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Spinal Injuries and Paralysis Caused by Collisions

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.

Why Choose Brodhead Law, LLC?

  • We understand the value of spinal injury cases and the importance of financial recovery to moving forward. Our attorneys invest the time and effort to understand defense strategies and prove liability and damages.
  • We are trial lawyers who thoroughly prepare each case we handle. Insurance companies know that we are willing to take a case to trial to fight for the compensation our clients deserve.
  • We understand how to handle spinal injury cases and develop strategies to aggressively pursue the best possible outcome in your case.

What Is Spinal Fusion Surgery?

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.

What Types of Injuries Lead to Spinal Fusion?

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

How Do Motor Vehicle Accidents Cause Injuries Leading to Spinal Fusion?

Fractured Vertebrae

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.

Herniated Disks

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.

What Must Be Shown In a Claim for Spinal Injury Leading to Spinal Fusion?

In a claim for compensation after a motor vehicle crash causing spinal injuries leading to spinal fusion, the injured party (plaintiff) must show that:

  • The plaintiff did not have significant pain before the collision (even if he or she had some spinal degeneration).
  • The plaintiff did not have significant neurological symptoms before the crash.
  • There was no indication for surgery before the accident that caused the injuries (even if the plaintiff had some spinal degeneration).
  • The plaintiff’s pain and neurological symptoms started at the time of the motor vehicle collision, or shortly thereafter.
  • Spinal fusion surgery became necessary after the accident because of pain and/or neurological issues.

Get In Touch with Our Firm

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.