Milwaukee Back Injury Lawyers
According to the Mayo Clinic, the spine is a column of more than 30 vertebrae, cushioned by shock-absorbing discs and held together by muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Serious injury to any part of the back and spine can cause excruciating and disabling pain. Below the neck, injury can occur in the thoracic region (the 12 vertebrae between the neck and the lower back), the lumbar region (the five largest and strongest vertebrae between the chest and the hips), or to the sacrum and coccyx (the bones at the base of the spine).
If you have sustained serious back injury in an accident that was someone else’s fault, you may have extensive medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and pain and suffering that goes on for years, as well as other losses. It is in your best interests to consult with a Milwaukee back injury attorney about pursuing a claim for compensation.
At Gruber Law Offices LLC, you will find a team of skilled and dedicated Milwaukee personal injury lawyers ready to assist you. When you work with our firm, you pay us no fees up front, and we do not get paid legal fees until we settle or win your case for you.
Causes of Back Injuries
Many types of accidents can cause back injuries. Some of the most common include:
- Slip and fall accidents: The back can be easily injured in a slip or trip and fall accident. If your back has been hurt in such an accident on someone else’s property because of the property owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation in a premises liability claim.
- Motorcycle accidents: When a rider is thrown from the motorcycle in a crash, the body can collide with objects in its path and be slammed against the pavement. Serious back injuries are not uncommon in motorcycle accidents.
- Pedestrian accidents: Pedestrians have no protection whatsoever in a collision with a motor vehicle. The back and spine can be easily injured, either from the impact of the collision, or when the pedestrian is flung into an object or the pavement by the force of the impact.
- Car accidents: Back injuries are common in car accidents, particularly in the lower back, including sprains, strains, and fractured and herniated discs. When bone fragments, disc materials, or damaged ligaments tear or bruise the spinal cord, spinal cord injury and paralysis can result.
- Truck accidents: In collisions between passenger vehicles and huge commercial trucks, passenger vehicle occupants who survive often suffer catastrophic injuries, such as spinal cord injury and paralysis. Serious sprains and strains and fractured and dislocated discs can occur in truck accidents.
Types of Back Injuries
- Subluxation – A partial dislocation that occurs when abnormal movement of the bones weakens the joints in the back part of the vertebrae.
- Dislocation – When ligaments are torn or badly stretched in an injury, too much movement of the vertebrae can occur, and they may lock up out of alignment.
- Compression fractures – This usually occurs when part of the spinal column is forced forward and downward.
- Burst fracture – A compression fracture in which the bone is shattered. Bone fragments are likely to pierce and damage the spinal cord with this type of injury.
- Fracture-Dislocation – This type of injury, when vertebrae are both dislocated and fractured, generally includes serious soft tissue injury and may cause damage to the spinal cord.
Why You Need Gruber Law after a Back Injury
At Gruber Law Offices LLC, we only handle accident and personal injury cases, and we are skilled, knowledgeable, and passionate about what we do. Our Milwaukee personal injury attorneys have been named among the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers and listed among Wisconsin Super Lawyers®. Our lawyers have also been named among the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40. Contact our firm for a free case consultation and to get a dedicated team on your side in your back injury claim.
Mayo Clinic: Back pain: Symptoms