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Back Injury Lawyer

Amber is heaven sent!! Amber and her team worked very hard on my case!! They checked on me while I had my weekly doctor visits. They were very detailed with my settlement. I didn’t have to second guess anything. I would recommend her to anybody who is in a car accident !! I’ve even referred my love ones who also needed her to represent them in an accident. She made my process as painless as possible. I wish I could give her 10 stars!!

Jeannette A., Client

I was referred to Amber by my daughter-in-law. I was involved in two rear end collisions in a three month period. She did an excellent job keeping me informed and explained everything to me, in a manner that I could understand. She followed through with me until I had my settlements.

Shirley H., Client

Amber Gilormo is a knowledgeable and hard working attorney. I would not hesitate to seek her counsel.

Kristen Pitts, Peer

The staff is awesome; thorough! They kept me informed!

Sanchez T., Client

Great Experience Wonderful Amazingly Service! I would definitely recommend to anyone who’s in need of attorneys 😎 They’re right ppl to go to for sure indeed!!

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I have had attorneys in the past that does not compare to Attorney Amber Gilormo. She handle all of my concerns and answered all of my questions in a timely manner, I never had to guess what was happening with my case I was always informed and kept to to date.

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Don’t answer the phone for attorneys who have bought your phone# after an accident — call Attorney Gilormo because you will not be disappointed.

Carla Robinson

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Our Attorneys Pursue Your Compensation After a Back Injury

Our spines are fragile. Although we rarely think about it, the simple truth is that it does not take much to cause a serious—or even life-altering—back injury. Falls, car accidents, caregiver negligence, and even repetitive stress can lead to painful and debilitating injuries that can negatively impact all aspects of a person’s life. Back injuries can also be incredibly expensive. As a result, after receiving a diagnosis, it is important to speak with a back injury lawyer about your legal rights. While back pain can simply be genetic in some cases, many injuries occur under circumstances that provide grounds to pursue a claim for financial compensation. If you injured your back or spinal cord, we encourage you to meet with a back injury lawyer at either our Atlanta, Alpharetta, or Cumming office locations. 

Breaking Down Spinal Cord Injuries

The spine consists of 33 bones called vertebrae that are separated by discs that act as shock absorbers. The vertebrae are held together by facet joints, and ligaments, tendons and muscles hold the spine in place while also allowing it to move. Protected by the spine, the spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs from the skull to the lower back and that works to deliver signals throughout the body.

Most back injuries are labeled according to where they occur in the spine. Generally speaking, injuries that occur higher on the spine are more serious than those that occur lower. That said, lower back pain is extremely common, and it can result from both traumatic accidents and repetitive stress. The labels used to identify back injuries are:

  • Cervical Spine InjuriesThe cervical region is the uppermost portion of the spine. It consists of the C1 to C7 vertebrae.
  • Thoracic Spine Injuries – The thoracic region makes up the middle back. It consists of the T1 to T12 vertebrae.
  • Lumbar Spine Injuries – The lumbar region is located in the lower back. It consists of the L1 to L5 vertebrae.
  • Sacrum Injuries – The sacrum sits below the lumbar region. It consists of the S1 to S5 vertebrae.
  • Coccyx Injuries – The coccyx is more commonly known as the tailbone. It consists of four vertebrae that are fused together.

Back injuries in all regions of the spine can result from various causes. In addition to hereditary conditions, some of the most common causes of back injuries include:

Additional Claims Eligible for Compensation with the Help of a Back Injury Lawyer 

There are a wide variety of back and spinal cord injuries you can suffer in an accident:

  • Herniated discs: The discs of tissue between the vertebrae in your spine can bulge or slip due to the violent forces caused by an accident. The herniated disc can press on nerves and other surrounding tissue and cause considerable pain. They often require extensive surgery to repair. In serious cases, you could be facing disability due to a disc injury.
  • Fractures: Falls or car accidents often result in broken vertebrae, a very serious injury. It can take several months to fully heal if you break your back.
  • Spinal cord injuries: These are the most serious back or neck injuries you can suffer. When the spinal cord is damaged, it can result in partial or total paralysis. Whether partially or totally severed, you could be facing permanent disability.
  • Nerve damage: Trauma to the back or neck can damage the nerves, resulting in pain that radiates out to your extremities. Common symptoms of nerve damage are tingling or loss of sensation in your extremities.
  • Whiplash: Whiplash is a common injury in rear-end car accidents. The force of the accident causes the head to violently whip back and forth, resulting in damage to the nerves and considerable strain on the muscles and ligaments in the neck.

The above is not an exhaustive list. You should contact an Atlanta, Alpharetta or Cumming back injury lawyer as soon as possible no matter what kind of back or neck injury you have suffered.

Symptoms of a Spinal Cord or Back Injury

Back and spinal cord injuries are not always immediately apparent. You may feel fine immediately after the accident, but then the pain manifests itself in the days to follow. You should get a thorough medical exam following your accident if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Numbness or loss of sensation
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Chronic or severe headaches
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Loss of fine motor skills
  • Delayed reflexes
  • Respiratory problems
  • Partial or intermittent paralysis
  • Persistent stiffness or soreness
  • Chronic pain

No matter what your symptoms, it’s important to listen to your body. An untreated back or neck injury can lead to other problems or become a permanent disability.

Understanding Your Diagnosis

To diagnose a back injury, a doctor needs to know the cause of the patient’s injury, the patient’s medical history, and how the patient’s symptoms have progressed. As a result, when a patient seeks treatment at a doctor’s office, clinic or hospital for back pain, the patient’s doctor will typically seek to:

  • Obtain the patient’s medical records
  • Speak with the patient about his or her condition
  • Conduct a physical exam
  • Perform diagnostic testing (i.e., X-ray, CT scan or MRI)

Using these sources of information (potentially among others), a doctor should generally be able to provide an accurate diagnosis, treatment recommendations, and prognosis. For example, while some back injuries will heal with rest and rehabilitation, others may require surgery, and some (i.e.,paralysis) may not respond to any form of treatment.

Speak with a Back Injury Lawyer About Your Legal Rights

When one person’s back injury results from another person’s negligence, Georgia law entitles the injured person to pursue a claim for financial compensation. The financial costs of a back injury can far exceed what most people can afford, and the non-financial costs can also seem insurmountable. As a result, hiring a back injury lawyer in Atlanta, Cumming or Alpharetta will often be a key step in the recovery process.

If you have questions about pursuing a claim for a back injury, we invite you to get in touch. Our back injury lawyer will be happy to assess your legal rights and help you decide how to move forward. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at Gilormo Injury Law, please call 770-343-7101 or tell us how we can reach you online today with locations in Atlanta including Alpharetta and Cumming.

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