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After experiencing a back injury, you may find yourself suffering from chronic pain. Your mobility may also be affected, as back injuries are known to cause stiffness and muscle spasms. Even worse, these effects may linger for weeks, months, or even years.
The back is made up of a complex assortment of muscles, joints, tendons, and bones. Accordingly, there are many different injuries that can affect the back, some of which have lifelong effects. For instance, a spinal cord injury can lead to full or partial paralysis. It can also cause problems with bowel and bladder control. In some cases, accident victims experience lasting pain from the event.
Bulging/herniated discs are also quite painful, as they place pressure on sensitive nerves and other structures in the spine. Other common back injuries include compression fractures, spondylolisthesis, and sheering fractures.
Many back injuries result from car accidents. Even a seemingly minor accident can cause pain and other issues, which illustrates why it’s so important to drive in a safe and respectable manner. Workers on construction sites also face a risk of back injuries, particularly when the proper safety steps aren’t taken.
Slip and fall accidents are also quite common when it comes to back injuries. Broken stairs, a cracked sidewalk, or a slippery surface can cause a person to easily lose their footing and experience a significant fall. When a fall occurs, property owners may be held liable if conditions are deemed unsafe.
You deserve justice for injuries incurred by another person’s thoughtless actions. Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC helps clients in New Mexico pursue justice, while also seeking compensation for things like medical bills and lost wages. While it can’t change what happened, it can help you on the road to recovery.
Call us to interview our Albuquerque-based team and take the legal action required to move towards a better future.