When a Car Accident Results in Back Surgery: Learn What Types of Injuries Can Lead to This Need

While many people associate car accident injuries with head and neck wounds, the truth is that back injuries are also very common – and they can often lead to the need for back surgery. The back makes up a large part of the human body and as a result, it can be very vulnerable to trauma – and this trauma can be very hard to heal without surgery. Keep reading to learn more and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 if you are in need of a free legal consultation.

Common Types of Back Injuries

There are many back injuries, some more serious and some minor. They include:

  • Back strain
  • Back sprain
  • Compression fracture
  • Herniated discs
  • Thoracic and lumbar vertebrae fractures

Any of these injuries can majorly impact a person’s daily life because they limit how well they can get along and how even normal daily activities can be completed.

Common Types of Back Surgery

A person who has suffered a serious back injury may find themselves unable to work. Some injuries are so serious that wearing a back brace and physical therapy cannot help them. In those cases, back surgery may be required. There are several types of back surgery that are possible:

  • Spinal fusion.
  • Vertebroplasty.
  • Kyphoplasty.
  • Discectomy.
  • Laminotomy.

Depending on the specific malady, these surgeries can help relieve pain and suffering. Some require several weeks in the hospital and significant physical therapy afterward while others are outpatient procedures.

You Should Not Be Responsible to Pay for Health Care Costs if Someone Else Was at Fault

If someone else was at fault for your accident then you should not be responsible for paying medical costs. You should also be compensated for missing work, for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and all medical expenses.

The insurance company of the at-fault party may immediately offer to pay your medical expenses. Do not take this without first talking to a personal injury attorney. Your medical costs include not just previous costs but the potential costs in the future. For example, if you suffered a serious back injury that may require surgery in six months, then you do not want to agree to any settlement until you know for sure if you will require surgery. If you will, then your settlement should cover the cost.

Let Us Help You Ensure You Get the Payment You Are Owed

You do not have simply hope that the at-fault’s insurance company does the right thing – you can contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation. We will carefully consider your case, find the best way forward, and assure that you are getting fair treatment. If we determine you have a case and agree to take it, we will do so on a contingency basis that assures you do not owe us anything for your legal costs until we win your case.