The spinal cord is often referred to as the body’s “information highway.” It channels sensory input from our core and extremities up to the brain for interpretation. When the spinal cord suffers damage, injured individuals experience a range of effects, ranging from minor pain to loss of sensation or complete paralysis. However, regardless of the severity, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Most accidents have the potential to cause a spinal cord injury. Falling in the wrong way can even lead to lasting effects. Whether you or a loved one suffers a spinal cord injury in a vehicle accident or some other type of incident, the team at Rhorer Walker Law Firm is ready to help. Since 1998, we have assisted spinal cord injury sufferers with legal claims related to their injuries and subsequent care.
The Effects of Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury often causes immediate symptoms, including complete or incomplete paralysis, but, like brain injuries, a spinal cord injury may not cause symptoms until sometime after an incident takes place. Individuals who suffer from complete paralysis lose all sensory and motor function in affected parts of the body. Those with incomplete injuries may still have some kind of sensation or mobility in affected areas. The degree of completeness varies depending on the type and placement of injury along the spinal cord.
Some of the most common signs of spinal cord injuries include a sudden loss of movement, sensation, or bladder control. However, even minor spinal cord injuries can have lasting effects in the form of numbness, tingling, or chronic pain. Currently, specialists have no way to repair the spinal cord and reverse permanent damage.
After a diagnosis, many spinal cord injury victims must relearn how to live with any new disabilities. Some may need to install wheelchair friendly amenities inside the home, make career changes, or undergo years of physical therapy/medical care. Experiencing a spinal cord injury is emotional and physical. While financial compensation cannot reverse the symptoms of a spinal cord injury, it can help a victim afford adequate medical care and obtain closure and justice.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Car accidents are often cited as one of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries, but other incidents also lead to severe spinal cord injuries. These include:
- Defective products malfunctioning
- Careless sports-related injuries or on-field fights
- Acts of violence
- Acts of malpractice during child delivery
- Workplace incidents
- Industrial accidents
How We Can Help
When you retain the services of an attorney to help you with your spinal injury case, you are receiving more than an average representative. At Rhorer Walker Law Firm, we help our clients access quality medical care. We additionally represent them in front of insurance companies that fail to offer fair settlements. Serving our clients with compassion, we advocate on their behalf in court.
We have experience working with spinal cord injury victims. Understanding the anatomy of the spine and the medical field surrounding spinal cord injuries will allow your attorney to adequately investigate and pursue fair compensation based on a case-by-case situation. We are dedicated to providing responsive and personal care to our clients.