Unlike a broken bone in the arm or leg, a fracture of the vertebrae in the spine can damage nerves and the spinal cord, resulting in sensory loss and paralysis. Following car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents and other serious accidents, spinal fractures can cause debilitating damage that may require surgery and other extensive medical treatment. Conditions such as paraplegia and quadriplegia may last a lifetime.
In order to get the compensation that you need to pay for present and future medical costs, lost wages and other expenses related to your accident, it is important that you speak with an attorney. At the San Mateo law firm of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, our lawyers have more than 75 years of combined experience representing individuals who have suffered spinal fractures in the San Francisco Bay Area.San Mateo Spinal Fracture Attorneys
Spinal fractures and other spinal cord injuries can range from mild to severe. Spinal fractures generally fall into one of those three categories:
- Fractures: When enough pressure is put on a vertebrae, it can shatter and collapse. If the pressure is great enough, it can even send fragments of bone into the spinal canal.
- Dislocations: If the discs connecting vertebrae together or the ligaments of the spine are stretched or torn, the bones can come out of alignment, causing instability and spinal cord compression.
- Fracture-dislocations: When a bone is broken and the ligaments are torn, fractures tend to be debilitating and unstable, requiring surgery to repair.
Spinal fractures can occur in any area of the spine, including the cervical, thoracic, lumbar,sacral or coccyx areas. Our firm can ensure that your injuries are properly reviewed and can pursue the full range of damages that you need for your recovery.Contact Our Firm to Learn More Information
If you have suffered a spinal fracture due to a serious accident, contact us at the law firm of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, in San Mateo. Schedule a free case evaluation with one of our lawyers and discuss your case with us. Call at (650) 345-8484 for an appointment.