Los Angeles Broken Back Injury Attorney
When a person sustains injury to the part of the spinal column extending below the neck, and the individual vertebrae in the spine become fractured or dislocated, this may be a situation that would describe a broken back or fractured back. The vertebrae that make up the spine serve to protect the spinal cord from injury, but if these are fractured, dislocated or broken the spinal cord is likely to sustain injury. This is why a broken back is one of the most serious types of spinal cord injuries. When the back is broken, the spinal cord may become damaged due to swelling, laceration or trauma.
At times, a person may suffer from a broken back in a car accident or in another situation where another person’s actions caused the injury. In situations such as this, you may be able to work with a lawyer to seek money for the injuries, including for medical care as well as future damages. If you would like to learn more, contact a Los Angeles back injury attorney at our law firm – your initial consultation is free!
What to do for a Broken Back
It is crucial to immediately call 911 and seek medical attention for a person who has suffered from a broken back. This is the type of injury that will require immediate care. One of the most important things to remember if someone you know was involved in an accident and you believe that a broken back may have resulted is: do not move the person in any way, unless absolutely necessary. Lifting the head, twisting the head or back, rolling the person on his or her side, or moving a spinal cord injury victim in any way may cause additional and irreparable damage to the spinal cord. The only exception would be if the person were choking on vomit or blood and needed to be turned to the side, or if moving the person was necessary to avoid further injury (in the case of a fire, for example).
Contact a Los Angeles broken back injury lawyer at Pacific Attorney Group today.
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