A spinal cord injury involves damage to the spinal cord and nerve roots. Common causes of spinal cord injury include car accidents, falls, violent acts, and non-traumatic disorders.
This type of injury temporarily or permanently stops or alters the brain’s ability to communicate with other body parts. Common types of spinal cord injury include contusion (bruising of the spinal cord), compression (pressure on the spinal cord), and laceration (severed nerve fibers).
Severe cases of this type of injury result in paralysis – loss of muscle control and movement – as well as the loss of sensation and function below the point of injury. Most people with spinal cord injuries typically regain some functions within six months with the help of rehabilitation. Unfortunately, the likelihood of recovery substantially diminishes after that time period has passed.
It is imperative to understand that any injury to the spinal cord is cause for concern, and the impact of even the mildest form of damage can be severe. You may be out of work temporarily, which means not having a means to pay for medical bills or provide for your family. Furthermore, it can result in long-term pain which can cause a serious detriment to your quality of life and long-term health.
Whether temporary or permanent, any type of injury to the spinal cord is considered catastrophic. If you suffered a spinal cord injury caused by the negligent actions of another party, Eliot Reiner APLC is ready to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve. With more than 25 years of experience, our Sacramento personal injury lawyer can thoroughly evaluate your case and determine all of your legal options in order to get the best results possible and help you make a full recovery.
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