Billings Back and Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Our car accident attorney can help you after your crash
Did you sustain and serious back injury in a car accident in Montana? Did you undergo surgery or extensive medical treatment? Are you still recovering from your back injury, and are the effects of your injury expected to be permanent? Whatever the circumstances of your case, if you sustained an injury in an accident caused by another driver, we want to help.
Montana car accident lawyer Matthew Braukmann has years of experience dealing with serious car accident injuries. Attorney Braukmann and his legal team at Braukmann Law, PLLC know what evidence to look for, what questions to ask and how to turn that valuable information into a compelling legal case. We work hard and take our jobs seriously.
What are common types of car accident back injuries?
Back injuries caused by car accidents can cover a wide range. Some of the most common – and most serious – back injuries we deal with at our law firm include:
- Back sprain – Sprained back muscles due to car accidents are common. The pain can be severe and prevent you from doing many of the things you love and take for granted.
- Herniated disc – Severe back pain due to the cushioning being moved or pinched between the bones (or discs) in the back often occurs due to car accidents.
- Spinal fracture – Fractured vertebrae, broken back bones and other spinal fractures are very serious injuries, often sustained in a high-speed car crashes.
The most severe type of back injury involves damage to the spinal cord, which is located inside the vertebrae bones in the back. The location and severity of a spinal cord injury can make a big difference. Some of the most common types of spinal cord injuries include:
- Incomplete spinal cord injury – In general, spinal cord injuries are divided into two, general categories – incomplete and complete spinal cord injuries. An incomplete spinal cord injury means the spinal cord was only partially severed. As a result, someone with this injury will have partial use of their body below the location of the injury.
- Complete spinal cord injury – A spinal cord injury in which the spine is completely severed, eliminating the use of the body below the injury. Paralysis is one of the most common – and most severe – complete spinal cord injuries.
- Cervical spinal cord injury – Injury that occurs near the top portion of the spine near the neck. This region is commonly referred to as region C1 to C8. Different numbers are assigned to each vertebrae bone. C1 is the highest vertebrae.
- Thoracic spinal cord injury – A spinal cord injury that occurs in the middle part of the spine. This injury affects vertebrae T1 to T12.
- Lumbar spinal cord injury – A spinal cord injury in the lower part of the back. This injury affects vertebrae L1-L5.
- Sacral spinal cord injury – An injury that affects the triangle-shaped part of the spine. This injury often affects the nerve endings at the base of the spine.
Whatever type of back injury you’re dealing with, make sure you take your case seriously right from the start. Make sure you talk to an experienced, Montana car accident attorney.
You have rights. Our Montana law firm can fight for them.
It’s easy to think you don’t need a lawyer if another driver clearly caused your car accident and your back injury. All you have to do is call the police, call your insurance company and they’ll take care of everything, right?
Don’t be so sure. The driver who caused you accident might deny doing anything wrong. Or they might try to blame you for causing the crash. Then there’s the insurance company for the at-fault driver. Because they know that accident-related expenses can add up to thousands or millions of dollars, the other insurance company will likely do everything they can to reduce or deny your claim.
Insurance companies don’t intimidate us. We know what evidence matters to them. We know how to negotiate with them. If they refuse to cooperate, we won’t hesitate to take them to court. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation with an experienced, Montana car accident lawyer who cares about your back injury. We can help.