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McKinney Back Injury Attorney

 McKinney Back Injury AttorneyBack injuries are among the most devastating injuries a human being can suffer. They can happen under a number of circumstances, such as automobile accidents and workplace mishaps.

If your back injury was the result of someone else’s negligence, you may have a right to compensation for your pain, medical bills and financial losses. In such a case, the best course of action may be to hire a dedicated McKinney back injury attorney who can fight to get you the fair and just settlement you deserve. To get started consult with our catastrophic injury attorney today.

Types of Back Injuries

The human spine is composed of 33 different bones, held in place by a network of ligaments and tendons. It is divided into separate regions: the cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, sacrum and the coccyx. In addition to providing flexibility and support the spine also contains the spinal cord, which delivers commands from the brain to the body.

The spine is a complex structure that can become easily damaged. Back injuries can also impact other parts of the body, such as the arms and legs and even the respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems. Symptoms of a back injury can range from minor pain and stiffness to chronic pain, physical deformity and paralysis.

Common types of back injuries that warrant contact with a McKinney back injury attorney include:

Whiplash

Whiplash injuries occur when the neck and/or back is violently “whipped” backwards or forward, causing damage to the bones, nerves and muscles. Our McKinney back injury attorneys most often see whiplash caused by car accidents, especially rear-end collisions. Symptoms of whiplash can include pain and limited mobility of the neck and back.

Compression Fractures

A compression fracture occurs when one vertebra is pressed too hard against another, causing them to crack, break and ultimately collapse. If the bone shards penetrate the surrounding tissues or spinal canal, it is known as a burst fracture. Acute compression fractures can lead to severe pain and a condition known as kyphosis – a deformity that causes the spine to hunch forward.

Herniated Discs

Herniated discs occur when the discs that cushion the bones of the neck and back become damaged. Symptoms of a herniated disc include pain and/or numbness in the back and lower body. Also known as slipped or ruptured discs.

Sciatica

A condition usually caused by a herniated disc pressing against one of the nerves in the back causing pain. The pain travels down the back and into the legs.

Dislocations

Dislocations occur when vertebra are thrown out of alignment. Spinal instability and spinal cord compression can occur when the vertebra become dislocated. Treatments include back braces and stabilization surgery.

Back Sprains

Back sprains occur when the ligaments that hold the bones of the spinal column in place become stretched or torn.

Back Strains

Similar to a sprain, except in a back strain the muscles or tendons in the back become stretched or torn.

Spinal Cord Injuries/Paralysis

Paralysis occurs when signals from the brain are unable to be transmitted to other parts of the body due to a spinal injury. Paraplegia describes paralysis of the legs; quadriplegia is paralysis of the arms and legs.

Surgical errors

Back injuries resulting from medical mistakes.

Long-Term Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury

Those who have sustained spinal cord injury may suffer dire physical and emotional impairments involving loss of movement, strength, sensation, as well as complications with bowel and bladder control, impotence, and varying levels of pain and spasms.

Spinal trauma often results in partial or complete paralysis, leading to paraplegia or quadriplegia:

  • Paraplegia involves paralysis of the lower limbs. Trauma has occurred to the lower vertebrae of the spinal column.
  • Quadriplegia, also known as tetraplegia, involves paralysis of all four limbs. Trauma has occurred to the upper vertebrae of the spinal column.

Further complications with spinal cord injuries may develop including gastrointestinal issues, respiratory disease such as pneumonia, deep vein thrombosis (blood clots) and more.

Get Help from a McKinney Back Injury Attorney

A serious back injury change your life forever. If you or a loved one have suffered a neck or back injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, call a McKinney back injury attorney The McCraw Law Group or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We will use every legal resource available to get you the fair settlement you deserve.

The McCraw Law Group has been providing legal services for personal injury victims in McKinney, Garland, Frisco Plano, Fairview, Weston and other North Texas communities for over 20 years. Evening and weekend appointments aren’t a problem. And if your injury has made it difficult for you to travel, we can arrange to meet with you at your home or hospital room.

The McCraw Law Group handles all neck and back injury cases on a contingency basis, which means we only collect our fee after you win your case.

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Zane Allen
Zane Allen
04:39 18 Dec 19
I was in an accident in March and had injuries resulting from the crash. Obviously my first call was to a doctor to get... checked out but was told I was going to need physical therapy. My second call was to the McCraw Law Group. They took care of all of the grunt work so that all I had to focus on was getting better. They were very communicative about the process, and better yet, they were incredibly responsive to any emails, calls, and questions. I was very appreciative and thankful for all of their hard work. They are a great group of people to work with when you’re needing the help.read more
Elisa Dean
Elisa Dean
15:38 16 Dec 19
I recommend The Mccraw Law Group to anyone who is hurt in an accident.My experience has been wonderful. They do the... best they can to get the most from the insurance company. My communications have been with Vanessa, Suzanne and Jason.Jason is very special to me. He understood my needs and was very caring and the sweetest attorney I have ever met. He was honest and did everything he could to bring my case to a conclusion.Vanessa and Suzanne are very sweet and are there to help every step of the way.read more
Fernando Salas
Fernando Salas
19:07 10 Dec 19
First time needing a lawyer. Everything went extremely smooth and quick. Mr. McCraw went to my house after my car wreck... and I knew at that point that I was in good hands. Everyone who works there are so nice and will answer any questions or concerns you have. Thank you guys for all of your help.read more
Adelyn Braswell
Adelyn Braswell
17:02 10 Dec 19
When me and my family recently got hit by a drunk driver. They helped us with everything we needed. We had so many... questions and didn’t hesitate to answer. It was our first time with any lawyer so they made everything so easy for us, and got it all done so quick. They did everything in their power to get us all the money we deserved. They were all so friendly and I would recommend them to anyone.read more
Courtney Brooks
Courtney Brooks
16:12 12 Sep 19
I had a wonderful experience from beginning to end with the McCraw Law Group. My case was accepted and I was kept up to... date on how it was proceeding, and when it came to a settlement, we got more than expected. Everyone was very kind, the court proceedings went smoothly and I was extremely satisfied. I will definitely use them again if anything else arises.read more
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