Spinal Cord Injury

When the spinal column is injured, the damage can affect every area of the body depending on the level of trauma. One of the most common results of serious spinal cord damage is paralysis. There are many degrees of paralysis. These can range from a loss of sensation all the way to complete inability to move the affected area of the body. Paraplegia is the paralysis of the lower half of the body and quadriplegia is the paralysis of all four limbs. These are some of the most serious types of paralysis as they affect every part of a person’s life.

Other health problems can also be associated with spinal cord injuries and may include bladder and bowel complications, inability to regulate blood pressure, reduced control of body temperature, chronic pain, loss of sexual function, and increased susceptibility to respiratory disease. The victims of spinal cord injuries also tend to have shorter lifespans.

What is the Spinal Cord?

The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs from the base of the brain down the back and is encased in the spine. This bundle of nerves may not seem too impressive at first, but the spinal cord connects the rest of the body to the brain, thus allowing for much of the body’s internal transmissions within the nervous system. Your spinal cord carries signals and without it, the brain would not be able to tell your arm to move, your lungs to breathe, or for your mouth to form words.

Causes of Spinal Cord Injury

Auto accidents are the most frequent cause of injury to the spine, accounting for nearly 47% of all spinal cord injuries. Falls come in second at 23%, followed by violent acts at 14%, and sport accidents at 9%.

In some cases, the injury can be the fault of another person. This can occur due to a car accident, defective product, neglected property, or any number of other circumstances. The loss of mobility and quality of life that accompany a spinal cord injury can be overwhelming. Loss of income, long-term medical treatments, therapy, and changes in lifestyle are stressful and debilitating, not only for you but for your loved ones.

When to Call a Personal Injury Lawyer

The aftermath of an injury to the spinal cord can be devastating. You and your family will have to make large adjustments in your lives. You may require physical therapy to regain function and to avoid chronic pain. People with spinal cord injuries may also be unable to return to work. If this was the case for you, then you and your family may be struggling with lost wages in addition to large medical bills.

You do not have to handle this alone. If your spinal cord injury was the result of a motor vehicle accident or any other incident where someone else’s negligence was a contributing factor, you should call an experienced Tucson personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

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Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a spinal cord injury, it is critical that you contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Your attorney needs to have the knowledge and skills necessary to help you find the financial support to put your life back together. Call Grabb & Durando. We will fight for your rights with compassion and determination to help ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.

Call us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys.
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