Fremont Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Neck and back health are crucial components of overall wellness, but accidents can result in severe injuries that cause chronic pain, mobility restrictions, and long-term health complications.
If you've suffered neck or back injuries due to an accident in the Fremont area, it's crucial that you are diagnosed and treated by a medical professional and receive legal advice from an experienced attorney. A medical professional can assess your injuries and develop an effective treatment plan. A talented Fremont personal injury lawyer can work to protect your rights and interests, filing a claim or lawsuit to pursue full compensation for all damages.
At Bottlinger Law L.L.C., our legal team is dedicated to helping you recover the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (402) 505-8234 to schedule your free consultation and learn how we can help you.
The neck and back protect and support the spinal cord, which acts as an intermediary between brain signals and physical bodily functions. An injury to either may lead to serious consequences that have lasting ramifications on health, mobility, and quality of life - car crashes, slip-and-fall incidents, and work-related incidents may all cause injuries that require urgent medical treatment.
The most common neck and back injuries resulting from an accident include:
- Whiplash: a sudden and forceful jerking of the neck, causing damage to the soft tissue in the neck.
- Herniated discs: a ruptured or protruding spinal disc that results in nerve compression and pain.
- Spinal cord injuries: various types of spinal injuries, such as a fracture or sprain, that lead to paralysis or loss of sensation.
- Strains and sprains: stretched or torn muscles or ligaments in the neck or back that cause pain and limited mobility.
Common neck and back injury symptoms include:
- Pain in the neck, back, or shoulders
- Stiffness or reduced range of motion in the neck or back
- Numbness or tingling sensations in the arms or legs
- Weakness in the limbs
- Trouble sleeping
- Fatigue or weakness
- Muscle spasms or twitching in the neck or back
- Reduced endurance or lack of physical stamina
When it comes to diagnosing neck and back injuries caused by an accident, several tests may be necessary. Diagnostic methods include:
- Physical examination: A healthcare provider will conduct a physical exam to check for any outward signs of injury, including swelling, inflammation, or limitation of movement.
- X-rays: This is a common non-invasive test done to check for fractures or dislocations. X-rays use radiation to produce images of the bones to evaluate any injury.
- Computed tomography (CT) scan: A CT scan combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles to provide a detailed image of bones, muscles, fat, and organs. This type of scan is useful in identifying herniated discs and other soft tissue injuries.
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): An MRI uses radio waves and powerful magnets to create a detailed image of structures inside the body. These images are useful in evaluating soft tissue injuries or spinal cord damage.
- Electromyography (EMG): An EMG measures your muscle activity and appears as an electrical signal graph. Abnormal EMG results may indicate nerve damage.
- Nerve Conduction Study (NCS): This test measures nerve damage by sending small electrical impulses to the nerves.
Early diagnosis and treatment can greatly improve the chances of successful recovery. Additionally, seeking prompt medical attention will also help preserve any potential personal injury claim you might have.
The process of recovering from neck and back injuries after an accident can involve significant pain and discomfort. However, by closely following a rehabilitation plan, including physical therapy, medication, and surgery, you may be able to regain your strength, range of motion, and flexibility. The length of recovery may vary depending on the severity of the injury and your overall health.
If you’ve suffered from a neck or back injury due to another’s negligent actions, you may be entitled to compensation. Compensation may cover:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
In some cases, compensation may be sought for loss of consortium, disability, and loss of quality of life if the injury has affected these factors. To determine the value and type of compensation, our experienced Fremont spinal cord injury attorney will assess the severity of the injury, begin to gather evidence and if your case is taken on, aggressively advocate for your rights.
At Bottlinger Law L.L.C., our personal injury law team can help you seek compensation for your neck and back injury caused by an accident. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
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