Types Of Back Injuries
Because the back is such an integrated and essential part of the body, there are many ways that it can be harmed. Though not all back injuries are serious, many are, and many have lasting effects on the body. Some of the most common back injuries include:
Any one of these injuries can have serious effects on your life and can even take away your ability to work, spend time with your family, and enjoy hobbies.
Back Injury Accidents
There are lots of ways to injure your back. Some situations, such as lifting heavy objects with your legs, are within your control. Other situations are caused by the negligence, ignorance, or mistakes of another. Below are some common back injury accidents that may entitle the sufferer to a settlement.
Slip and fall accidents
These occur in public areas such as restaurants, bars, theaters, banks, etc. Property owners and managers have a legal responsibility to keep their property clean and safe from slip or tripping hazards. When there is a spill, for example, they are obligated to wipe it up and put out caution signs until the floor is dry again. If they fail to do so and you fall and hurt your back, they should be held responsible for their lapse in proper maintenance.
Car And Motorcycle Accidents
Sometimes car or motorcycle accidents occur due to mutual errors or extenuating circumstances, such as bad weather. Most times, however, they occur because one driver fails to properly follow traffic laws. If you get into an accident with such a driver and you suffer a back injury, the other driver or the other driver’s insurance should pay for the damage they caused to your body.