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Fort Lauderdale Back Injury Lawyer

Injuring your back can have significant impacts on your day-to-day life. Back injuries can make it uncomfortable to stand, sit, or bend. In more severe cases, you may lose your ability to walk or have other mobility issues. Severe back injuries can cause long-term or even permanent disability.

If you have injured your back in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Back injury lawyer David Fuchs works with accident victims to make sure they get the compensation they need to put their lives back together. If you’re suffering from a back injury and need help, call a Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of David I. Fuchs at (954) 568-3636, or reach out via our online form to schedule a free case consultation.

Types of Back Injuries

Back injuries range from mild to severe. However, such injuries can be especially complicated, and the symptoms may not manifest themselves right away. It is critical that you see your doctor and get your injury properly diagnosed.

You may be experiencing pain in your upper, lower, or middle back following an accident. An experienced attorney can help you fight for compensation for the following types of back injuries:

Nerve Pain

The force of impact on your back can result in nerve damage. Generally speaking, the pain tends to radiate out through the nervous system and into your arms and legs. You may experience tingling or loss of sensation in your extremities. Nerve damage in your back can result from almost any type of accident.

Fractures

In severe accidents, you can suffer a broken back, where one or several of your vertebrae are fractured. Serious car accidents and falls often result in fractured vertebrae.

Herniated Discs

There are discs of tissue between each vertebra in your spine that serve as cushions in your spine. Violent trauma to the back can cause these discs to bulge or slip between the vertebrae, pressing on nerves and surrounding tissues. Herniated discs can be extremely painful, and often require extensive surgery to repair.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are the most serious back injury you can suffer. A spinal cord injury is when the spinal cord itself is damaged or completely severed. Spinal cord injuries often result in partial or total paralysis.

Accidents Can Also Result in Neck Injuries

Accidents that result in back injuries often cause neck problems as well, since the neck is a part of your spine. You can suffer the same damage to your neck as you can to your back, including fractures, herniated discs, and nerve damage. Neck injuries can often be difficult to distinguish from back injuries, but a medical professional can make the proper diagnosis. That said, you may need an experienced neck injury attorney to ensure that you receive fair compensation for any injuries you incur as the result of a personal injury accident.

Whiplash

When your neck snaps back and forth after forceful impact to your body, you may suffer from whiplash. This injury can be caused by getting rear-ended, sports-related incidents, physical altercations, and more. Symptoms include:

  • Pain in your neck
  • Headaches
  • Neck stiffness
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of range of motion in your neck

If you’ve been in any sort of accident and fear you’re suffering from whiplash, contact a neck injury lawyer from the Law Offices of David I. Fuchs right away for help. (954) 568-3636.

Common Causes of Back Injuries

Many back injuries are the result of degenerative conditions, either due to disease or aging. Over-exerting yourself or other physical strains may cause other back injuries. However, many back injuries are caused by someone else’s negligence.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Auto accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents can all result in serious damage to your back. Due to the speed and forces involved in these accidents, the violent impact can cause injury to your back in a number of ways. Motorcyclists face a heightened risk of back injury, as they will also fall to the ground and possibly collide with other objects. It is very common to experience upper, lower, and middle back pain following a car accident.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents

Unlike when you are in a car accident, you have almost nothing to protect you from the impact when you are hit by a car while riding a bike or walking. As a result, your body will absorb most of the force of the impact, which will almost certainly result in injury to your back.

Construction Accidents

Construction accidents cause a considerable number of back injuries, as workers are exposed to numerous hazards every day. Severe back injuries can result from falls due to missing or faulty safety measures, falling objects or equipment, malfunctioning heavy machinery, and other accidents.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Property owners have a legal obligation to maintain their property to ensure your safety. When they fail to address known hazards and it results in a fall, the property owner can be held liable for your injuries.

What Happens After a Back Injury?

Back injuries can result in a great deal of pain and suffering, and often carry life-long consequences. People who suffer a back injury often experience the following effects:

  • Loss of reflexes
  • Chronic pain
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Numbness or loss of sensation
  • Loss of fine motor skills
  • Loss of mobility and flexibility
  • Respiratory problems
  • Paralysis

People who suffer serious back injuries are often unable to work, take care of their families, participate in hobbies and activities they enjoy. The medical bills, loss of income, and daily struggle caused by a back injury can quickly become overwhelming.

Why You May Need a Fort Lauderdale Back Injury Lawyer

If someone else’s negligence caused your back injuries, you should contact an experienced attorney to discuss your case at (954) 568-3636. The other party may not want to admit that they were responsible, and their insurance company is going to try to pay as little as possible on your claim. A lawyer can help prove the other person’s fault and the value of your claim so that you get the compensation you deserve.

Contact the Law Offices of David I. Fuchs for Help

The Law Offices of David I. Fuchs believes that each case deserves personal attention. Aggressive and dedicated, attorney David Fuchs knows that your future is at stake, so he works to get you the best possible result. If you’ve suffered a back injury in the Fort Lauderdale area as a result of someone else’s negligence, call (954) 568-3636, or reach out via the online form to schedule a free case evaluation.

If you cannot come to the Fort Lauderdale office, accident attorney David I. Fuchs will send a representative to see you. His staff speaks English and Spanish. Se habla Inglés y Español.

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