You probably don’t give much thought to your back – and to all it does for you – but your Atlanta personal injury attorney does. Your back is a complex structure, involving bones, muscles and Mother Nature’s protective gear, such as the discs that cushion your vertebrae. If you’re struck by a vehicle, either as a passenger or as a pedestrian, or if you fall because of someone else’s negligence, there’s a great deal that can go wrong with the complicated physiology of your back.
Not all back injuries are created equal. You might have a bulging, ruptured or herniated disc, where your vertebrae crack apart and open an area through which the soft tissue cushioning them can escape. Sprains and strains are also common results of accidents, and they can be just as painful. A sprain occurs when ligaments tear or become stretched past their capacity. A strain is the same thing, but it affects your muscles. Back injuries can result in a variety of symptoms, including:
If your back has been injured in an accident, it’s entirely possible that you will be unable to work for an extended period of time. Lost income can become quite a factor. The quality of your life may suffer. You may no longer be able to pick up your child or grandchild. You may be unable to bend over to tie your shoes, or sit for long periods at a desk or in a movie theater. You shouldn’t have to resign yourself to a future like that. The Atlanta back injury attorneys at Buddoo and Associates, P.C. can pursue reimbursement for your lost wages and try to compensate you for your pain, suffering and lost quality of life.
According to Medical News Today, an estimated $31 million is spent on diagnosing and treating back pain every year. If your pain is the result of an event caused by someone else, you should not have to pay these costs. You should not be deprived of months or years of happy enjoyment of your life. An experienced personal injury attorney can attempt to make sure you don’t personally contribute to that $31 million.
Call the experienced back injury lawyers at Buddoo and Associates for a free consultation today so we can discuss your injury and your options. We understand that your injury may limit your ability to get around. If necessary, we’ll come to you. Call (404) 870-3557 today to set an appointment. Don’t wait in pain a day longer.