If you have been injured in a Florida car accident, Florida law mandates that accident victims only have a timeframe of 14 days from the date of the accident to pursue medical care for any injuries connected to the accident.
It is always in your best interest to seek immediate medical attention after an accident. Some injuries may not be apparent until a few days or even weeks following an accident, but a medical professional will help assess any physical damages incurred to help ensure they do not escalate into something more serious.
In addition, if you have been involved in a Hallandale car accident, and you have been diagnosed with or suspect any type of back injury, such as a fractured spine injury, it is imperative that you contact Hallandale car accident attorney, Jason Neufeld for a free consultation. Fractured spine injuries commonly occur during a car accident, and the recuperation from these types of injuries can take several months to heal and often involve surgery, and rehabilitation.
Spine Injury Types
Back fractures consist of five major types:
- Transverse process fractures – caused by extreme sideways bending or rotation of the spine.
- Fracture/dislocation – this may involve both bone and/or soft tissue causing one vertebra to be displaced from the connecting vertebra.
- Compression fracture – the front portion of the vertebra breaks while the back remains in place.
- Flexion/distraction fracture – often caused by a head-on car accident where the upper body is forced forward and the lower body remains suspended by a seatbelt across the lap.
- Axial burst fracture – both front and back of vertebra compress
Jason Neufeld is a professional and compassionate attorney who will fight for the compensation you deserve after a back injury in a Hallandale car accident. Contact his office today for a free consultation.