Spine Injuries



Minnesota Spine Injury Lawyer & Attorney

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Many of our clients have an accident injury to their neck and/or back. 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. Unfortunately, that injury usually results in paralysis or death.

The seriousness of a spinal injury involving broken bones depends on the severity and location of the fracture(s). At a minimum, there will be significant pain with any broken back injury.


Disc injuries to the spine often cause injury or damage to the nerves that run from the spinal cord. Our lawyers handle disc injury cases very frequently. In many cases, the injury results in pain, numbness and tingling in the arms or legs. Unfortunately, this often requires surgery to fix.

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 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. Likewise, it is deserving of compensation when caused by an accident because of someone’s negligence.


In most cases, the neck, back and spinal cord injury occurs because of rapid change in speed of the head and torso of your body. These change-in-speed accidents 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.


A x-ray of the back of a person 's neck.At the Rochlin Law Firm, Ltd. our attorneys have over 25 years’ experience successfully handling neck and back injuries. For example, spine 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. Call our office for a free consultation about your MN injury accident. A lawyer will answer your questions and make sure your rights are protected. Our goal is to make sure you are fully compensated. This includes medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. See also, How To Get Medical Bills Paid.

If you have a question regarding an injury to your neck and back, please call us and speak with a lawyer for a free consultation.