, the victim may end up paralyzed permanently. Many back injuries result in a lifetime of wheelchair use or addiction to long-term pain management medications. If your back injury was not your own fault, you should hold the person responsible for the accident liable for your injuries. A San Diego personal injury lawyer can help.
Even with less serious back injuries, you may spend weeks out of work during the healing process. With a long-term injury, you may even be forced to leave the workforce. Your San Diego spinal cord injury attorney can help you claim compensation for your lost wages, medical expenses, lost mobility, lost quality of life, pain, emotional stress, necessary home renovations and more.
If you or a loved one has suffered a back injury, please call a San Diego personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Edward J. Babbitt.