Suffering a spinal cord injury can have a major impact on the rest of your life. Paraplegia and quadriplegia will obviously lead to severe disruption of someone’s life and livelihood, yet other kinds of back injuries can similarly have a lasting impact.
The Oklahoma City, OK personal injury lawyers of Tawwater Law Firm, PLLC would like to consider injuries to the spinal discs. Whether it’s a slipped disc, and bulging disc, or a disc that’s been compressed, injury victims may have legal options to help address the damage to their spine.
Each vertebrae is protected by a spinal discs/vertebral disc. These spongy discs act as ligaments and shock absorbers for the spine, allowing proper range of motion, holding the spine together, and preventing pain when bending or twisting.
While these discs are relatively durable, they can become compressed, slip out of place, or degenerate over time. All of these disc injuries can lead to spinal pain, problems with mobility and flexibility, and a host of other issues.
Injuries to the spinal discs can have many different causes. Some of these include:
Damage to the spinal discs can result in lasting back pain as well as reduce back flexibility. Simple tasks such as reaching for an object or lifting something off the ground can become burdensome. This pain can seriously impact your overall quality of life, and may limit your future career path.
Back surgery may be helpful to repair damaged spinal discs,
If your spinal disc injury was the result of another person or party’s negligence, attorneys can help you hold these parties accountable. You should not be responsible for harm caused to you by others, especially when the injuries were preventable or avoidable.
A negligent employer or a reckless driver will be responsible for paying damages to you following the conclusion of a case. These compensatory damages can help with the cost of medical care, back surgery, future physical therapy, and any lost wages or future earnings related to your spinal disc injury. In particularly egregious cases, punitive damages may be sought as well to punish the negligent part for acting in such an irresponsible manner.
For more information about your legal rights after a back injury, be sure to contact our team of personal injury lawyers. We at Tawwater Law Firm, PLLC will work closely with you to ensure you get the legal help you need.