An Overview Of Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury typically begins with a sudden, traumatic blow to the spine that fractures or dislocates a vertebrae. In a complete spinal cord injury, the brain can’t send messages below the site of the injury, resulting in paralysis. In an incomplete injury, the person has some sensation below the place where they were injured. If you or someone you love has sustained a spinal cord injury, you should contact a skilled attorney at The Law Offices of Jason B. Kessler. We can file a claim for you and negotiate with the insurance company to make sure you receive the maximum monetary compensation possible for your physical injury and emotional suffering.
Spinal cord injuries have many causes. However, they are typically associated with certain types of accidents, including car accidents, workplace accidents, slip and falls, construction accidents, motorcycle accidents, and truck accidents. Spinal cord injuries can result in complications, including nerve damage, inability to walk long distances and the inability to sit still for long periods of time.
Spinal cord injuries are serious medical emergencies that require immediate treatment in order to reduce long-term effects. Specific treatment varies widely depending upon the location of the injury, as well as the extent of the injury. It is very common for spinal cord injuries to require long-term physical therapy and rehabilitation, especially when the injuries impact the victim’s ability to perform everyday tasks. Such injuries can make it nearly impossible for someone to take care of themselves, their children or their families. It can also force a person to give up their career, hobbies and livelihood. Spinal cord injuries can be physically, emotionally and financially devastating. If the injury was due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another person or entity, you may be entitled to monetary compensation.
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