Lumber Spine Fracture
The lumbar spine, or the lower back, is one of the most common areas where fractures of the spine occur. Spinal fractures may also occur in the thoracic, or midback, and at the connection of the two sections – called the thoracolumbar junction. These fractures are often caused by severe trauma from auto accidents, fall accidents and other high-energy accidents. Victims of these injuries typically require extensive medical treatment and therapy.
This treatment is expensive and victims of lumbar spine fractures deserve to be compensated by those who are responsible for their accidents. At the San Mateo law firm of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, our lawyers have more than 75 years of combined experience representing the victims of accidents in the California Bay Area. If you or someone you love has suffered a lumbar fracture, talk with us about your options for recovery.San Mateo Lumber Spine Fracture Attorneys
There are several different types of spinal fractures, and doctors classify these fractures based upon the pattern of the injury. In the lumbar spine, these fractures can include:
- Compression fractures
- Axial burst fractures
- Flexion and distraction fractures
- Transverse process fractures
It is often difficult to correctly assess the extent of these injuries without X-rays and a thorough physical examination. The treatment of these injuries may require surgery and months of physical therapy to repair.Pursue the Compensation That You Need for Your Injuries
For more information regarding lumbar spine fractures and what options you have for financial recovery, contact us at the law firm of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos to schedule a free case evaluation. Call our office in San Mateo at (650) 345-8484 for an appointment.