Identifying a Spine Injury
Although you may not realize your spine has been injured right away, there are signs and symptoms that may indicate there is a problem. Some spine issues are minor, but others, such as paralysis, can change your entire life forever. Keep in mind that every portion of the spine plays a significant role in your life.
Some of the most common symptoms associated with spine injuries after a car accident include the following:
- Headaches and migraines
- Tingling or numbness in the limbs
- Inability to comfortably stand, sit, or lie down
- Aching hips
Other signs that you might have a spine injury include pain while walking, limited mobility, and soreness in your neck and back. Even things like bruising on the back originally thought to be superficial can indicate a more serious injury.
Limitations Caused by Spine Injuries After a Car Accident
Undiagnosed spine injuries are frightening because if left untreated, the injury can worsen, possibly resulting in paralysis or herniated discs. Even performing simple daily activities can exacerbate an injury.
Even if you are technically able to move after your spine injury, you can expect limited mobility to be a necessary component of your recovery. Medication, physical therapy, and even surgery—sometimes taking place years after an accident—can all be part of the healing process. This means that you will likely face time off from work and lost income because of the accident.
Why You Need an Experienced Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyer
Because spinal injuries can be so severe and affect your life for years to come, it’s important that you make sure the right person is held responsible and compensates you for what’s happened.
However, dealing with your injuries and the aftermath of the accident while simultaneously seeking compensation can make a stressful situation overwhelming. The capable attorneys of the Pearce Law Firm have the experience and determination to enable you to move forward. If you have been in a car accident that caused a spine injury, let us help you seek the justice you deserve.
You don’t have to navigate the process alone, and you shouldn’t have to carry the full weight of the accident, especially if someone else was responsible. Compensation cannot undo your injuries, but it can go a long way toward helping you recover as much as possible now and in the future. To set up a free case evaluation with one of our lawyers, call us at 215-557-8686 or complete the form at the bottom of this page.