Spinal Cord Injury Victims Do Not Have to Face Challenges AloneJune 28, 2014
As any spinal cord injury victim can tell you, even relatively common and treatable injuries can cause myriad short- and long-term effects on the way one lives his or her life. Few injuries, however, are as life-altering as spinal cord injuries.
Spinal Cord Basics
The spinal cord is a long bundle of nervous tissue that extends from the brain down through the spinal column, made up of 31 protective vertebrae. Because the nerves in the spinal cord relay information to and from the brain to the systems and organs of the body, any damage to the spinal cord has the potential for neurologic impairments, including paraplegia and quadriplegia.
Injury to the spinal cord may be incomplete or complete. With an incomplete spinal injury, a victim may still have some function and feeling in the body below the site of the injury. With a complete injury, an individual will experience a complete lack of function and feeling below the site of the injury.
Spinal Cord Injury Statistics
There are many causes of spinal cord injuries. According to the CDC, car accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries, followed by falls, acts of violence, and participation in sports. Our experience as Cleveland personal injury lawyers is in line with the statistics, having represented spinal cord injury victims who have been injured as the result of motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, sports injuries, and recreational activity accidents.
A victim who sustains a spinal injury will face an enormous physical and emotional struggle of learning how to live with the disabilities caused by spinal injury. But injured victims will also face a lifetime of medical expenses, which can range anywhere from $500,000 to more than $3,000,000.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal injury, do not face these burdens alone. Contact the experienced Ohio spinal cord injury lawyers at Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA for a free telephone consultation.
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