Most of us are lucky enough to go through life without ever thinking about the continuous stream of messages between the brain and the body—unless we or a loved one suffers a spinal cord injury.
The message stream between the brain and the body is conducted via the spinal cord, a central bundle of nerves within the spinal column. The flow of two-way messages contains the sensory information and instructions that control all of our bodily functions, including:
- Muscle control
- Blood pressure and blood flow
- Bladder and bowel movements
- Sexual function
When the spinal cord is injured, it may shut down the communication system to the parts of the body networked to the site of the injury. It may also result in some abnormal muscle behavior, activities, and sensations above the point of injury, such as neuropathic pain, spastic movement and a life-threatening over-activity of the Autonomic Nervous System.
Spinal cord injuries can be devastating. Those that can be healed often require a great deal of time and rehabilitation. Those that cannot be healed forever alter and even shorten lives. Your ability to recover, and the degree to which you can recover, depends a great deal on your access to the best possible treatment for your immediate as well as your long-term care.
Many back and spine injuries occur because of automobile, motorcycle, or other motor vehicle accidents. Victims of these accidents often suffer traumatic brain injuries as well. Another common cause of spinal cord injuries is a slip and fall accident. In many of these accidents, the injuries were the result of another person’s negligence.
Winning Monetary Compensation to Ensure Your Future
Your ability to access the best possible long-term treatment depends, to a great degree, on your ability to pay for it. Insurance company offers are often grossly inadequate to cover your long-term rehabilitation or lost wages as well as the devastation caused by your permanent injury.
Our personal injury attorneys, who are experienced in prosecuting spinal cord injury cases, understand the medical and rehabilitative complexities involved. We will assess your case and work closely with your medical team to ensure that you recover the financial resources you deserve, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Reduced earnings capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional damages
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, speak to our personal injury attorneys as soon as possible, because rehabilitative care needs to begin immediately. In addition, you only have a limited amount of time to pursue your case. Our personal injury attorneys will not charge for our services unless and until we successfully win a proper monetary award.