Spine Injury Lawyers

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A spinal injury deserves a spinal lawyer.  A spinal injury, whether neck or low back, is a big deal.  Even the smallest of disc bulges or herniations can cause lifelong pain that can have a negative impact on your daily life and actually decrease your life expectancy.  While most people realize that spinal injuries require specialized medical treatment, they often overlook the importance of obtaining a lawyer that possesses the unique ability to handle spinal injury cases.  Just like you would not hire a plumber to run your electrical, you should not hire a lawyer who is not well versed in handling spinal injury cases if you are suffering from a spinal injury.  Matt & Allen has handled thousands of spinal injury cases, collecting tens of millions of dollars for our clients.  If you have suffered a spinal injury, you need a spinal lawyer.  Call Matt & Allen now.

Insurance companies love when you hire a lawyer who is not familiar with the spine.  Of course we all have a spine, but do we really know its purpose; how it is built; why it is built the way it is; and, most importantly what particular injury may be causing your particular symptoms?  Because if you do not know what injury is causing your symptoms, how can you expect to fix the problem? Matt & Allen lawyers have participated in hundreds of depositions of spinal surgeons, orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons and the large majority of our clients suffer from spinal injuries.  As an attorney, in order to do the absolute best job for your client, you must educate yourself as much as possible about your client’s case, including his or her injuries and treatment.   Due to our vast experience, we possess knowledge of the spine that other nonspinal lawyers do not.  Often, our attorneys can immediately identify the specific injury based upon the client’s complaints and dermatomal symptoms.

The spine is composed of a column of bones (vertebrae) which are separated by little shock absorbers (discs).  The disc is a shallow cylinder with a circular cross section.  It is composed of an outer layer (the annulus) surrounding an inner substance (the nucleus).  The annulus has a consistency of rubber while the nucleus is a viscous fluid.  When the annulus is damaged, ruptured, torn (annular fissure) or bulged, it can touch on the nerves that run through and around your spinal cord.  This contact upon a nerve will result in pain, numbness, tingling and other uncomfortable, irritating and sometime unbearable sensations.  The spinal cord is designed to primarily withstand axial (ie: vertical, up and down) forces.  So, when a person is involved in a traumatic event, such as a motor vehicle accident, the spine is subjected to a multitude of nonaxial/shear forces as the body is tossed about during the impact (ie: side to side jolts etc.).  These forces can result in a spinal injury.

While people often speak of spinal injuries as being blown or ruptured discs (herniations), there are any number of different types of spinal injuries.  Yes, some are herniations, but many others are not, and even among the herniation type injuries there are several different kinds of herniations.  You deserve a lawyer who understandings the spine and spinal injuries and has the ability to help you determine your particular injury and fight the insurance company and their doctors who will point to anything other than the accident as being the cause of your complaints.

None of our bodies are immaculate, and most spinal injury cases are won and lost on whether your lawyer can convince the insurance company, a Judge or a jury that your current symptoms were caused by the accident.  This is known as medical causation-did the accident cause the medical condition and treatment that the injured person is claiming?  Because if it did not, then the insurance company does not owe you any compensation.  This is why it is so important that you hire a lawyer with the knowledge of spinal injuries and handling spinal injury cases.  It is very rare that a client has absolutely zero preexisting spinal issues, since it is part of the natural aging process for our discs to flatten and lose some structural integrity, and this is exactly what the insurance company’s lawyers will point to when they try to reduce or eliminate the compensation that they owe for your medical bills, lost wages, lost ability to work and compete in the workforce and pain and suffering.  It is also not uncommon for a client to have a known and clearly diagnosed preexisting spinal injury that was made worse by an accident.  These are not easy cases, but the lawyers at Matt & Allen are up to the challenge, because their knowledge of spinal injuries truly sets them apart.

Hire the spinal injury lawyers at Matt & Allen.

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