Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are life altering
Spinal cord injuries are caused when delicate spinal cord tissue is bruised, torn, or crushed. The spinal cord is the column of nerve tissue that is protected by the bones of the spine, which delivers messages from the brain to the rest of the body. When the spinal cord is injured, the messages from the brain can no longer flow through the damaged area, cutting off information between the brain and certain parts of the body.
Usually, the functions of the body located above the point of injury will continue to work normally, while the areas of the body located below the point of injury will be impaired. Impairment can include motor and/or sensory deficits, breathing problems, and bowel and bladder dysfunctions.
Many spinal cord injuries result in permanent disability or paralysis. Paralysis can involve all four extremities, called quadriplegia, or only the lower body, called paraplegia, and can be complete or partial. Most spinal cord injuries are caused by—
The prognosis for recovery from a particular spinal cord injury depends upon where the spinal cord has been injured, the severity of the injury, and which nerve fibers are damaged. Normally, some recovery is expected within the first six months following the injury. After six months, additional recovery becomes harder and less likely. Therefore, a rehabilitation program must be started as soon as possible after an injury.
When considering compensation it must be taken into account that the person who suffered a spinal cord injury may have long term or permanent rehabilitation needs, diminished life expectancy, an inability to work, and will require a complete readjustment to daily living activities, and psychological treatments to help deal with these.
Protect your rights to maximum compensation—call Legome & Associates today
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, you should speak with an experienced spinal cord injury attorney who will evaluate your case with you, as close to the injury as possible, to ensure that your legal rights are fully assessed and protected.
The attorneys of Legome & Associates are experienced litigators in spinal cord injury claims. We assess the viability of your spinal cord injury claim, explain what you can expect at every step of your spinal cord injury case, and take action on your behalf, such as, researching the law, interviewing witnesses, collecting records, conferring with expert consultants, planning the legal strategy of your claim, and negotiating with insurance companies and opposing counsel. We are experienced, successful, and compassionate professions with the best interests of our clients as our top priority.
For a free consultation to discuss your spinal cord injury case, please call Legome & Associates at 856-528-3284 or click here to contact us online.