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Damages in a Car Accident Claim Involving Fractured Vertebrae 

 Posted on March 06, 2023 in Personal Injury Lawsuits

Lake County Car Crash LawyerCar accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States, and many spine injuries lead to significant impairment. The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs from the brain down the vertebrae and carries signals to and from all parts of the body. When the spine is damaged in an accident, it can cause severe pain, reduced mobility, loss of feeling, and paralysis.

Vertebral fractures occur when there is a direct impact on the spine, either from an immediate trauma or from another type of force such as whiplash. Depending on the severity of the fracture, symptoms can range from mild to debilitating. If you or a loved one suffered fractured vertebrae in a car crash, read on to learn about how to seek monetary damages.

Consequences of Vertebral Fractures

Like other bones of the body, the bones that make up our spinal column can fracture and break if enough force is applied to the bones. The vertebrae are not only responsible for protecting the spinal cord, but they also house and protect the nerves that come out of the spinal cord and go to all parts of the body. When these bones are damaged, fragments of bone may be pushed into the spinal cord causing loss of sensation, loss of motor function, bowel and bladder dysfunction, inability to regulate blood pressure, muscle spasms, pain, and numbness.

Substantial medical intervention is needed for severe vertebral fractures. Doctors typically diagnose a vertebral fracture using x-rays, CT scans, and MRIs. The injured person may need braces, medication, and long-term rehabilitative care. These medical needs can present a major financial burden.

Seeking Monetary Damages for Car Accident Claims Involving Fractured Vertebrae

If you or a loved one were injured in an auto accident due to someone else’s negligence, then you may be eligible for financial compensation for your losses. You may be able to receive payment for medical costs, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and emotional distress. An experienced attorney can help you negotiate a settlement or represent you in court.

Contact our Lake County Spine Injury Lawyer

Our Waukegan car accident injury attorneys are committed to helping car crash victims recover financial compensation for damages. If you suffered a spine injury in a car accident, we will help you hold the at-fault party accountable and pursue compensation. Call 847-662-3303 for a free consultation.





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