The spinal cord is a vital part of the nervous system, which basically acts as the communications center of the body. If the spinal cord is damaged in any way, basic operations can become hindered, and the life of the victim may be irreversibly altered. Spinal cord injury victims often lose their ability to perform their job functions, exercise, play sports, or even move. In more serious cases, victims become partially or completely paralyzed. If a victim desires to a make a full recovery, which is never guaranteed, he or she will likely have to undergo extensive medical treatments and physical therapy for months or even years, the costs of which can be very, very steep.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident that was caused the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation for all related damages, including medical care expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. At Crowell Law Offices, our passion for our work in the legal field stems from compassion for our clients. Our experienced Sacramento personal injury attorneys always put their client’s interests ahead of their own and work hard to ensure that the client gets what he or she needs to get back to a better life. Call us today at (916) 303-2800 for a free case evaluation.
The brain and the spinal cord make up the central nervous system. The spinal cord is a tunnel-like mass of nerves that acts as an information highway. It carries signals and messages from the brain to the rest of the body. The bony vertebral column, which protects the spinal cord, is made up of 31 segments. Any damage to the vertebral column or the nerves in the spinal cord can lead to devastating effects, depending on the location and the extent of the injury.
A spinal cord injury accident can happen anywhere in a multitude of different ways. However, there are places and circumstances in which spinal cord injuries occur more often than in others, including auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, on-the-job accidents, medical malpractice, or swimming pool accidents. A dependable attorney can conduct an investigation of the accident and use the findings to establish cause and liability.
So-called “complete” spinal cord injuries are ones that lead to the total loss of sensation and mobility below the injury area. They are usually the result of blood loss, pressure, or bruising. An incomplete spinal cord injury involves the partial loss of sensation or mobility below the injury area and can be classified into one of the following categories:
The road to recovery may be long and tough, but with the assistance of an attorney at Crowell Law Offices, you can attain a better life. Contact us today.