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Spine and back injuries are among the most common types of injuries in personal injury claims. In Pennsylvania, the courts have heard a number of cases involving spine and back injuries, and these cases have set important legal precedents. 

Types of Spine and Back Injuries

Spine and back injuries can be caused by a variety of accidents, including car accidents, slip and falls, and workplace accidents. Some common types of spine and back injuries include herniated discs, spinal cord injuries, and whiplash.

A herniated disc occurs when a spinal disc ruptures and pushes out of its normal position, putting pressure on the surrounding nerves. Symptoms of a herniated disc can include pain, numbness, and weakness in the affected area.

Spinal cord injuries can be caused by a range of accidents, and can result in permanent paralysis or other long-term disabilities. Symptoms of a spinal cord injury can include loss of sensation, loss of muscle function, and difficulty breathing.

Whiplash is a type of soft tissue injury that occurs when the neck is suddenly and violently jerked back and forth. Symptoms of whiplash can include neck pain, headaches, and dizziness.

Proving Spine and Back Injuries in Personal Injury Claims

Proving a spine or back injury in a personal injury case can be challenging, as these injuries may not be immediately apparent and may require complex medical evidence. To prove a spine or back injury, a personal injury lawyer will typically rely on medical records, expert testimony, and imaging studies such as MRIs and CT scans.

In Pennsylvania, to recover damages for a spine or back injury, the plaintiff must prove that the injury was caused by the defendant's negligence and that the damages are the direct result of the injury. The plaintiff must also prove the extent of the damages, including the cost of medical treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Working with KaplunMarx Accident and Injury Lawyers can ensure that you have the best odds of proving that another party is liable for your back injuries. 

There have been several notable Pennsylvania cases involving spine and back injuries in personal injury claims. For example, in the case of Abrams v. Pneumo Abex Corp., 869 A.2d 884 (Pa. 2005), the plaintiff suffered from a herniated disc after years of working with asbestos-containing products. The court found that the plaintiff was entitled to damages for medical expenses and lost wages, and also awarded punitive damages against the defendant for its "outrageous conduct."

In another case, Czankner v. Skawinski, 546 A.2d 766 (Pa. Super. Ct. 1988), the plaintiff suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident. The court found that the defendant was liable for the plaintiff's injuries, and awarded damages for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Examples of Spine and Back Injuries in Car Accidents

Rear-End Car Accidents

Rear-end car accidents are a common cause of whiplash injuries. When a car is hit from behind, the impact can cause the cervical spine to hyperextend and then hyperflex, causing damage to the ligaments, muscles, and nerves in the neck. Technical medical terms include cervical acceleration-deceleration injury, whiplash-associated disorder, and post-traumatic headache.

T-Bone Car Accidents

T-bone car accidents occur when one car strikes another from the side. These accidents can cause a range of injuries, including herniated discs, spinal cord injuries, and fractured vertebrae. Technical medical terms include facet joint injury, spondylolisthesis, and spinal cord contusion.

Head-On Car Accidents 

Head-on car accidents can be some of the most severe types of car accidents, as they often involve high speeds and a direct impact. In these accidents, the force of the impact can cause serious spinal injuries, including herniated discs and spinal cord injuries. Technical medical terms include atlanto-occipital dislocation, traumatic central cord syndrome, and burst fracture of the thoracic spine.

Seeking Compensation for Spine and Back Injuries

When seeking compensation for a spine or back injury in a personal injury case, it is important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side. Your lawyer can help you gather the necessary evidence to prove your case, and can work to ensure that you receive the full compensation you are entitled to.

Compensation for spine and back injuries can include medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, calculating damages for these injuries can be challenging, as they may require long-term medical care and ongoing treatment.

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