Spinal cord injuries can result in permanent loss of bodily function and mobility, and can be overwhelmingly physical, emotional and financial burdens for victims and their families.
The Powerhouse Injury Attorneys can’t reverse the damage caused by spinal cord injuries, but we can help you and your family pursue the money you need to maintain a quality of life and receive the long-term care often necessitated by spinal cord injuries.
Spinal cord injuries are typically the result of a sudden impact, and they are frequently caused by:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
The spinal cord stretches from the base of your brain to the upper portion of your lower back and contains a complex network of nerves that relay information to and from the brain as part of your central nervous system. Spinal cord injuries occur when the spinal cord, which is encased in the protective vertebra that make up the spinal column, is damaged.
Your spinal column is subdivided into the cervical (neck) vertebrae, the thoracic (middle) vertebrae, the lumbar (back) vertebrae and the sacral (tailbone) vertebrae. Generally, the higher up the spinal column a spinal cord injury occurs, the more extensive a victim’s loss of function will be.
Damage to the nerves in the cervical spine area may result in:
- Loss of sensation
- Loss of respiratory function
- Loss of body function control
- Loss of sexual function
Injury to nerves in the thoracic spine region may cause:
- Loss of manual dexterity
- Loss of abdominal-area muscle and body function control
Nerve damage in the lumbar and sacral spine areas may cause:
- Inability to control leg muscle function
- Loss of bladder control
- Loss of sexual function
When the spinal cord is completely severed and physical abilities cannot be restored, victims of spinal cord injuries require lifelong care. Even when recovery from spinal cord injuries is possible, full mobility is not always regained and the process is costly and may entail expensive medications, multiple surgeries, physical therapy and rehabilitation.
If you or a family member suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of another person’s negligence, please contact us for your free case consultation. Our personal injury attorneys may be able to help you recover financial compensation for medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, disability and other damages. We value lifelong clients, if you have been injured in an accident we want to be the one firm you call.