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Car Accidents and Back Injuries

Negligence on the road is a very dangerous thing. With over two million people being involved or victimized by negligent drivers in car accidents, it is important to understand the amount of money and hurt caused by these lapses in judgment.

It is estimated that more than 30 million dollars are spent every year due to injuries received in car accidents. More importantly, is the amount of pain victims go through after these traumatizing accidents. Serious injuries can be sustained in minor accidents. Trauma to the brain, back, internal organs, and neck are likely in a two-car, pedestrian, or motorcycle collision.

Back injuries are extremely serious. Back injuries can be classified all the way from the neck to the end of the tail bone. Whiplash affects the neck by extreme hyperextension and hyperflexion, pushing the neck past it healthy range of motion.

Injuries to the lumbar and lower back often result from a sprain and strain of the large muscles that help support your spine. The spinal cord is also at risk for many types of trauma. The spinal cord can be bruised, compressed, have lacerations, and nerve damage. Spinal cord injuries are extremely serious and can result in:

  • Paralysis
  • Infection
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Muscle spasms
  • Sexual dysfunction

Back injuries are extremely serious. If these types of injuries are left untreated it could result in more serious side effects. Contact your doctor if you believe you have suffered a serious back injury.

Contact the Rhinelander Personal Injury Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident and believe you have suffered from a serious back injury, contact the Rhinelander personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-800-822-1690.