Though a Colleyville, Texas auto crash is not different than those that occur in other cities or states, as TX personal injury attorneys we are most concerned with the crash victims in our state. We have seen too many crash victims' lives forever altered by a back injury sustained during a crash.
Types Traumatic Back Injuries
While some back and neck injuries are stress or wear related, we will be discussing those caused by a trauma. Traumatic, also called acute or sudden back injuries, include:
- Injured back ligaments such as a sprain or strain
- Fracture or dislocation of the spine
- Spinal cord injury
- Torn or ruptured disc
- Compression of nerves in the lower back
Each of these injuries can range from a minor, treatable injury to an incurable, permanent disability. Car crashes are one of the major causes of back and neck injuries. Even if you are wearing your seat belt, the force of the collision, along with any crush injuries from your damaged vehicle, can leave you seriously injured.
Signs and Symptoms of a Severe Back Injury
If you have been involved in a car crash you should be checked out by your physician, even if you are not in pain. Back and neck injuries may not surface for days, even weeks after a crash so it is best if you are examined after any physically traumatic event. As the following signs or symptoms may indicate a spinal cord injury, it is crucial that you are seen by a doctor as soon as they appear:
- Loss of bowel or bladder control
- Weakness in the legs
- Numbness or tingling in the buttocks, genital area or legs
- Loss of sensation
- Loss of movement
- Difficulty with balance and walking
- Extreme back pain or pressure in your neck, head or back
- Impaired breathing
Please see your doctor immediately if you have any of the above symptoms. A quick response and treatment time is a critical to your recovery.
Our staff and attorneys strongly believe that knowledge is power. We work to keep our site updated with the information you need both before and after an auto crash. Though our office is located in Colleyville we take cases from across Texas. Contact an attorney today for your free, comprehensive consultation. You have been injured. Let us take care of your legal concerns while you focus on healing.