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    Spinal cord injuries are serious, life-altering ordeals. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, you and your family are now faced with financial burdens and increased medical needs. A spinal cord injury often results in a loss of mobility and, depending on the location, can leave you permanently paralyzed.

At Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd., we don't work for the money, we work for you. We can negotiate with doctors, insurance companies, even Medicare/Medicaid to help you keep more of the settlement and recover a fair compensation for your spinal cord injury.

 

 

 Types of Back Injuries

There are several different categories of back injuries, including:

Bulging and ruptured disks: Your lumbar spine consists of five vertebrae (L1 – L5). Between each vertebra is a disk that might be imagined as a jelly donut with a fibrous material surrounding a gel-like center. If your lower back sustains trauma, this can cause your fibrous material to bulge. In extreme circumstances, your bulging disk may rupture, allowing the gel-like substance to leak out. The symptoms of a bulging or ruptured disk are shooting pain or numbness into the buttocks, legs, and/or feet. Treatment can include rest, physical therapy, chiropractic sessions, injections, and surgery.

Fractured vertebrae: A fractured vertebra occurs when there is a break in one or more of the five lumbar vertebrae. There are several different places and types of fractures. Your lumbar vertebrae may break in the front (anterior) or back (posterior) as a result of motor vehicle accidents or falls. Compression fractures occur in the front while the back of your lumbar remains intact. Rotational forces cause transverse process fractures, and a flexion fracture arises when your lumbar is pulled apart. 

Lumbar ligament sprains: This injury is the result of the unnatural stretching and tearing of your lumbar ligament, the band of tissue connecting two lumbar discs

 

  Getting in an auto accident can be frightening and frustrating. Then you have to deal with the aftermath, too. There may be injuries, and there may be a seriously damaged car that you'll need to have repaired or replaced. Time lost from work, anxiety, pain, and a number of other issues can also show up, so it's not always a simple matter of having the car towed and going on with your life. If you need an auto accident lawyer, Chicago has options for you to consider, and you want to be sure you get the best attorney for your specific case and your needs.

    Whether you should go out and find the best auto accident lawyer Chicago can offer depends on several factors. You want to consider your injuries and the medical bills that have accumulated from them, along with what your insurance company will pay if you have uninsured motorists coverage. In many cases, that coverage is not enough to pay the medical bills from a serious car accident, and it may be in your best interest to sue the other driver in order to recover damages.