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New Slip and Fall Lawyers | Back and Spinal Cord Injuries

New Brunswick Slip and Fall Lawyers: Common Back and Spinal Cord Injuries

Every year, millions of people suffer from devastating back and spinal cord injuries. Unfortunately, few of these people do not report their injury to their physician, and their symptoms slowly become worse over time. The spinal column encases the spinal cord, which is the primary nerve conduit for all your limbs. Injuring any part of this pathway results in pain or dysfunction in whatever area of the body to which that region is connected.

Back and spinal cord injuries can happen anywhere, and it is important to always be vigilant. Car accidents are one of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries. Although there is not much we can do to prevent getting in a car accident, one should never drive while intoxicated and exercise caution in dangerous weather conditions. Often, car accidents are the result of other drivers acting recklessly or negligently, for which compensation can be pursued.

Other common culprits include physical activity (particularly contact sports), and workplace injuries. Sadly, many spinal cord injuries are the result of physical assault and domestic violence attacks. Slip and fall accidents also cause a large number of these injuries, and they can happen anywhere—retail establishments, your own home, or a friend’s house. When a spinal cord injury results from a slip and fall due to a negligent property owner, a premises liability lawsuit can be filed.

The seriousness of a back or spinal cord injury depends on the event, impact, and forces at play. In some cases, an injured person will need surgery, while other times, wounds will self-heal over time. But almost all back and spinal injuries cause great pain and suffering, and sometimes, even paralysis.

Common Back and Spinal Cord Injures

Some common injuries that can cause severe pain include:

  • Disc compression/slipped disk. When vertebrae slip out of place or become compressed, people generally suffer severe and debilitating pain.

  • Nerve damage.

  • Twisting of the spine. This is a common injury for car accident victims.

  • Broken bones

  • Head injury and traumatic brain injury (TBI). A TBI generally requires extensive long term rehabilitation. A person’s range of mobility, memory, cognition and personality can change as a result of this type of injury.

  • Whiplash

  • Broken hips

  • Broken pelvis

  • Torn tendons and ligaments

  • Spinal cord cuts

  • Paralysis

New Brunswick Slip and Fall Lawyers at the Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr Fight for Victims of Personal Injuries

If you have suffered a back or spinal injury as a result of a car accident or slip and fall accident, you are probably keenly aware of the intense pain associated with it. People suffering from these types of injuries often are unable to work and need extensive medical rehabilitation. The experienced New Brunswick car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr provide zealous representation to injured victims. With offices located in Middlesex County, New Jersey, we proudly represent residents throughout the region. Call us today at 732-537-8570 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

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