San Diego, California, Back Injury Lawyers Berman & Riedel, LLP

Last Updated on: 7th February 2019, 11:33 am

By: William M. Berman, Attorney at Law


AUTO ACCIDENT PRACTICE – Back injuries are one of the most common injuries that people experience following an auto accident. Back injuries can range from being minor in nature to serious and debilitating, and may even go undetected for some time following an accident. Therefore, it is extremely important to see a doctor if you experience any type of back pain following a trauma incident such as an auto accident. If left untreated, even minor back injuries can severely limit an individuals ability to function on a day-to-day basis.

Below are a few of the more common back injuries:

• Strains and Sprains
               A strain is a stretched or torn muscle or tendon. Tendons are essentially tissues that connect muscle to bone. It is the twisting or pulling of these tissues that can result in a strain. A sprain is a stretched or torn ligament. Ligaments are tissues that connect bones at the joint. Similar to a strain, a sprain can be caused by twisting or sudden impact.

• Herniated Discs and Sciatica
               Our backbones are made up of several bones that have soft disks in between them. A herniated disc occurs when one of these discs slips out of place. Sometimes it can press on a nerve, which then causes additional pain often referred to as sciatica.


• Compression Fractures
               Compression fractures occur when the spine is compressed in such a manner that it collapses. Individuals with compression fractures often note a loss in their overall height.

Treatment for these common back injuries are wide-ranging and can include anti-inflammatory medicines, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment and sometimes surgery. Thankfully, most people do recover when treatment is provided in a timely manner. That is why it is so important to see your doctor directly following an auto accident.

The attorneys at Berman & Riedel, LLP, understand the tremendous impact that a back injury can have on a person’s life. That is why the attorneys at Berman & Riedel, LLP, are dedicated to recovering just compensation on behalf of their clients that have suffered injury as a result of another’s negligent or intentional acts.

William M. Berman is an attorney with Berman & Riedel, LLP, a civil litigation firm with extensive experience handling personal injury and wrongful death matters including serious back injury claims caused by auto accidents and other traumatic events.

About Berman & Riedel, LLP firm managing partner attorney William M. Berman:

Attorney William M. Berman focuses his practice in the areas of catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death and elder abuse and neglect. Strictly a plaintiffs’ dedicated firm, he never represents insurance companies in the defense of claims. Mr. Berman’s firm remains staunchly committed to helping those who have suffered serious injury or loss due the negligence, intentional misconduct or wrongful acts of others.

Mr. Berman has grown his firm to what is considered one of the largest and most successful elder abuse/neglect practices within California. Through his continued successes in handling claims involving nursing home and elder abuse and neglect, Mr. Berman remains a prominent figure in advocating on behalf of this vulnerable class of citizens.

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Attorney Bill Berman

William M. Berman, Esquire
Berman & Riedel, LLP
12264 El Camino Real, Suite 300
San Diego, California 92130
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