Spinal cord injuries are often life changing and can occur in a number of ways. It can happen to a perfectly healthy person via car accident, gunshot or a fall. It can also be a result of an illness such as polio or spinal bifida. Regardless of the cause, spinal cord injuries result in a loss of mobility and/or feeling, meaning that a person may not be able to move or feel certain portions of their body.
As many personal injury lawyers know, the spinal cord does not have to be severed; any kind of damage to the spinal cord can cause a person to lose mobility and/or feeling. That’s why personal injury lawyers take every spinal cord injury especially serious. A spinal cord injury may be complete meaning that a person has absolutely no feeling or voluntary movement below a certain area, or incomplete meaning that there is only a partial function loss below the affected area.
Depending on the severity of the individual case, there are advanced treatments available with promising results. Still, personal injury lawyers are often faced with cases that are permanent. Particularly in those more serious cases, we strongly advise that you retain a personal injury lawyer. A spinal cord injury is serious and a personal injury lawyer can help you receive the compensation you’re entitled to.