Have you suffered a back injury in an Orange County car accident? Back and spine injuries are some of the most common injuries for victims of car accidents. The human spine is compromised of three segments which are the: lumbar (lower), thoracic (mid/upper), and cervical (upper/neck). The forces in a car accident cause the human body to thrash back and forth in fractions of a second. This is true even if you are wearing safety restraints. Car accidents can impact any one or all of these segments of the spine, causing significant health issues, long lasting effects, and pain.
Common injuries that can occur to the spine include sprains and strains. Higher impact and more serious accidents can cause even more significant injuries such as spinal disc herniations and displacements that may even require surgery to correct. Because the human spine is used in almost all types of movement, any injury to the back or spine can have a profound effect on daily activities. Back pain can influence almost all aspects of a person’s life.
Accordingly, if you have been the victim of a car accident it is important to seek immediate medical evaluation and consultation, even if you believe you are uninjured. Many people are unaware that even if they do not have insurance, some doctors will provide treatment on a lien-basis based on the circumstances of their accident. Without getting a proper medical examination and comprehensive plan for treatment, back injuries will linger and tend to get progressively worse over time.
If you have suffered a back injury in an Orange County car accident we invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell or call 949-305-1400 to speak with one of our experienced injury attorneys for a free consultation to discuss your claims and injuries.