The Mayo Clinic reports that auto accidents and motorcycle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States, and account for almost half of new spinal cord injuries each year. While these accidents can cause many different injuries, spinal cord injuries are the most devastating.
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident that is caused by someone else’s negligence, it is critical to speak with a qualified auto accident lawyer as soon as possible. A personal injury attorney at Avrek Law Firm will handle your claim and pursue the maximum amount of compensation you deserve for your injuries and damages.
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How Do Spinal Cord Injuries Occur?
A spinal cord injury can result from a sudden traumatic blow to the spine when the impact dislocates, fractures, compresses or crushes one or more of the vertebrae. For days or weeks after the injury, additional damage can occur because of swelling, bleeding, inflammation and accumulation of fluid in and around the spinal cord.
Damage from traumatic spinal cord injury affects the nerves that run though the injured area, and can impair all of the corresponding muscles and nerves below the level of the injury. Types of spinal cord injuries can include:
- Thoracic (upper back) or lumbar (lower back) spinal cord injury, which can affect the torso, legs, bladder and bowel control, and sexual function.
- Cervical (neck) spinal cord injury can result in paralysis of the arms and hands and affect the ability to breathe without assistance.
- Acute spinal cord injuries can be complete (no sensation or mobility below the level of the injury) or incomplete (some feeling and ability to control motion below the level of the injury).
- Severe spinal cord injuries can leave the victim paralyzed and suffering permanent impairments with paraplegia or quadriplegia, depending on the location of the injury on the spinal cord.
Avrek Law Firm’s auto accident attorneys have more than 50 years of combined experience, and have recovered hundreds of millions in settlements and compensation for injured clients.
Recovering Compensation for Spinal Cord Injuries
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury in a motor vehicle accident caused by the negligent actions of another driver, you may be entitled to a high level of compensation for your losses. Spinal cord injuries can have permanent, life-altering consequences and, in these types of claims, damages can include payment that goes above and beyond medical expenses and pain and suffering.
Avrek Law Firm’s experienced personal injury lawyers and car accident lawyers are dedicated to victims, and seek the compensation they need and deserve by holding responsible parties accountable for their negligence.
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