You can never really know what to expect with a spinal cord injury. Some people fully recover and return to the quality of life they had before, while others are paralyzed for the rest of their life.
One thing is clear, however. If your spinal cord injury was because of someone else’s negligence, it’s not fair that you should suffer while the responsible party gets off scot-free.
Even if you can’t reclaim your life as before, you may be entitled to compensation that makes managing the situation much more manageable.
The attorneys at all trial lawyers are ready, willing, and able to assist you in getting a fair settlement for your losses with a personal injury claim.
What Kinds of Accidents May Cause Spinal Cord Injuries?
Anything that could be a risk factor for damage to your vertebrae and discs is a concern. However, we noticed that some accidents more frequently involve spinal cord damage than others. These include:
Workplace accidents – Of course, some workplaces are more dangerous than others. Typically, structures where it’s possible to slip and fall, get hit by a falling object, encounter a vehicular collision, etc., are among the most problematic.
Slip and fall – This can happen anywhere, whenever your feet lose traction. Once they slide forward and you fall on your back, serious injury could follow.
Car accidents – Considering the degree of force hitting and subsequently pushing your body, hyperextensions, spinal stress, or blunt force can be enough to cause fractures, alongside other spinal cord damage.
Spinal Cord Injuries Can Be Life Changing
We don’t always realize how involved the spinal cord is in everything we do. Moving, feeling, and more only work because your spine is intact.
Even if there isn’t a complete snap, it’s still possible to have spinal cord damage that leads to loss of sensation, loss of control, respiratory problems, loss of movement, changes to sexual function, etc.
Loss of use to your hands could mean being out of your current job. Losing leg use limits how you can play with your children.
Don’t allow a negligent party to turn your life upside down and walk away. Allow a passionate spinal cord injury lawyer in San Diego, CA, to help you get the compensation you deserve.
What Do the Injuries Look Like?
A spinal cord injury will either fall under the complete or incomplete umbrella. Loss of function below the location of the injury is known as the complete variation. If there is an incomplete spinal cord injury, some movement and feeling remain below where it occurred.
From top to bottom, your spine is divided into cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral regions. Apart from the complete and incomplete categorization, injuries to any of these areas can also be temporary or permanent.
Regardless of which category the damage falls under, the actual impact and challenges will range from moderate to severe, depending on the specific circumstances.
What Kinds of Challenges Might You Have to Live With?
If your spinal cord is injured, it can affect you in a series of ways, depending on the extent and the type of damage. Sometimes, it means that your quality of life will degrade. Some of the typical experiences that injured people have include:
Loss of control and movement
Loss of feeling and sensation
Heart rate and blood pressure issues
Loss of sexual function
Loss of bowel and bladder control
Some of these are more challenging to deal with than others. What is certain is that a spinal cord injury could mean giving up your independence and losing the ability to care for yourself and others effectively.
Economic and Non-economic Damages
A qualified personal injury attorney in San Diego, CA, will ensure that your claim seeks to recover all applicable damages. These will fall under economic and non-economic categories.
Economic damages are easier to value since there are usually receipts or other documentation to help. These will include medical expenses, loss of earnings from work, etc.
Non-economic damage is based on the quality of life and includes pain and suffering, emotional distress, etc. Still, you don’t need to worry, as the professionals at All Trial Lawyers have the experience to value your claim effectively.
Did You Lose Someone to a Fatal Spinal Cord Injury?
Sometimes, spinal cord injuries are immediately fatal. In other cases, they cause death from challenges later. Typical complications include renal failure, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, etc.
You may be entitled to compensation if your loved one was the victim of a fatal spinal cord injury because of someone else’s negligence. Speak to one of our personal injury attorneys today to find out more about what may be possible.
How We Work for You
Why should you let one of our passionate attorneys handle your personal injury claim? First, we put you at the center of everything we do. You have enough to consider where recovery and adjusting to life are concerned.
We allow you to focus on that while we collect all the relevant information to build a solid claim. Thanks to our knowledge of relevant legal precedents, we can use the case we built to seek fair compensation on your behalf.
If we cannot settle with the negligent party, we will represent you during the trial phase. We will, however, always do our best to settle without needing to go to court.
Talk to a Qualified Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in San Diego, CA, Today!
There’s no reason you should have to suffer because of someone else’s negligence. If you are a victim of a spinal cord injury, All Trial Lawyers is here to use a combination of experience and skills to represent you as we have for many injured clients before you.
Call us today at (866) 811-4255 to schedule a free case evaluation.
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