Washington State Back Injury Lawyer
The spine is made up of a column of 33 vertebrae and tissue extending from the skull to the pelvis. These vertebrae enclose and protect a cylinder of nerve tissues known as the spinal cord. Between each of the vertebra is an intervertebral disc that serves as a shock absorber between the vertebrae. The discs make up 25% of the length of the spinal column. The types of vertebrae are:
- cervical vertebrae: the upper most seven vertebrae of the neck
- thoracic vertebrae: the 12 bones between the neck and the lower back
- lumbar vertebrae: the five largest and strongest vertebrae in the lower back
- The other nine vertebrae are in the sacrum and coccyx and located at the base of the spine. The sacrum is a section of five fused vertebrae, while the coccyx (tailbone) is four vertebrae fused together.
Most of the back injuries occur in either the cervical or lumbar regions. A back injury may be sustained in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or slip and fall accident. There are many types of back injuries, including:
- herniated disc / bulging disc / slipped disc / ruptured disc
- compression fracture
- facet joint injury
- burst fracture
- spinal stenosis
- soft tissue injury
A back injury can be life-altering, leading to chronic or acute pain as well as muscle weakness, lack of muscle coordination, numbness and / or tingling in the extremities.
(Chronic pain is defined as deep, aching, dull, burning pain that lasts a long time and is not relieved by standard types of medical management. Acute pain is a very sharp pain or a dull ache that can be intermittent, but is usually constant, and ranging in severity.)
The Spokane, Washington Law Firm of Robert Hahn is one of the leading firms in the area of Personal Injury Law. Our personal Injury clients have the peace of mind in knowing that their case is being handled by an experienced Plaintiffs injury attorney. Our aggressive representation and extensive experience has earned the firm of Robert C. Hahn, III, a stellar reputation for excellence in the representation of injured people. Robert Hahn’s goal is to provide excellent service by a highly experienced lawyer and legal professionals at an affordable fee.
After helping hundreds of injured people ranging from complex litigation to simple settlement of claims in Spokane and surrounding areas, Spokane Attorney Robert Hahn has the background to explain your alternatives and suggest a solution to your injury difficulties.If you are considering hiring a personal injury attorney, make sure that the attorneys you are considering practice in personal injury law because you need a law firm that deals with these issues on a daily basis.