Spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injuries can be some of the most damaging and life-altering injuries due to the importance of all of the structures within it. While this injury takes a physical and mental toll on you, this sudden accident can also take a toll on your finances. In any case, you can recover the costs for your damages with an insurance claim if someone else caused your injury. If you or a loved one has sustained a spinal cord injury from an accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation so we can help you recover from this experience and get fairly compensated.

A spinal cord injury is any damage to the spinal cord which results in some extent of loss of function. The spinal cord has very important functions that are essential to our everyday lives, such as mobility and housing and transporting messages of the central nervous system (CNS).

The CNS includes the spinal cord and the brain’s nerves and is responsible for interpreting and responding to sensory information and prompting reflexes. When the spinal cord is injured, the CNS could also be damaged and suffer from impaired function as the injury disrupts the brain’s ability to send signals below the injury site. The consequences of this can be dire and very severe, including paraplegia which is the paralysis of the legs and lower body, or quadriplegia which is the paralysis of all four limbs.

Spinal cord injury can come in many forms, all carrying the potential to cause devastating consequences. Some symptoms that a person feels after an accident that may indicate a spinal cord injury include loss of consciousness, pain or pressure, tingling or numb sensations, headache, inability to move their limbs, and problems walking. Some different areas that could be specifically affected by spinal cord injury include the following:

  • Cervical spinal cord - This injury affects the highest part of the spinal cord where the brain connects to the spine. As a general rule, the higher up that the injury is, the greater potential there is for more extensive paralysis. This is because paralysis begins at the injury site and continues downwards.
  • Thoracic spinal cord - This portion of the spine is in the upper/middle back and is meant to keep the body upright, as well as connect the cervical to the lumbar spine. This injury will typically result in paraplegia and fairly impaired bladder and bowel function.
  • The lumbar spinal cord – The lumbar portion of the spine is the lowest major portion of the spine and carries the most weight. This typically results in some extent of paraplegia.
  • The sacral spine – The sacral portion of the spine is the lowest part just above the tailbone. Injury to this area will typically result in some loss of function of the hips and legs and very impaired bladder and bowel function. They may still be able to walk, though.

Treatment for a spinal cord injury varies wildly depending on its location and severity. Many injuries require surgery to relieve pressure and stabilize the spinal cord. Others may require a cervical collar, similar to a brace, to immobilize and attempt to stabilize the spine. Also, a dose of steroids and physical therapy may be suggested by the doctor in order to aid the healing process. The rehabilitation process is often heavily emphasized for these injuries. Although, there are still many complications that can come with this injury such as bowel incontinence, chronic pain, and muscle spasms. The most severe cases can end in some form of paralysis of one or both legs/arms, the whole lower body, or all four limbs. This can be a startling and unimaginable change to your life, but we hope that with our help, we can alleviate part of that stress from your life.

If another person caused your injuries, you can file a claim against them for monetary damages. Medical care for a bone fracture is not cheap, and it certainly is not cheap when it involves surgery or potential complications that you may have had to deal with. With our help, we can help you recover the costs of your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages that resulted from another person’s actions.

Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people, not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, and your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. Our unique formula has earned us over 1,000 outstanding client reviews on our website, an A+ BBB rating, and over 135 five-star reviews on Google. Call 888-572-0176, e-mail us at [email protected] or schedule a meeting with us here. We’re here 24/7.

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