Even a seemingly minor back injury can seriously limit the quality of your life. If you hurt your back in any type of accident, contact an Ohio injury lawyer right away, who can work to identify the responsible party and seek fair compensation.
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If a back injury has altered your life, do not hesitate to contact the Ohio back injury lawyers of Kisling, Nestico & Redick. We have witnessed how a seemingly minor back injury can result in the inability to work for months, costing them their financial security. We have witnessed individuals lose their independence because of significant back injuries.
We know what you are up against and we will fight for your right to recover compensation for your injuries. While a financial recovery cannot return your healthy back to you, it ensures you can afford the best medical care and pay your bills while you are out of work.
The unexpected forces exerted on the body during accidents can lead to a wide range of injuries, some involving the soft tissue like muscles and tendons, and others involving the bones. While some back injuries need only time and rest to heal, others will require more than one surgery, advanced pain management techniques, and months of physical therapy. Even after a great deal of pain, effort, and time, you may never fully recover. Catastrophic back injuries can leave you with limited mobility or paralysis.
Some of the most common back injuries from accidents include:
Torn tissue – Your muscles, ligaments, and tendons can be pushed beyond their limits in an accident. These types of soft tissue can be overly stretched or torn, which requires surgery to repair. You will need rest to recover, plus pain management and physical therapy. Depending on the injury, it is possible that you will never regain the range of movement, flexibility, or strength you once had.
Fractured vertebrae – There are 24 vertebrae in your back separated by 23 individual discs made up of fibers and a jelly-like center. These vertebrae are like any other bone in your body, they can crack, chip, or split apart when put under a great deal of pressure. Accidents can fracture one or more vertebrae in your back, which requires surgery to correct. With or without surgical intervention, you will need a great deal of time to recover from this type of injury as well as pain management. You may also need physical therapy to regain movement, flexibility, and strength.
Herniated discs – The discs between your vertebrae are meant to stay in place, absorb the pressure exerted on your spine, and allow for flexibility. However, too much force or sudden movement can cause the discs to bulge outward or herniate. A bulged disk is one that has been shifted out of its proper position. A herniated disc is when the outside fibers break and a portion of the inner gel-like substance pushes outward. This generally requires surgery to repair as well as physical therapy. It can also be incredibly painful and lead to nerve damage.
Nerve damage – There are many nerves running through your body, including in your back, pelvic region, and legs. Damage to the soft tissue, bones, and discs can also affect the nerves, leading from minor to serious damage. Nerve pain can present as numbness, tingling, and weakness. It can also feel like burning, cold, or sharp pain. It is also important to note that the longer the underlying cause of nerve damage goes untreated, the more damage the nerves sustain and the longer it will take them to heal – a process that can take years.
Spinal cord damage – When there is a great deal of damage to your spine, it is possible for your spinal cord to be damaged, partially or fully severed. This can lead to mobility and sensory issues, including full or partial paralysis, depending on where your spinal cord was injured.
Recovering Compensation After a Back Injury
If your back was injured in an accident caused by someone else, you have the right to seek compensation through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. During this type of claim, an attorney will help you prove another person’s negligence or recklessness caused the accident that led to your injury. This individual or their employer should be held responsible for the economic and noneconomic costs of your injury, including:
Pain and suffering
Loss of consortium
Contact an Ohio Back Injury Lawyer Today
At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, our legal team has years of experience helping individuals with back injuries file successful claims and gain the compensation they need to move forward in life. We are one of the largest personal injury firms in Ohio, and we offer you the skills, resources, and dedication you need to get through this difficult time.
We are prepared to guide you through this process, whether you are most likely to recover through an insurance claim or need to take your issue all the way through trial. We will not back down from demanding what you deserve. To learn more about your legal options and how to best protect your rights, call us today at 1-800-HURT-NOW to schedule a free initial consultation.