Back And Spinal Cord Injuries Can Have Lasting Effects
The spine is a critical pathway for transmitting signals from the brain to the body. Damage to the spinal cord can inhibit or completely cut off these messages. Likewise, the vertebral column (backbone) plays a key function in protecting the spinal cord. Damage to the muscle, cartilage and vertebrae can result in potentially chronic pain and suffering.
Understanding Back And Spinal Cord Injuries
Back injuries are one of the most common consequences of car accidents. They also frequently occur in serious workplace accidents as well as railroad accidents.
Common types of back and spinal cord injuries — which can be moderate or severe — include:
- Partial or total paralysis (paraplegia and quadriplegia)
- Herniated disks
- Bulging disks
- Lumbar injuries
- Nerve and tissue damage
In the immediate aftermath of a serious car accident or traumatic event, you may not realize the full extent of your injuries. Many back injuries may not become apparent until hours, days or even weeks after the accident. You may notice a variety of symptoms, including pain, numbness and trouble sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
The first and most important step after an accident is to seek medical evaluation and treatment. Your next step should be to protect your rights and explore your legal options by consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Successfully Advocating For Injury Victims
In Illinois, Kujawski & Associates LLC, offers professional representation for accident victims suffering from back or spinal cord injuries. Our legal team consists of skilled litigators who can readily assess the value of your case and chart a course for seeking maximum financial recovery for your personal injury claim.
Over the course of more than three decades, our lawyers have earned outstanding results for injury victims. We have successfully recovered several multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts in back and spinal cord injury cases. Our greatest success is the victory of helping others achieve justice, closure and the financial means necessary to move forward in life.
Recovering The Compensation You Deserve
Contact us via email or by calling 800-624-4571 to discuss your situation during a free consultation. Based in O’Fallon, Illinois, we handle head, back and spinal cord injury cases throughout the region. We also accept railroad accident (FELA) cases nationwide.