What You Need to Know About Spinal Cord Injuries

What You Need to Know About Spinal Cord InjuriesThere are many causes for spinal cord injuries, but a common cause are motorcycle accidents, falls, or car accidents. When you suffer from a spinal cord injury, you can have long lasting pain and disability. If you have experienced severe damage, you may find it difficult to do even the simplest of tasks, even breathing, or performing daily activities.

Main Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

A main cause of spinal cord injuries is a sudden force or trauma applied to your neck and back. This routinely occurs in car accidents, or slip and fall cases. When that force impacts your spine, it damages the vertebrae and discs in your back which can paralyze you and cause immense pain.

Spinal Cord Injuries and Prognosis

Your spinal cord acts as a relay station that transmits messages to and from your brain and the rest of your body. If the nerve endings in your spine are damaged, it can cause serious and even fatal consequences, such as:

  • Paralyzing your arms or legs
  • Loss of the ability to breathe without the assistance.
  • Unable to control bowel and bladder movements
  • Loss of sexual function

Spinal cord injuries are incredibly debilitating. Suddenly the injured person cannot work, has rising medical costs, and care taking requirements around the clock. Often these injuries are permanent and do not improve over time.

Liability and Spinal Injuries

If you have suffered a spinal injury due to someone else’s negligent actions, you have the right to be compensated for your damages. For example, if you were walking into a store where there was a spill, and the property did not warn you of the spill, and you fell and suffered a spinal injury, that property owner may be liable. It can be difficult to prove liability; that’s why you need an experienced personal injury attorney to assist you.

If you have suffered a spinal injury, call Todd R. Durham at 214-222-4000 to set up your free initial consultation and case review today. We are happy to assist you in getting the money you deserve. 

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