Back pain is a fact of life for many Americans. If you’ve suffered a serious back injury, you might even feel like your pain is too often lumped in with milder back pain people experience every day. These injuries usually aren’t visible to others, which makes back injury victims’ pain even more difficult to relate to others.
At Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law, we take our clients’ pain seriously. We know how devastating these injuries can be, and we want to make sure you get compensation if your injury was caused by someone else’s careless or reckless behavior.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious back injury and you want to consider your legal options, contact Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law today to schedule a free consultation.
Types of Back Injuries
Given the complexity of the back and its many parts, the number of injuries that are considered “back injuries” are far more numerous than those of smaller body parts.
These are just a few of the most common back injuries:
- Spinal cord injury
- Chronic spasms and sprains
- Extensive soft tissue damage
- Herniated and ruptured discs
- Nerve damage
- Muscle tears.
When someone suffers a serious back injury, they might experience several of the above injuries. These injuries are often long-lasting and debilitating in significant ways. They are not only painful, but they also restrict our ability to do even the most basic tasks.
Causes of Back Injuries
These injuries can occur anywhere to anybody. When a back injury leads to an injury claim, however, there are a few common causes.
Workplace injuries – On-the-job back injuries are most likely to occur in industries like construction, manufacturing, or any other industry where heavy lifting and large pieces of equipment are involved. But any type of worker might suffer a back injury at work. Employers owe workers compensation for injuries sustained on the job.
Slips, trips, and falls – Slick surfaces, loose flooring, and broken handrails are just a few examples of how a slip, trip, or fall can lead to a serious back injury. If someone is injured because of dangerous property conditions, the property owner can be held liable through a premises liability claim.
Vehicle accidents – A bad driver can cause devastating back injuries when they are distracted, aggressive, impaired, or simply fatigued. When a negligent driver causes another motorist or a pedestrian serious harm, they should be responsible for the costs of those injuries. A personal injury claim gives the opportunity to seek the payment they deserve.
Medical malpractice – When a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional fails to provide care that meets the standard of their field and a patient suffers a back injury as a result, the injured patient can file a medical malpractice claim to seek compensation for the damages they’ve experienced.
Consequences of Back Injuries and Damages in Personal Injury Claims
A back injury can lead to…
- Intense physical pain
- Missed time at work
- Inability to earn an income
- Costly medical bills
- Ongoing medical care
- Depression and emotional suffering.
In an injury claim, the above consequences are considered “damages,” and they will be included in a claim against the person or entity who was responsible for the injury. While some of these damages are more easily calculated than others, an injured person can determine how much to seek in their claim by working with an experienced back injury attorney.
Contact Terry Bryant Today
Terry Bryant is a former judge and a Board Certified personal injury attorney in Texas. He and his hand-picked team have years of experience getting back injury victims the compensation they deserve.
We offer free case evaluations so we can listen to your story and help you understand the legal options you have available. Our team is dedicated to getting maximum results for those we represent. Contact Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law today to schedule a free consultation with our Houston back injury lawyers.