Back injuries can have long-lasting, debilitating effects on your life. Our auto accident attorneys at The Cochran Firm South Florida have seen them time and again from car accidents. Not all back injuries are created equal. Some will affect you more seriously than others.
Compression fractures are seen most in older adults and are relatively minor as far as back injuries go. Healing from a compression fracture requires rest, bracing and pain medication, but they generally heal in 8-10 weeks. Some can require surgery.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Car accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries. These are serious injuries. Damage to the spinal cord should be treated immediately. Depending on the location of the injury, you can experience numbness, pain, or complete loss of sensation. These injuries can be very costly. An auto accident attorney can help you get the compensation you need for recovery.
Pressure on your spine can push a disc out of place. This is often called a slipped disc or a herniated disc. Pain from this injury stems from the disc pushing on a nerve. Surgery is often the remedy for this type of injury.
If you have been injured and need an auto accident attorney in West Palm Beach, Miami, or Ft. Lauderdale, please contact The Cochran Firm South Florida to schedule your free consultation.