A vertebral compression fracture occurs when the bones of the spine break due to significant trauma. In order to cause a vertebral compression fracture, the amount of trauma required is significant and usually results from motor vehicle accidents, falls from heights and other serious accidents. The most commonly broken vertebrae are those that are in the lower back.
At the San Mateo law firm of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, our attorneys provide representation for the victims of vertebral compression fractures and other catastrophic injuries in California. We have more than 75 years of combined experience representing injury victims and have recovered significant verdicts and settlements for our clients. Discuss your accident with us and learn more information about your rights.San Mateo Vertebral Compression Fracture Attorneys
Given the amount of trauma necessary to cause a compression fracture, there are a number of consequences that can occur, including:
- Severe pain in the lower back, upper back or neck
- Pain in the hip, abdominal area or thigh
- Compression of the nerves at the fracture site
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
Medical treatment for a vertebral compression factor can include surgery, as well as extensive rehabilitation. Depending on whether nerve damage has resulted, more therapy may be required to return to normal.Understand Your Rights to Compensation After an Accident
For more information about compression fractures and the compensation that you may be entitled to after an accident, contact us at Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos. Schedule a free case evaluation by calling us at (650) 345-8484.