Back injuries spell bad news altogether. Anyone who has had to cope with a back injury typically experiences the ups and downs of a difficult recovery. Sometimes, “recovery” is not the right word, but rather, “adaptation” to a newly disabling condition.

A back injury often leaves an accident victim unable to engage in normal life activities for a very long time.

Common Back Injuries

The back is comprised of bone, ligament, disks, muscle and nerves. An injury to any one of these parts of your back can lead to debilitating pain. While there are a wide range of injuries that can occur, some of the more common back injuries from accidents include:

  • Paralysis, including paraplegia and quadriplegia
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Injuries to disks, including ruptured, torn or herniated disks
  • Nerve compression
  • Sprained or strained muscles
  • Compression fractures

These types of injuries can worsen over time. If you are in an accident and suffer any type of back pain or discomfort, no matter how small, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. That way, you can get the treatment you need and preserve a record of the injuries you sustained in the accident.

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    Symptoms And Outcomes Of A Back Injury

    If you are unsure if you have suffered a back injury, there are some physical symptoms that can indicate back problems. This includes numbness and tingling in legs and hips, nerve damage, partial paralysis, drop foot and an altered gait.

    A person recovering from a back injury may need bed rest for a long period of time. Additionally, he or she may need to wear a back brace and/or undergo surgery. Back surgery may involve implantation of hardware that can cause further complications.

    Accident Reconstruction And Liability

    The way in which your back was injured will determine where to seek compensation. If it happened in a car accident, a personal injury attorney will likely look for evidence that another driver’s negligence caused the crash and pursue compensation accordingly.

    If it happened on the job, it may become necessary to do battle with a workers’ compensation insurer and/or file a lawsuit against a third party such as a subcontractor or an equipment manufacturer.

    A Zealous Advocate On Your Side

    If you entrust your case to Columbia, SC Lawyer Ryan Montgomery, Attorney at Law, LLC, you can count on an aggressive and thorough evaluation and investigation as Mr. Montgomery pursues all avenues of compensation. Personal injury lawyer Ryan Montgomery has been:

    • Certified as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (November 2012)
    • Recognized among Greenville’s Legal Elite for 2012 and 2013 by Greenville Business Magazine
    • Interviewed on the local TV show Your Carolina with Jack & Kimberly with regard to workers’ compensation
    • Selected for inclusion on the South Carolina Super Lawyers list

    Contact Greenville Back Injury Attorney Ryan Montgomery

    To schedule your free consultation with Ryan Montgomery serving Columbia & Greenville, South Carolina, call 864-406-3776. You may also contact him by email.

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