Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Spinal cord injuries can cause severe suffering, paralysis, and even death. The cause is generally trauma, or an impact to the spine that breaks or dislocates the vertebrae. The largest number of these injuries occur due to auto accidents, which account for nearly half of all spinal cord injuries. In many cases, the injury is the fault of another driver, a poorly manufactured product, or hazardous property. When such a problem exists, the harm may have a legal claim.
One of the first steps is contacting a personal injury attorney. The Law Office of Brian T. Smith can help you in pursuing spinal cord injury claims. If you or someone you know has suffered a spinal injury, it may be in your rights to file a legal claim against the perpetrator that caused the injury. We believe every injury is personal and want to help you recover damages for your medical bills and pain and suffering.
Spinal chord injury cases have many intricacies and cases vary depending upon the severity of the paralysis. Injury to the spinal cord, which consists of a bundle of nerves that proceed from the base of the brain and down the back, can result in loss of cessation and movement, including paralysis of all four limbs, or quadriplegia, and paralysis of the lower half of the body, paraplegia. Victims tend to have shorter lifespans and can have other health problems including bladder and bodily complications, an inability to adjust blood pressure, decreases and increases in body temperature, chronic pain and increased susceptibility to respiratory problems.
Nearly 80 percent of spinal cord injuries happen to men, and are generally younger, with the average age of 35. However, studies show that more women have experienced spinal cord injuries in recent years and victims have included more elderly individuals.
Questions About Spinal Cord Injury Claims
There are basically two types of spinal cord injuries, complete and partial. In complete spinal cord injuries, there is a loss of sine below the point of loss, with both sides of the body usually affected. This can result in paralysis of all four limbs, quadriplegia, or the diminish half of the body, understood as paraplegia. Victims with partial spinal cord injuries may be able to move one limb or part of the body more than the other or have more feeling on one side of his or her body. If you or a loved one has been affected by spinal cord injuries when an accident could have been prevented, contact the Law Office of Brian T. Smith today.