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Back Injuries

Las Vegas Back Injury Attorneys

Compassionate Representation After Back & Spinal Injuries

The sudden force of a motor vehicle accident or a hard fall down the stairs can lead to serious neck and back injuries, such as a herniated disc, slipped disc, bulging disc, or another back injury. These neck and back injuries can cause chronic pain and lead to even more severe medical concerns.

If you suffered a back injury in an accident caused by another’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help gather the evidence you need and build a strong case to convince the insurance companies, or a jury, to offer the full damages you deserve. With more than 50 years of combined experience, the Las Vegas back injury attorneys at Christiansen Trial Lawyers are equipped to represent clients suffering from all types of back and spinal cord injuries.

Contact us today online or by telephone at (702) 357-9977 for a free initial consultation with a Las Vegas back injury attorney.

Holding Negligent People Responsible for Your Suffering

Negligent drivers, careless property owners, trucking companies that encourage long driving hours, employers that disregard safety measures: these are all factors that can lead to serious accidents and back injuries.

Our attorneys represent accident victims in personal injury cases resulting from:

Often, insurance companies and other responsible parties are reluctant to pay the full damages because they do not believe the injury is as severe as the victim is claiming. They may deny that the back injury was not related to the accident at all, especially if the victim has a history of back pain from a prior injury. Our accident attorney in Las Vegas will gather as much evidence as possible to strengthen our clients’ claims. Working with medical experts and other specialists, we work hard to create compelling cases that lead to fair settlements or verdicts.

Zealous Advocacy for Spinal Cord Injury Victims

We provide zealous advocacy to Las Vegas accident victims suffering from spinal cord injuries resulting in:

  • Paraplegia: A significant blow to the back in an attack, car accident or another accident can leave the victim paralyzed from the torso down – paraplegia. Through extensive rehabilitative therapy, people suffering from paraplegia may be capable of learning to work around severe limitations. However, even seemingly simple tasks can seem out of reach when confined to a wheelchair.
  • Quadriplegia: Diving into shallow water in the hotel pool, a rollover accident, and many other high impact accidents can lead to the paralysis of the upper and lower extremities – quadriplegia or tetraplegia. A spinal cord injury that leads to such significant paralysis, which will affect the individual for the rest of his or her life and place substantial burdens on the family to care for the disabled victim.

Having successfully represented clients suffering from catastrophic injuries, our disabled victim attorneys understand the realities our clients face every day. We are determined to collect the necessary evidence, prepare for trial, and demonstrate to a jury if necessary, the full impact of your injuries. By working with specialists, we effectively express to the insurance company or jury the level of compensation that will be necessary to satisfy your needs. We seek maximum compensation for past, current, and future medical costs; rehabilitation expenses; lost wages; medical devices and procedures; loss of enjoyment of life; and pain and suffering associated with the spinal cord injury.


Car Accidents & Back Injuries

Unfortunately, back injuries are among the most common injuries suffered as a result of automobile accidents. A vehicle collision can cause a range of back injuries, including:

Disc Injuries

One type of back injury common among car accident victims is called a herniated disc, also known as a slipped or ruptured disc. Discs are small, spongy cushions within the spinal column that separate and protect the vertebrae from one another and give the spine flexibility.

The impact from a car accident can damage a disc, causing it to break or deform, thereby destroying its ability to cushion the bones of the spine. A damaged disc may also put pressure directly on nearby nerves, which can cause pain, numbness, and weakness in any part of the body that the affected nerve travels to.

Disc injuries in the lower back frequently lead to a condition called sciatica, which is characterized by shooting pain, numbness, and tingling in the leg and/or buttock on either side. The pain associated with sciatica can be severe and debilitating and has the potential to grow worse over time.

Spinal Cord Injuries

The spinal cord is the link between the brain and the rest of the body; when healthy, it carries messages back and forth that facilitate motor control and sensory function. A spinal cord injury occurs when the impact of a car accident causes a blow to the spine and damages the fragile bundle of nerves within it.

Spinal cord injuries impair the brain’s ability to communicate with the body, resulting in paralysis and lack of sensation in all or part of the body. A spinal cord injury may be complete, meaning that there is total numbness and paralysis in the affected part of the body, or it may be incomplete, meaning that some amount of sensation or movement remains in the affected area.

The higher an injury is on the spine, the more of the body will be affected. Thus, an injury to the middle or lower spine will usually affect the legs, in a condition called paraplegia. In contrast, an injury to the neck or upper back is likely to affect the arms as well as the legs, in which case the condition is called quadriplegia.

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