A spinal cord injury disrupts communication between the brain and the body. They can be sustained from injury to the cord itself due to damage to surrounding bones, tissues, or blood vessels. Depending on the location and severity of the injury, sensory, motor and involuntary reflexes such as speaking, walking or even breathing may be affected.

Spinal cord injuries can be physically, emotionally, and financially devastating. If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord injury, you may be able to file a claim for compensation regarding medical expenses, rehabilitation expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages related to the injury. Contact a lawyer specializing in personal injury as soon as possible to make sure your legal rights are protected.

According to the Mayo Clinic, the most common causes of spinal cord injuries are:

– Car accidents and motorcycle accidents – 50%
– Falls (which are the leading cause in people over the age of 65) – 22%
– Gunshots, knife wounds, and other acts of violence – 15%
– Impact sports, diving, trampoline, and other sports-related accidents – 8%
– Infections and diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, polio, and arthritis

If someone else’s negligent or criminal act (for example, selling a defective product or driving under the influence) contributed to your spinal cord injury, you may be able to recover compensation from people or entities responsible.

Contact Nichols Law Offices for a free consultation to see how we can help you.