Minnesota Spine Injury Lawyer & Attorney
Many of our clients sustain an accident injury to their neck and/or back from an injury. Neck and back injuries can generally be classified into four types: 1) a direct injury to the spinal cord; 2) broken bones/vertebrae; 3) disc injury; and 4) soft tissue injury. Clearly the most severe are those involving disruptive injury to the spinal cord, as they usually result in paralysis or death. The seriousness of a spinal injury involving broken bones depends on the severity and location of the fracture(s).
Disc injuries to the spine, which our lawyers see most frequently, often cause injury or damage to the nerves that run from the spinal cord, resulting in pain, numbness and tingling in the arms or legs.
Soft tissue injuries are injuries to the connective tissues surrounding the spine – the muscles, tendons and ligaments. In an accident, these soft tissues can be stretched and torn. Sometimes, the symptoms that can be as minor as a simple sprain that clears up in a day or two. However, in other cases, there may be a permanent injury requiring ongoing treatment and pain relief. While not as severe as damage to the spinal cord, the pain from a soft tissue injury can persist for many years and is deserving of compensation when caused by an accident because of someone’s negligence.
In most neck, back and spinal cord injury cases, the injury occurs because of rapid change in speed of the head and torso in an accident. These change-in-speed cases are called acceleration/deceleration injuries. This is why many people refer to neck and back injuries as a whiplash injury. However, some of the spine injury cases our MN lawyers handle also involve a direct blow or trauma to a part of the spine.
EXPERIENCED INJURY LAWYERS
At the Rochlin Law Firm, Ltd. our attorneys have over 25 years’ experience successfully handling neck and back injuries resulting from car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and many other types of accidents throughout Minnesota. We are familiar with the mechanics of a spinal injury, the types of treatment available, and the doctors who treat these injuries. When you call our office for a free consultation about your MN accident, a lawyer will answer your questions and make sure your rights are protected so you can be fully compensated. See also, How To Get Medical Bills Paid.