Fractured vertebrae

A fractured vertebra occurs when a high-energy trauma directed at the spine causes it to crack or break at some point. When this injury was caused by someone else, you can receive monetary damages for what you have experienced. If you or a loved one has sustained a fractured vertebrae injury from an accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation so we can help you recover from this experience and get fairly compensated.

These fractures are usually caused by any blow to the back, such as a fall, motor vehicle accident, or a contact sports accident. They can affect the anterior column (front side), the middle column (back half contributing to spinal stability), and the posterior column (backside). Symptoms of this fracture include pain in the area, some extent of deformity, limited range of motion, and pain when attempting to move the area. There are a few main types of vertebrae fractures which include the following: 

  • Compression fracture - This type occurs when the high-energy force against the vertebra is too much for it to handle and it fractures as a result.
  • Burst fracture - This fracture occurs from severe trauma when the vertebra is crushed at multiple sites, which can then cause further spinal cord injury. These are usually considered a major vertebrae fracture.
  • Flexion-distraction fracture - This occurs when a strong, sudden force on the spine causes it to move forward out of stress and break at one or more sites.
  • Fracture-dislocation - This occurs when any type of fracture occurs and the vertebra is also displaced, which is often a major type of fracture.

These injuries are typically treated with a brace or corset in order to immobilize the vertebral column and prevent any further deformity or displacement. In major fractures, however, surgery may be required to treat specific types of fractures. The surgery is meant to stabilize and harden the vertebrae so that it reaches its original condition and height. After treatment, it can take anywhere from one to three months to fully recover. Physical therapy exercises may be added to treatment to gain full mobility back.

If another person caused your injuries, you can file a claim against them for monetary damages. Medical care for a bone fracture is not cheap, and it certainly is not cheap when it involves surgery or potential complications that you may have had to deal with. With our help, we can help you recover the costs of your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages that resulted from another person’s actions.

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