Injuries to the lower back are some of the most common complaints of adults. Strains of lower back muscles and sprains of the lower back ligaments can cause pain that lasts from a few days to many weeks. More serious are injuries to the lumbar (lower) spine. Symptoms can range from severe chronic pain to paralysis.
Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo & San Francisco Lower Back Injury Lawyers
If you or a family member has suffered a disabling lower back injury, you may be able to recover damages from the party responsible for your injury. At Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C., we have considerable experience with back and spinal cord injury claims. We are ready to assist you in seeking the compensation you need. Please call (877) 454-9315 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with an Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo or San Francisco lumbar/lower back injury lawyer.
Pain, Weakness and Paralysis
When there is an injury to the spinal cord, the location of the injury is critical to the severity of the resulting condition. Typically, the higher on the spine the injury occurs, the more debilitating the effects will be. People who are injured in the lumbar region may retain function of the arms, hands and abdominal muscles, but lose function in the legs. They may suffer paralysis or paraplegia.
Fractures of the lumbar spine can cause continual pain, numbness and muscle weakness. In addition to fractures of the vertebrae, people can suffer from lumbar disk herniation, also called slipped disks or ruptured disks. Disk disease, which can be exacerbated by an injury, can cause pain when vertebrae rub against one another or a spinal nerve is pinched. Doctors may perform lumbar fusion surgery for these types of injuries and conditions.
Working with medical experts, life-care planners and economic experts, our attorneys build strong cases for full and fair compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and related expenses.
Seeking Compensation for Lower Back Injuries in Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo or San Francisco
To schedule a free initial consultation, please call (877) 454-9315 today.