In short, a spinal cord injury disrupts communication between the brain and the body. Spinal cord injuries can be sustained from damage to the cord itself or due to injury to surrounding bones, tissues or blood vessels. Depending on the site and severity of the injury, sensory, motor and involuntary reflexes such as speaking, walking or even breathing may be impacted.
Spinal cord injuries can be physically, emotionally and financially overwhelming. If you or someone you know has suffered a spinal cord injury, you may be able to file a claim for extensive compensation for 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 percent)
Falls (22 percent), which are the leading cause in people over the age of 65
Impact sports, diving, trampoline and other sports-related accidents (8 percent)
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.
Personal injury consultations are always free. If someone you know has suffered a spinal cord injury that you think may be due to someone else's negligence or carelessness, we can help. Contact Nichols Law Offices, PLLC, for a free consultation to see how we can help you. Integrity. Attention to detail. Making a difference. Please feel free to call us at 315-640-4216 or complete our online contact form.