Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord is an extended channel of nerves covered by bone. Nerve impulses are transmitted through the spinal cord to and from the brain. An injury to this area can affect many different parts of the body. Damage to the spinal cord typically reduces function and sensation in areas such as the:
- Sex organs
Spinal injuries can result in the loss of movement in the extremities and make it difficult for a person to sit, stand or walk. The medical treatment for a damaged spinal cord can include medication, physical therapy and surgery. Many times a person with a spinal cord injury must remain motionless for an extended period of time. Recovery often involves physical therapy and can take many months. Severe injuries can result in permanent disabilities, including paraplegia.
An accident causing a spinal cord injury can occur while you are carrying out your everyday activities. For example, you might receive this type of injury if you are involved in a crash while driving a car or riding a motorcycle or a bus. It could even occur from a simple slip and fall. If the injury wasn't your fault, a member of our legal team can review the incident to determine if you qualify for compensation.
We know that a catastrophic injury like spinal cord damage can create physical hardships for the rest of your life. Our personal injury firm will fully document your claim with extensive medical information and testimony that show the extent of your injuries. We will seek the maximum compensation you deserve for both short and long-term care. Contact our firm today for a free consultation so that we can review the facts of your case and help you determine the next steps you should take.