Spinal injuries occur when an external object bruises or severs the spinal cord. Such injuries often result from car or motorcycle crashes, diving accidents, falls or violent crimes. When the spinal cord is damaged, it loses the ability to transmit impulses and can leave the victim paralyzed. In general, the higher the injury to the spinal cord, the more severe the paralysis.
Additionally, spinal cord injury victims can suffer a loss of voluntary muscle control and sensation, muscle spasms, limited bowel and bladder control. They also are prone to bed sores, bladder infections, and respiratory infections.
Spinal cord injuries can dramatically change the course of a person’s life. Our knowledgeable attorneys will handle your case professionally and with compassion to ensure your needs are met appropriately and efficiently.