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Can a Car Accident Cause Scoliosis?

Can a Car Accident Cause Scoliosis?

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Can a Car Accident Cause Scoliosis?

A car accident can lead to many different devastating consequences for someone who is seriously hurt. Even more frustrating is the realization that this accident could have been avoided and that you're left suffering the consequences because of someone else's negligent or reckless behavior.

If you find yourself in this circumstance, the experienced lawyers from Morgan and Morgan are here to help guide you through the process and support you with your next steps. The attorneys at Morgan and Morgan know how complicated it can be to protect your interests and ensure that you have the right considerations in mind.

Many cases of scoliosis are idiopathic, which means there is no known cause that leads to the development of this condition. However, certain kinds of physical trauma, like the kinds of injuries that may be associated with a motor vehicle accident can lead to scoliosis. This is known as a separate condition explained as traumatic scoliosis.

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  • What are Causes of Car Accidents?

    When you get hurt in a serious accident, you may not even realize immediately what happened. It may take some time to understand from the police report, eyewitness testimony, or even videos of the accident what really caused you to suffer. You may later realize that you are a victim of a personal injury accident and that someone else's negligent or reckless behavior is behind the accident itself. In these circumstances, it is imperative to have the support of an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury lawyer. A personal injury attorney can tell you more about what may have contributed to the accident and can begin to collect evidence that can ultimately support your grounds for compensation. You have so many different things to think about in the wake of a serious accident that you should only entrust your case to a knowledgeable and talented personal injury lawyer.

  • What Is Traumatic Scoliosis?

    A human spine is made up of many small bones that protect the spinal cord. Small discs of cartilage help cushion the vertebrae in the spine. Any abnormality or sudden change of the vertebrae or these discs can lead to curvature of the spine, possibly even leading to scoliosis. Physical trauma can impact this curvature and cause immediate damage to the vertebrae of the spine. This is especially true in those cases in which a person does not realize the extent of their injuries and does not get help sooner rather than later. Your symptoms may become more severe over time as you develop problems with your spine.

    Scoliosis is typically diagnosed in children between the ages of 10 and 15, but traumatic scoliosis can be problematic for adults. If you are not yet sure whether or not you have developed scoliosis because of a car accident, you need to share these concerns with a lawyer. The attorneys at Morgan and Morgan can help you answer the question, "Can a car accident cause scoliosis?" Our team can then help you to understand your legal rights in terms of recovering compensation if this is the case.

  • What to Know About Back Pain After a Car Accident?

    Back pain is one of the most common signs and symptoms associated with car accidents because of the pressure put on the spine during a crash. The force of the impact between two vehicles can cause a body to get jostled around, impacting the spine and hurting back muscles. Spinal misalignments are also commonly diagnosed after acute car accident injuries. One of the most challenging aspects of back pain after a car accident is because you may not experience back pain right away. The adrenaline and shock of living through the accident can keep you from feeling any pain at first. However, as hours and days go by, you may begin to notice that you're suffering serious consequences in the form of back pain.

    In order to get an appropriate diagnosis for back pain, you should first visit a physician. Your doctor may also recommend that you go to a specialist to get a more comprehensive evaluation and to identify what may be causing any discomfort or pain. If it is the case that scoliosis is what is behind your car accident injury, you need to consult with a personal injury lawyer about recovering compensation from the party that caused your accident. You may only be able to recover compensation in a lawsuit when you file in a timely fashion.

    There are many different kinds of back injuries that can impact you after a vehicle accident, and you need a lawyer to tell the story of how that back injury has influenced your life. It is likely the case that you might have multiple injuries associated with the incident, including those affecting your back.

  • Who Pays My Medical Bills After a Back Injury?

    If you were hurt in a vehicle accident that led to a back injury, you probably have many questions about how your care will be managed. Your doctor might be telling you about rehabilitation treatment and other options to assist you with your back injury. But you may simply see all of the dollar signs and worry about your next steps. It is crucial to consult with an experienced and qualified lawyer to help you in this process to ensure that you have the support of an experienced attorney to guide you through the legal process. While the facts of the case might seem relatively simple to you, it is imperative to have a lawyer in your corner advocating for your best interests and ensuring that you have the best chance of recovering compensation.

    Before moving forward with a legal case, contact the attorneys at Morgan and Morgan. You may be able to cover your medical bills by filing a lawsuit against the responsible party. The laws of your individual state will determine your next steps.

  • How Is Scoliosis Impacted by a Car Accident?

    The official condition of scoliosis is associated with the spine slowly curving sideways. Many cases of scoliosis do not cause any major pain symptoms. However, more severe cases of scoliosis can be serious because they can negatively impact your mobility. Scoliosis typically worsens over time. Many overall cases of scoliosis do not have any specific cause and are associated with common growth periods.

    Acute injuries, however, could also lead to spinal issues that get worse over the course of time and ultimately develop into scoliosis. Traumatic scoliosis trauma to the spine can impact alignment now and in the future.

  • What are the Symptoms of Traumatic Scoliosis?

    If you're experiencing back pain after a car accident but are unsure if it is tied to scoliosis or some other condition, it is so important to get medical attention as soon as possible so that your doctor can evaluate your case and decide your next steps. If you experience any pain in your back after a motor vehicle accident, tell your doctor about it. It is also important to inform your physician if the condition gets worse. The severity of a spinal injury may not be readily apparent, but failing to treat it could lead to additional curvature problems.

    Some of the most common symptoms of traumatic scoliosis include one hip higher than another, an uneven rib cage, feelings of strain and pain throughout your leg muscles and lower back, numbness or tingling in your limbs due to pinched nerves, and uneven shoulders. Doctors will use diagnostic tools such as X-rays and other imaging tests to identify any structural damage to your spine.

    Back injuries are especially difficult to recover from and you may need to stay in bed until you have fully healed, causing you to miss income and other opportunities in your life. If this is the case for you, you may be entitled to legal compensation for the expenses and losses that you experience.

  • What Will My Lawyer Do First?

    Your lawyer will look at all aspects of your case and the extent of your injuries when deciding how to move forward with your legal claim. Your attorney plays a key role in crafting your case, especially if you get an offer for settlement from the other side at any point in that process. Your lawyer will gather all evidence and create the initial paperwork to file your claim. As your case unfolds, your lawyer will also tell you more about what to expect at each phase. You need to trust in your attorney's experience and familiarity with this area of the law.

    If you have experienced spinal injuries due to the negligence of someone else, don’t wait to contact Morgan & Morgan for a free, no-obligation case evaluation to learn more about your options.

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