Our auto accident attorneys represent victims of car crashes who suffered serious injuries to that back and spine. Many of these injuries are life altering for both the accident victim and the supporting family and cause permanent disability. Patients who undergo back surgery or an operation on the spine have long and painful courses of recovery. We have obtained significant settlements in these cases.
Common Types Back Surgery From An Auto Accident
The trauma and impact caused by car accidents often causes severe injuries to the back and spine. These injuries include herniated discs, ruptured discs, and fractured vertebrae Many times, conservative treatment like physical therapy or pain injections simply do not provide relief from the severe pain and discomfort. When these attempts fail, the only other option is often surgical intervention. The most common types of back surgery for an accident injury victim include:
- Diskectomy, which is a procedure to remove the herniated portion of a disk to relieve irritation and inflammation of a nerve. This is performed as an open surgery and typically involves full or partial removal of the back portion of a vertebra to access the ruptured disk.
- Laminectomy, which is a procedure to remove the bone overlying the spinal canal. It is intended to enlarge the spinal canal to relieve nerve pressure caused by spinal stenosis.
- Fusion, which is surgery that connects two or more bones in the spine. Its purpose is to relieve pain by adding stability to a spinal fracture.
- Vertebroplasty, a procedure in which the surgeon injects bone cement into compressed vertebrae to help stabilize fractures and relieve pain.
The road to recovery after these surgeries is often long and grueling. A person who undergoes a back surgery due to an auto accident can receive compensation for the pain and disability before the surgery, caused by the surgery, and in the future for any continuing pains and disability.
Additionally, there are Michigan No-Fault Insurance benefits available for the accident victim. These include payment of medical bills, lost wages, attendant care services, replacement and household services, and other benefits. They also include the cost of cognitive rehabilitation and training. These benefits can be substantial and many of them last for the lifetime of the injury victim.
Best Michigan Lawyers for Back Surgery Cases
It is essential that the back surgery victim and family choose a top-rated auto accident lawyer to represent them in their claims. The attorney must have specialized knowledge of the medical issues involving spinal operations and back surgeries as well as thorough understanding of the Michigan laws that can be utilized to obtain the best possible compensation for the injury, as well as battling the insurance company to pay all benefits due and owing under the No-Fault insurance laws.
Our Michigan lawyers have obtained significant back injury settlement and jury verdicts in cases involving back surgeries. To learn more about your legal rights, call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced spinal injury attorneys.