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How do you know you’ve suffered from a spinal fracture?

| Jul 8, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you get into a car accident in Pennsylvania, you could suffer from serious injuries like a spinal fracture. Contrary to popular belief, a spinal fracture doesn’t automatically cause paralysis, although it can cause paralysis if it’s serious enough. You could suffer from a range of injuries and symptoms that impede your ability to resume your normal life.

What are the signs of a spinal fracture?

Many people suffer from neck and back pain after they get into a car accident. This could be a symptom of another injury like whiplash, but it might be a sign of a serious condition like a spinal fracture. You could also experience pain in your arms and legs as a result of the fracture.

You might have suffered a spinal fracture if your arms and legs feel numb. Some people feel pain every time they move or have trouble walking and moving around. In a worst-case scenario, you might be paralyzed after the accident. You might regain some movement over time, but many victims are paralyzed for the rest of their lives.

Talk to a doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms. Even if you feel fine after the accident, you should still call a doctor as soon as possible. They could check for injuries and make medical records that might help you in your court case.

Could you recoup your losses after the accident?

You can’t get back the time that you spend dealing with medical issues, but you might be able to recover some of your financial losses. If the other driver didn’t have car insurance (which is illegal), your attorney could help you file a direct lawsuit. Your attorney could also help you deal with insurance companies that don’t want to pay a settlement.