Spinal injuries are among the most commonly sustained injuries in motor vehicle accidents. In many cases, spinal fusion surgery is required to relieve pain and neurological symptoms caused by the injury. If you have sustained injuries leading to spinal fusion in a collision that was someone else’s fault, contact Brodhead Law right away. Our Atlanta personal injury attorneys can assist you in pursuing the maximum compensation available under the law.
Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure to correct problems with the vertebrae of the spine. It is similar to a welding process, in which two or more vertebrae are fused together to heal into a solid bone. The purpose of spinal fusion is to eliminate painful motion or restore stability to the spine.
Spinal fusion surgery is often required to relieve pain and neurological symptoms resulting from spinal injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents. This can occur even in lower impact collisions. Spinal fusion is often performed to treat fractured vertebrae and herniated or ruptured disks
In a collision, the body may be jerked in one direction, and then another. This pressure can cause compression fractures of the spine. The accident victim may suffer spondylolisthesis, a condition in which a fractured vertebra shifts, causing pressure on the spinal column.
Disks filled with a jelly-like substance in the spine cushion the vertebrae and prevent them from rubbing together. In a vehicle crash, the force of impact can cause the disks between the vertebrae to shift, tear, or rupture. Spinal fusion may be required to treat severe cases.
In a claim for compensation after a motor vehicle crash causing spinal injuries leading to spinal fusion, the injured party (plaintiff) must show that:
Our personal injury trial lawyers at Brodhead Law have the knowledge, skills, and resources to assess the full value of your losses and aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury leading to spinal fusion surgery due to someone else’s negligence, contact our firm today. We can provide the representation you need for your best chance of the maximum recovery.