Back Injuries from Car Accidents – Personal Injury Law

Back Injuries from Car Accidents

Car accidents place enormous strains on the body. The sudden force and deceleration from a car accident may compress or damage the back. The complicated bones and discs that form the spine can be seriously damaged. Car accidents may cause herniated (slipped) discs, ruptured discs or compressed discs.

What is Herniated Disc?

The spine consists of a column of 33 bones (vertebrae) that extend from the skull to the pelvis. Between each of these bones is a band of cartilage (a spinal intervertebral disk) that acts as a shock absorber between the bones. These vertebrae are grouped into three sections according to location: cervical spine (neck), thoracic spine (middle back), and lumbar spine (lower back).personal injury law

A herniated disc (called a slipped disc) is a fragment of the disc nucleus which is pushed out of the outer disc margin, into the spinal canal through a tear or “rupture” in the case of a disc rupture (ruptured disc). In the herniated disc’s new position, it is a bulging disc and presses on spinal nerves, producing pain down the accompanying leg. This produces a sharp, severe pain down the entire leg and into the foot. The spinal canal has limited space which is inadequate for the spinal nerve and the displaced herniated disc fragment.

Recovering for Pain and Suffering

These injuries may have severe consequence for work and everyday life. If you have suffered from from a severe injury, you may require years of therapy and treatment. You may not be able to do certain everyday activities.

Claims for Compensation

If you have a severe injury from a car accident, you may be able to qualify for insurance compensation. Certain factors may depend on how the accident occurred and the laws in your state.

Case Assessment: find help for your injury

If you or a loved one has suffered from a serious injury, we may conduct an inquiry to find out if insurance policies and liable parties may have to provide you compensation for your injuries. If you believe some product, circumstance or individual may have been responsible for your accident, describe the details below.

The attorneys in our network will typically take cases at no upfront fee.

Asian stocks lower after Wall Street fall, Brexit approval

BEIJING (AP) — Most Asian stock markets declined Thursday after Wall Street fell for a fifth day and Britain’s Cabinet endorsed a draft agreement to leave the European Union.

KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 lost 0.7 percent to 21,686.71 points and Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 retreated 0.6 percent to 5,696.00. The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.3 percent to 2,641.21 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng advanced 0.1 percent to 25,689.00. Jakarta gained while New Zealand, Taiwan and other Southeast Asian markets declined.

WALL STREET: U.S. markets were dragged down by losses for tech companies, banks and insurers. Apple Inc. lost 2.8 percent. Bond prices rose as traders shifted money into low-risk assets. That pulled yields down, which hurts banks by driving interest rates on loans lower. Energy stocks rebounded as crude oil prices snapped a 12-day losing streak. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 0.8 percent to 2,701.58. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.8 percent to 25,080.50. The Nasdaq composite dropped 0.9 percent to 7,136.39.

BREXIT: Prime Minister Theresa May persuaded the British Cabinet to back an agreement to separate from the European Union, triggering the final steps toward Brexit. May said the decision is a “decisive step” toward finalizing the exit deal with the EU within days, though it was unclear whether Parliament will go along. The deal would allow Britain to stay in a customs union, bound by EU rules, while the two sides negotiate a trade treaty. EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said the two sides agreed to avoid a “hard border” between Ireland, a member of the trade bloc, and Northern Ireland.

ANALYST’S TAKE: “Despite the U.K. cabinet backing the new Brexit draft plan, the boost for markets had been short-lived with the sea of worries overruling sentiment,” said Jingyi Pan of IG in a report. Asian markets are “taking after the poor leads from Wall Street” due to “little data” due out in the region.

AUSTRALIAN JOBS: Government data showed employment rose by 32,800 in October, above market expectations for a gain of 20,000. The jobless rate stayed at 5 percent. The annual rate of job creation rose to 2.5 percent.

ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude lost 32 cents to $55.93 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose 56 cents on Wednesday to close at $56.25. Brent crude, used to price international oils, fell 24 cents to $65.88 per barrel in London. It gained 65 cents the previous session to $66.12.

CURRENCY: The dollar weakened to 113.47 yen from Wednesday’s 113.63 yen. The euro strengthened to $1.1323 from $1.1309.

Texas unemployment rate reaches a 42-year low

Texas’ jobless rate in October dipped to 3.7 percent from 3.8 percent in September — the lowest level since the state started tracking unemployment data in 1976.

The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday said state employers added 32,300 worker to their payroll, marking the 28th consecutive month of job growth.

variety of growing industries,” TWC Chair Ruth R. Hughs said in a news release. “Texas is a state that always welcomes new employers and also supports our homegrown businesses, offering them the tools they need to succeed and build on our continued success as a global economic leader.”

The national unemployment rate also was 3.7 percent, holding steady from September.

For Texas, the overall growth rate was 3.1 percent, with goods-producing industries growing at a brisk 6.6 percent.

Employers in the trade, transportation and utilities sector led the hiring trend with 8,900 positions added over the month. Other strong sectors included leisure and hospitality with 8,700 jobs, followed by education and health services with 5,100 new jobs.

Mining and logging, which takes in oil and gas jobs, added 4,300 workers; the construction industry grew by 1,500 positions.

According to the non-seasonally-adjusted state data, the Midland metropolitan statistical area had the lowest unemployment rate of 2.1 percent. The San Antonio-New Braunfels metro area came in at 3 percent.