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Atlanta, Georgia Injury Attorneys - Back and Spine Injuries

If you suffer a back or spine injury as a result of someone’s negligence, you may have the right to monetary damages. At Sammons & Carpenter, P.C., our Atlanta, Georgia Injury Attorneys will fight to get you fair and just compensation if you’ve suffered an injury to the back or spinal cord. Give us a call today or contact us online to set up a free consultation and learn how we can help you.

Beck and Spine Injuries from Accidents
Your back is the nerve center within your body and is made up of ligaments, muscles, tissue and bones including the vertebrae (bones) of your spinal cord.  Unfortunately, your back and/or spine can be injured in many different ways including both injuries from trauma and injuries from overexertion or repetitive use.

Some of the most common reasons for back or spine injuries include:
While your back or spine can be injured in these or other ways, spinal injuries are most likely to result from auto accidents. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that 46 percent of all injuries to the spinal cord result from car wrecks.  

Unfortunately, car wrecks and other accidents leading to back or spine injuries are often preventable accidents, which makes it especially devastating when you suffer a lifelong and damaging injury. The person or entity who was responsible for causing your accident can be held responsible if his actions were negligent or wrongful in a manner that led to your accident.

Types of Back and Spinal Cord Injuries
Many different types of injuries can occur to the back and the spine. For example, some of the most common injuries include:
  • Lumbar strains: Lumbar sprains involve damage to the tendons in the back caused by over-exertion, overuse or twisting the back in an unnatural way.
  • Lumbar sprains: Lumbar sprains involve damage to the ligaments in the back due to overuse, overexertion or unnatural movements.
  • Fractures: Fractures, or broken bones, can be classified as compression fractures, fractures of the lumbar vertebrae or fractures of the thoracic vertebrae.  Compression fractures are tiny breaks along the bone that cause the vertebrae to be deformed, while fractures of the lumbar and thoracic vertebrae simply refer to bone breaks that occur in different parts of the back.
  • Herniated Discs: The bones of your spine are separated by little spongy pieces of cartilage that are referred to as discs. If the discs rupture, break or move, you can experience significant pain as the discs can place pressure on the nerve roots.
  • Spinal contusions: Bruises along the spinal cord that can cause inflammation and temporary mobility issues.
  • Central spinal cord syndrome: Damage to the cervical area of the center spine can cause weakness, nerve damage that makes you partially unable to feel sensations, and partial paralysis.
  • Brown-Sequard syndrome: Paralysis on only one side of the body as a result of the left or right side of the spine being damaged. The paralysis will occur on the opposite side of the body that was damaged. You will lose sensation in the whole body because pathways affecting sensation and feeling crisscross the spine.
  • Anterior Cord Syndrome: The pathways carrying information from the spine to the brain are damaged, causing you to experience a partial or total loss of feeling and movement.
  • Complete spinal cord injury (SCI): A complete spinal cord injury will result in paraplegia or quadriplegia depending upon where your spine was injured.
The consequences of these back injuries can be terrible, with spinal injuries the most severe injuries of all.    

Getting Help from an Atlanta, Georgia Injury Lawyer
The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center estimates that a person paralyzed at age 25 will spend between $1,517,806 and $4,543,182 on medical care and adaptive devices over the course of his life. While not all back or spinal cord injuries will cost quite this much, the fact is that injuries to the back and spine can be costly to treat and can change your life forever.

The person responsible for causing your back or spinal cord injuries must be responsible for compensating you for your losses. An experienced Atlanta, Georgia Injury Lawyer at Sammons & Carpenter, P.C, will help you to obtain compensation for medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress and other damages arising from the accident and your back or spinal injury. Give us a call at (404) 991-5950 or fill out our online contact form today to learn more about how we can help you.  

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