Whether by a fall or motor vehicle accident, spinal injuries can be catastrophic and life changing.
These types of injuries can be catastrophic
Spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord—the bundle of nerves that travel along the backbone, carrying messages between the brain and body. Injury to the spinal cord can cause complete or partial loss of motor control (paralysis) and sensation. Beyond arms and legs, the spinal cord is responsible for many bodily functions, like breathing, bladder control and sexual functions. Because of this, spinal cord injuries can cause a surprising range of serious and lifelong health challenges. In many cases, a spinal cord injury involves far more than a one-time medical cost. Treatments such as epidural injections, disk replacement or fusions are common in the most serious cases.
Spinal Cord Injury Cases
In spinal cord injury cases, damages are considered for far beyond the costs of medical expenses and “pain and suffering.” Since the injury can have permanent and life-altering effects, there may also be be the costs of ongoing health care and rehabilitation, assistive devices (like a wheelchair), and modifications to the injured person’s home (such as ramps and stair lifts). Spinal cord injury lawsuits usually involve more complex legal and medical issues than those in other injury cases. Please give yourself or your injured loved one that best chances at optimal compensation by speaking with a qualified personal injury attorney as soon as possible.