Back Injury

Contact an Aggressive Fort Lauderdale Back Injury Attorney

This Fort Lauderdale Back Injury Lawyer pursues justice aggressively for his clients. He assists clients who have sustained back injuries in all locations in Florida. His practice includes clients, for example, in Broward County and South Florida.

A back injury can result from many different types of accidents. Back injuries can, for instance, result from car accidents. They can also result from slip, trip and fall accidents as people frequently fall directly on their back.

There are several different types of back injuries. One frequent type of back injury is a herniated disc. A herniated disc occurs when the fluid in a person’s intervertebral disc leaks out after an accident. The intervertebral disc is the cushion in between the vertebrae, or bones, in your back. The disc acts as a shock absorber for the vertebrae and allows for mobility and movement.

After an accident, the disc can rupture and allow fluid to leak into the neighboring area – called the spinal canal. Because the spinal cord is close to the discs, the leaked material can sometimes “impinge” on the spinal cord. This can cause symptoms in the rest of the body. If it is bad enough, this cord compression can even cause paralysis.

A milder version of a herniated disc is called a disc bulge. In the case of a disc bulge, the disc doesn’t actually rupture but instead “bulges” out abnormally. A disc bulge can cause similar symptoms as a disc herniation, although it doesn’t typically require surgery.

Herniated and bulging discs can be revealed on an MRI (which stands for magnetic resonance imaging) or CT scan. Both an MRI and a CT scan reveal the “soft tissue” (i.e., non-bony material) in the body – including an intervertebral disc and disc herniation.

Finally, a fractured vertebrae is a back injury that oftentimes results from accidents. This is what would be typically called a “broken back.” Although all fractured vertebrae are serious, displaced vertebrae tend to be worse. “Displaced” indicates that the broken bone has actually shifted during the accident, rather than simply remaining in place.

A fractured vertebrae can be shown on an X-ray. Unlike an MRI and CT scan (which reveals both bone and soft tissue), and X-ray reveals only bone.

If you hurt your back in an accident anywhere in the State of Florida, contact this Fort Lauderdale Back Injury Law Firm at 786-294-7711 for a free, no obligation consultation. Should you hire Mr. Quackenbush to represent you, he will work on contingency. This indicates that he won’t get paid until you’ve received compensation for your injuries. There is therefore no risk to you. Mr. Quackenbush can assist you if you’ve been injured in Miami or West Palm Beach, or any other area of Florida as well.

Client Counsel from a Fort Lauderdale Back Injury Lawyer

Many people who sustain back injuries in accidents already had pre-existing back problems. This is true because most people develop “wear-and-tear” in their necks and backs as they age. This wear and tear is known as “degeneration.” We all develop degeneration as we age, although it is more severe for some people than others.

It is possible to have degenerative conditions in your back, have an accident which aggravates those degenerative conditions, and then suddenly experience symptoms in your back which you never experienced before. In this situation, you are entitled to be compensated for your injuries. This Broward County Back Injury Attorney can make this happen. This is so because the law says the negligent party (or “tortfeasor”) “takes the victim as they are.” That is, the tortfeasor doesn’t “get off” or escape liability simply because the victim already had prior back problems. The tortfeasor should know that there are people in society with back issues and should therefore take care not to aggravate their injuries. If the tortfeasor doesn’t do so, instead is negligent and hurts somebody with a pre-existing back issue and aggravates that issue, the tortfeasor will be responsible. In fact, if your back injury case goes to trial, the Judge will read the jury an instruction or law that says as much.

South Florida Back Injury Attorney Pursues Justice Relentlessly

Back injuries are treated with all different types of procedures. Your doctor may first attempt to treat your back with “conservative” (or less aggressive treatments). These may include physical therapy or chiropractic treatment.

If the conservative care doesn’t work, your doctor may instead decide to be more aggressive. The doctor may, for example, decide to recommend lumbar (i.e., back) epidural or facet block injections. Such injections are designed to alleviate pain.

If the injections still don’t help, your doctor may decide to recommend surgery. One procedure your doctor may recommend is a “discogram.” The discogram is designed to probe a herniated disc and determine if it is the disc that is causing your symptoms. If it is, your doctor may recommend a procedure called a discectomy. A discectomy is designed to actually remove part of the herniated disc. This can alleviate pressure on your spinal cord and spinal nerves and eliminate your systems.

Finally, your doctor may recommend a procedure called a spinal fusion. In this procedure, your doctor actually removes one of your intervertebral discs and fuses the adjacent, neighboring vertebrae. This can cause lack of mobility and movement in the spine, but it alleviates the pressure on the spinal cord and spinal nerves and can improve your symptoms.

All of this treatment will be expensive. It will be up to this South Florida Back Injury Lawyer to help you to get compensation for your medical bills. In the State of Florida, you can receive compensation for three things after sustaining a back injury due to an accident caused by somebody else: your medical bills, your lost wages, and your pain & suffering.

Gain Compensation for your Injuries with the Assistance of a Broward County Back Injury Law Firm

If you hurt your back in an accident happening anywhere in the State of Florida, call Mr. Quackenbush at 786-294-7711 for a free, no obligation consultation. If you make the choice to hire Mr. Quackenbush, he will work on contingency. This indicates that he will not charge you anything until you’ve received compensation. So, there is absolutely no risk to you in hiring this Broward County Back Injury Lawyer.

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