Nerves comprising the spinal cord play an important role in your ability to live a normal life and any problem with these nerves can have a serious impact on your life. Injuries to your back and spinal cord can be extremely devastating and hurt you mentally and physically. In case you have suffered injuries to your back or spinal cord due to another party’s negligence, it’s time for you to call a professional and experienced Montgomery back and spine injury lawyer immediately.
Here at the Vance Law Firm, our team of dedicated, respectful and compassionate lawyers specializing in spinal cord and back injury cases can help you get fair compensation for your injuries, and pain and suffering. Our team of Montgomery personal injury lawyers has deep and rich expertise in this area and we will make sure you get fair financial compensation for damages suffered by you.
What are Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injury?
A spinal cord injury may happen due to a variety of reasons. Even though the causes may vary but most of these have the common theme of avoidable and careless actions by one or multiple parties. The National Spinal Cord Injury Center released a report titled “Recent Trends in Causes of Spinal Cord Injury” in 2016. In this report, they listed the leading causes of spinal cord injuries in the US as follows:
Falls accounted for 29.5% of SCI and it includes slip and fall accidents, scaffolding falls as well as falls from heights. Vehicular accidents accounted for 39% of the injuries and these include truck accidents, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, road accidents and ATV accidents. Some of the other main causes of spinal cord injuries include pedestrian accidents, object strikes, machine accidents and assaults.
It is important information for survivors of spinal cord injuries as well as their loved ones as it is directly related to the amount of compensation one can get for SCI. In case a person gets injured due to the negligent acts or omissions of another party which means they failed to act as they should have, the victim might get substantial financial compensation.
What Are Different Types of Spine Injuries?
These injuries can be categorized into 2 main types such as complete injuries and incomplete injuries. Here is a short description of these types.
It’s a type of injury where the nerves get completely blocked at a point which means the spine is completely unable to send any signals below the point of injury. Simply put, it results in partial or complete loss of movement and sensation.
As the name suggests, the injured person can feel some kind of sensation below the point of injury and might also have some movement. Simply put, the end result isn’t as devastating as the complete injury which results in paralysis.
The amount of compensation you may get for your injuries depends to a large extent on the type of spinal cord injury you have suffered. As far as the success of your claim is concerned, it depends on the type of legal representation you choose to have. This is the reason, we recommend hiring the services of a professional and experienced law firm such as the Vance Law Firm. Our team of lawyers specializes in representing victims of spinal cord and back injuries, and we have successfully won hundreds of such cases for our clients, over the years.
What Are Signs and Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injuries?
Common symptoms of injuries to the spine include:
- Feeling of extreme pressure or pain in the back, head or neck
- Difficulty in coordinating any part of the body
- Paralysis or weakness in any part of the body
- Loss of sensation, tingling or numbness in your toes, feet, fingers or hands
- Difficult to walk and balance
- Twisted or oddly positioned back or neck
- Difficulty in breathing after suffering an injury
- Loss of bladder or bowel control, and loss of movement
- Complete or partial loss of sensation such as the ability to feel touch, cold and heat
- Spasms or exaggerated reflex activities
- Changes in fertility levels, sexual sensitivity, and sexual function
- Difficulty in coughing, breathing or clearing any secretions from the lungs
- An intense tingling sensation or pain due to damaged nerve fibers in the spinal cord
Why do I Need Montgomery Back and Spine Injury Lawyer for My Case?
An individual usually completely recovers from most injuries. However, spinal cord injuries are different. In many cases, people suffering from spinal cord injuries often feel the effect for their entire lives. In fact, many people might need ongoing medical care for many years after suffering the injury.
Thanks to technological advances, a spinal cord injury today doesn’t mean the end of normal life. It is entirely possible to live a fulfilling life after suffering a spinal cord injury. In fact, many people suffering from these injuries go on to participate in marathons or play sports. These people have families and work in every field imaginable.
Regenerative therapy is an exciting new field and more research is being done in this particular field. You should give us a call immediately in case you or one of your loved ones has suffered a spinal cord injury. Here at the Vance Law firm, our team of lawyers will work hard to make sure that you get adequate compensation for your injuries. The compensation should be enough for your ongoing expenses and should allow you to live your life to the fullest.