Back Injury Lawyer
Back injuries are among the most common–and potentially devastating–consequences of an accident. As you know, the back covers a large portion of your body. So even a seemingly “minor” back injury can lead to years of chronic pain and limited mobility.
Back injuries occur every day for many reasons. But if your particular back industry was the result of an accident caused by third-party negligence, you have a legal right to seek monetary compensation. An experiencedlawyer can help. Attorney Keith B. French represents Texas residents who need advice and representation in filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Accidents May Lead to Many Different Back Injuries
Many clients come to our office following an auto accident, which is a major cause of back injuries. The severity of a back injury depends on a number of factors, such as your position before and after the crash, the force of the impact, and the protection offered by your vehicle. Some of the more common back injuries we see following car crashes include:
- Soft tissue damage – The ligaments, muscles, and joints in the body are often broadly referred to as “soft tissue.” While soft tissue damage is often associated with the neck (i.e., whiplash), it can occur in the back as well and lead to chronic pain.
- Herniated discs – The back contains small discs that cushion the bones that make up the spins. A disc is “herniated” when it bulges or breaks, and it can cause significant pain, numbness, and weakness in the back.
- Lumbar strains and sprains – The muscles and ligaments in the back are often stretched beyond their natural point in an accident. This can lead to what are known as lumbar strains or lumbar sprains, which can cause significant pain and limited mobility.
- Fractures – In serious cases, an accident may break or create tiny cracks along the bones of the spine. This can cause spinal deformity or even collapse if not promptly treated.
Unlike other types of accident-related injuries, back injuries usually do not go away on their own or resolve after a couple of days. They often require weeks, months, or even years of professional treatment. During this time you may be unable to work or perform basic tasks of daily living, at least to the same degree as you could before your accident.
Contact Keith B. French Today
If a third party is legally liable for the accident that caused your back injury, they can be ordered to pay damages to compensate you for all of these losses and more. Through a personal injury lawsuit you can seek not only for your out-of-pocket economic damages but also your non-economic damages, i.e., your ongoing pain and suffering.
It is essential, however, that you work with a qualified Pearland back injury lawyer who has dealt with these types of cases before. So if you need to speak with an attorney, contact Keith B. French Law, PLLC, today to schedule a free initial consultation.