Minnesota Spine Injury Lawyer & Attorney
Many of our clients sustain 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.
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.
SPINAL DISC INJURY MAY REQUIRE SURGERY
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. In many cases, this 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.
COMMON CAUSE OF BACK INJURY
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.
EXPERIENCED INJURY LAWYERS
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. 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. Our goal it to make sure you are fully compensated. This includes medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. See also, How To Get Medical Bills Paid.