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Massachusetts Spinal Cord & Back Injuries

Boston Spinal Cord and Back Injury Lawyers

Ranging from mild to severe and caused by any number of factors, back and spine injuries can be difficult to deal with and to understand. Moreover, because many back injuries are long-term or have significant effects, the cost of treating them can quickly pile up. At Feinberg & Alban, P.C., a qualified and experienced Boston spine injury attorney can help you discuss your options for collecting compensation following an accident or incident that may leave you hurt, impaired, or disabled.

Causes of back and spinal cord injuries

Most back and spinal cord injuries result from collision, impact, or other accident, or by excessive or repetitive motion. While automobile accidents are a leading cause of back and spinal cord injuries, certain labor-related occupations—such as those in construction—put workers at greater risk for back injury. Common causes of back and spine injury include the following:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Other traumas
  • Heavy repetitive lifting
  • Static posture (sitting or standing)
  • Repetitive bending, twisting, pushing, pulling, or lifting
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Twisting and lifting
  • Excessive vibration while driving (such as for truck drivers)
  • Fatigue or poor muscle endurance, due to excessive overtime or an unreasonable work-to-rest ratio

Oftentimes, especially with labor-related injuries, there is not one specific incident that causes back injury, but rather a gradual build-up of harmful activities or motions. Victims of this type of injury have equal rights to pursue compensation as those involved in accidents, falls, and other traumas. A Boston construction lawyer from Feinberg & Alban, P.C. can provide further information.

Diagnosing back and spine injuries

Diagnosis for spine and back injuries typically involves one of the following three forms of radiographic imaging:

  • X-ray. An X-ray can provide information on fractures of vertebrae, and is usually the first imaging test performed. However, if a physician believes that the injury may be neurological, other types of images will be necessary.
  • CT scan. CT, or computed tomography, is a similar image to an X-ray, but provides more detail, such as the ability to detect very small fractures and tears and neurological damage. Additionally, a CT scan can be performed on the head.
  • MRI. MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, detects injuries involving intervertebral discs, spinal ligaments, and paraspinal soft tissues. Additionally, it is easier to identify epidural hematomas with an MRI than with a CT scan.

Treatment

Treatment for back and spinal injuries is largely dependent on the nature of the injury. Unfortunately, certain spinal cord injuries are impossible to heal. But regardless of the treatment cycle ahead, it can be a long and costly road. An attorney can help you seek coverage that allows for continued management of long-term conditions.

No one protects your rights more fervently than Feinberg & Alban, P.C.

At Feinberg & Alban, P.C., our law firm pursues your claim aggressively. We are relentless advocates for our clients while maintaining a professional and well-respected demeanor. If you or a loved one has been injured, call us immediately at 1.800.479.9991 or contact us online.

Feinberg & Alban, P.C. fervently protects your rights
  • The Boston firm of Feinberg & Alban, P.C. specializes its practice in the area of personal injury.

    The attorneys serve the entire state of Massachusetts in addition to affiliating with lawyers in other states to handle cases outside of Massachusetts.

  • $7.7 Million Award for Feinberg & Alban Client in Personal Injury Trial

    Boston Attorneys Win Highest Injury Verdict in Massachusetts in 2011 & 2012.

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  • "Robert was so accommodating to the special circumstances of our case and our family.He came to our home for meetings,for our convenience. He kept us informed and prepared for all stages of the process. He was always reachable and responsive. Robert worked tireless for us and towards the best possible outcome. Our case was recently settled for what Robert anticipated. I cannot imagine a more positive experience. I would choose Robert all over again."

  • "Colleen Santora was very attentive to my needs throughout the duration of my cases. Additionally, she was very effective in communicating with me regarding any issues that came up or any questions that I had. I felt that Colleen was truly on my side, and this greatly decreased the level of stress that I felt during the duration of my cases. I am very happy with the results that Colleen was able to achieve for me, and I highly recommend her for those seeking legal counsel in the Boston area."

  • "Robert Feinberg and Colleen Santora represented me in a case that lasted almost four years. They showed consistently superior professionalism, skill, and knowledge throughout the process, and worked tirelessly with persistence and patience to achieve an excellent settlement. Moreover, they placed a high degree of importance on ethical behavior and honest communication. I recommend them and the firm unequivocally."

  • "My Family contacted Feinberg & Alban after my mother was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. She suffered a life threating brain hemorrhage, a broken neck, and will be affected by traumatic brain injury symptoms for the rest of her life. Thanks to the efforts of Robert and his team my mother was accepted as a patient by the best neurological doctors and health care professionals in the state of Massachusetts. Ultimately Robert was able to negotiate a very favorable settlement for my mother. I would highly recommend Feinberg & Alban to anyone with a personal injury case."

  • "So glad that Feinberg & Alban were recommended to me after I was injured in a car accident. I'd never been in an accident before, didn't know what to do, didn't know how to deal with the insurance companies, didn't know what to expect with the process. Fortunately, Marsha Alban is experienced, knowledgeable and excellent at her job. She put me at ease right away, and explained the options I had. Throughout the process, Marsha and her team handled everything, keeping me apprised along the way. I'm pleased with the outcome and happy that I had Feinberg and Alban on my side."

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