Spine & Back Injuries

Spine Injury

The most common type of personal injury case involves the spine or back. Injuries to this area are very serious. The can be mild or severe but the one thing they have in common is the fact that they never fully heal. Back and spine injuries occur every hour from an accident such as a slip and fall, a diving accident or an auto accident. The injury can be anywhere in the back, from your neck to your tail bone causing you pain. Your injury may be related to the bones around your spinal cord, the muscle and tissue holding your spine together or the spinal cord through the middle of your spine.

If your injury is to the muscles and tissue around your spinal column, we can help you! These types of injuries are the result of strained or torn muscles and tissue that help support your body. You are not able to sit or stand for long periods of time and the pain is usually constant. An injury to tissue affects your posture and is like a domino effect. When one piece is broken or injured, other areas of the body try to compensate. You may notice pain, tingling or numbness in your arms or legs. These are signs that something is wrong with your back and should be checked by a medical professional as soon as possible.

Spinal cord injuries can be placed in two categories. They can be described as complete and incomplete. An incomplete injury is when there has been damage to the cord resulting in a partial loss of feeling and movement below the injury site. A complete injury occurs when there is no movement or feeling below the injured area. There may be other symptoms, such as loss of bowel or bladder control, breathing function may stop, sexual abilities may be lost and the victim may have constant pain. You may experience all or some of these symptoms depending on the extent of your injury. No matter your injury, your family is now struggling. They are trying to care for you because you can no longer function independently.

The bones around your spinal cord are very sharp when broken in an accident. You must not be moved to prevent the bones from cutting into your spinal cord causing more damage. These breaks are very painful and last the rest of your life. You will require long term care and physical therapy as a result of your injuries. Without proper representation, the amount of money you receive will be less than adequate. You will fall behind on your bills and your family will suffer. We are here to help you and make sure you have the compensation you deserve. Call our Law Office in Mobile Alabama to make an appointment today! Our attorney Richard Mather has the knowledge and experience to make your life more manageable.