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Nothing is more important than recovery and compensation for your loved one after a severe injury. 

Experienced Lumbar Disk Injury Lawyer

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There are five (5) lumbar vertebrae located in the lower back. The nerves in the lumbar area send signals to the low back, buttocks and legs. A “complete” lumbar disk injury will result in paraplegia, the inability to move or have sensation in one’s legs.

An “incomplete” lumbar disk injury can result in loss of sensation and movement or weakness and loss of agility. So, in some cases even those with an incomplete injury will find it helpful or necessary to use a walker or a wheelchair.

Other typical problems faced by persons with lumbar disk injuries include:

  • Impotence/sexual difficulties
  • Incontinence and/or bowel problems
  • Pressures sores
  • Blood clots

The Importance Of Rehabilitation For Lumbar Spine Injury

There is a great deal that can be done for persons who have suffered paraplegia from injuries in the lumbar region. While treatment cannot reverse paralysis, physical therapy and occupational therapy can restore mobility and independence to a great degree.

Most people can return to work or school. Adaptive equipment can be purchased — wheelchairs and adapted cars/vans. Changes can be made in the home to allow wheelchair accessibility.

Full And Fair Compensation For Victims Of Lumbar Disk Injuries

Injuries to the lumbar region of the spine are most common in car and other motor vehicle accidents, as well as in sports injuries and falls. If your injury was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another, you have a right to compensation for medical and rehabilitation costs, adaptive equipment and accessibility improvements to your home.

The San Francisco personal injury attorneys at work closely with clients to ensure they receive accurate diagnoses and appropriate medical and rehabilitation treatment. Our decades of experience handling serious injury cases, including spinal cord injuries, and our access to medical and investigative experts have resulted in a track record of successful results for past clients.

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For more information or to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer about your lower back injuries claim, contact . Or call us at 415-421-7995 or toll-free at 888-745-2988.

Jeffrey R. Smith

Jeffrey R. Smith

Managing Partner

Robert B. Waldsmith

Robert J. Waldsmith

Partner, 1999

William B. Smith

William B. Smith

Partner, 1978

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Vehicle Accidents

There are two things to establish in any motor vehicle accident case: the cause of the accident (fault) and the full cost of the injuries and losses. As we prepare your case, we will investigate both of these.

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People suffering from a brain injury, spinal cord injury or other severe injury will require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitative therapy and other long-term care.

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Sports

injuries

Claims related to sports and recreation injuries can be complicated. These cases often include issues involving waivers and the “assumption of risk” defense.

Brain

& Spine Injuries

When you or a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), life changes dramatically. Even mild TBIs can lead to years of recovery and rehabilitation.

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The personal injury attorneys at the law firm of Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP have more than 100 years of combined experience guiding clients through the legal process.

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