Seeking Compensation for a Spinal Cord Injury?
Your spine is possibly the most important structure in your entire body responsible for more functions and interactions with organs than most people even realize. It is because of this that injuries to the spine are particularly damaging to those involved in accidents. People that suffer spinal cord injuries often have to contend with permanent damage that can negatively affect their life in a number of ways.
Spinal Cord Injury Personal Injury Claims
People that have suffered spinal cord injuries as a result of being involved in an accident of some kind can expect a number of severe damages. These damages can include things such as extensive medical bills to pay for doctor consultations, surgery, medication, and therapy. Some of these costs can become recurring costs that a person will have to pay for the rest of their life if the injury does permanent damage. Spinal cord injuries can also put a person out of work so that they miss out on a significant amount of possible wages they could have earned. Spinal cord injuries can even affect a person’s ability to work the job they used to before they were injured or force someone to rethink their entire career.
It is because of these severe damages that someone that has suffered a spinal injury may be able to seek compensation through a personal injury claim. This may be possible if their injury was caused by an accident that was the result of a liable party’s negligence. In this case, a claimant would be able to file a claim against that liable party and work to prove the negligence of the liable party and how it directly caused the accident that ended up injuring them.
What is a Spinal Cord Injury?
As you are likely aware, the spine is the bone structure in your back consisting of a number of vertebrae that hold up our bodies. The spine actually does much more than just hold us up though. The vertebrae that make up the spine house a number of nerves that make up your nervous system that sends sensory information to and from the brain. Within each is the spinal cord which consists of bundles of nerves encased in bone. These nerves are very delicate and trauma or pressure on the can cause all kinds of issues.
The spinal cord can be damaged by having the vertebrae suffer a fracture, the discs between each vertebra could slip and put pressure on the spinal cord, or the ligaments near the spine could be damaged and affect the integrity of the spinal cord. Spinal cord injuries have a way of causing permanent damage since there is not much that can be done to directly healed damaged spinal cord nerve tissue.
Permanent spinal Cord Damage and Treatment
The spinal cord is a very complex organ that doctors to this day are still learning new things about. Like the brain, it is made up of very complex structures that there is no way to directly repair so any severe damage is likely going to be permanent. However, there are advances in medicine regarding the treatment and recovery of these injuries made every year. There are things that can be done to minimize the damage and help manage symptoms such as surgery, the taking of medication, and physical therapy.
Spinal Cord Injury Symptoms
Spinal cord injuries are characterized by the effect they have on our sensory abilities and control of our body parts. When someone suffers a spinal cord injury there is a chance that the communication between the brain and certain parts of the body gets severed resulting in varying levels of paralysis. Some other common symptoms of a spinal injury include:
- Acute back, neck, or head pain
- Loss of limb control (spasms, shaking)
- Numbness or tingling sensations in the limbs
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Impaired motor functions or balance
- Contorted or oddly positioned back or neck
How do People Suffer Spinal Cord Injuries?
Spinal cord injuries have the potential to occur in a number of scenarios. Among the most common are car accidents and slip and fall accidents where immense trauma directed at a person’s back can occur. Spinal cord injuries also have a high chance of occurring in construction site accidents, swimming accidents, and recreational sports accidents.
Consider Eberst Law as Your Florida Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury to your spine or spinal cord then do not hesitate to contact Eberst Law about what our lawyers can do to help you seek compensation. Spinal injuries are often some of the worst that a person can suffer after being involved in an accident and Eberst Law knows how hard it can be to face such an injury and its consequences. You deserve fair compensation in the event your injury was caused by someone’s negligence and the attorneys of Eberst law are more than happy to help you seek that compensation.
The lawyers of Eberst Law specialize in helping people with cases involving spinal cord injuries and have a long track record of successfully recovering fair settlements for clients hurt this way. Choose Eberst Law and place your case in the hands of attorneys that will fight for you and stay with you every step of the process of getting you the settlement you deserve. To contact Eberst Law either call our Stuart, Florida office at 772-225-4900 or contact us online.
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