The average U.S. car weighs 4,000 pounds and the human spine isn’t built to withstand the force that such a heavy vehicle exerts against it during a car accident. That’s why back injuries are so common during car accidents, which usually involve back muscle and ligament strains, disc herniations, and spine compression fractures.
It is important to spot the symptoms of those injuries, so that they can be adequately evaluated and treated by a medical professional. The following are some of the most common symptoms of back injuries caused by car accidents:
1.) SPINAL FRACTURES
Compression fractures are common in the middle and lower back during a car accident, due to the upper body being thrown forward while the lower body is held by a seatbelt. Some of the symptoms of a spinal fracture are: moderate to severe back pain that worsens with movement, tingling, numbness, weakness, or loss of bladder and bowel control.
2.) DISC HERNIATION
The force of the impact during a car accident can cause a disc between the vertebrae to move out of place or tear, irritating the surrounding nerves. Some of the symptoms of a disc herniation are: arm pain, leg pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness in the affected area.
Spondylolisthesis occurs when a vertebra shifts out of place due to a stress fracture in the bone and presses against the nerves or spinal canal. Some of the symptoms of spondylolisthesis are: pain, numbness, or weakness in the buttock or leg and difficulty walking.
A muscle strain may heal on its own, but if someone suffered a more severe injury in the back, he/she may continue to feel pain months or years later. That’s why it is important to seek medical treatment immediately after being involved in a car accident. If you were involved in a car accident and now suffer with one of the symptoms listed above, the attorneys at the Russell Law Firm can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Louisiana Auto Accident Attorney
The Russell Law Firm represents injured clients involved in car wrecks throughout the State of Louisiana, including the parishes of East Baton Rouge Parish, West Baton Rouge Parish, Plaquemines Parish, Livingston Parish, Ascension Parish, Jefferson Parish, Orleans Parish, St. Charles Parish, Terrebonne Parish, Assumption Parish, Lafayette Parish, Lafourche Parish, Lafayette Parish, St. Landry Parish, Evangeline Parish; and the cities of Baton Rouge, Livingston, Denham Springs, Walker, Gonzales, Donaldsonville, Port Allen, Brusly, Addis, Lafayette, Napoleonville, Kenner, Harvey, Marrero, Estelle, Gretna, Metairie, New Orleans, Terrytown, Westwego, Ville Platte, Eunice, Opelousas, Thibodaux, Houma, Belle Chasse, and Hahnville.
Our firm is experienced and highly skilled in handling car accident claims. If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident and suffers with back injuries in Baton Rouge or anywhere else in Louisiana, make the Right Call, Right Now and contact Louisiana car accident attorneys at the Russell Law Firm today at 225-307-0088. We will take a hands-on, aggressive approach towards getting you compensated for your losses.
**Information furnished herein is only general and not a substitute for personalized legal advice.
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