Spinal cord injuries can cause serious, long-term health issues. Depending on the severity of the injury, a person may lose most to all of their motor control and sensation below the level of the injury.
Spinal cord injuries are usually the result of a violent blow that may cause the spinal cord to be "pinched" or severed. Common types of injuries that result in spinal cord damage are:
When bringing a personal injury lawsuit, you must show that the person you are suing is responsible for your injuries. In order to establish liability, you must show that the negligent or intentional actions of another caused your injuries. Then, you must demonstrate the effects of the injury, including the types of treatment that are necessary.
Recovery is usually limited if there is complete loss of motor function and sensation below the level of the injury. This is because there is no current treatment for complete loss. If the loss is only partial, there may be recovery for additional medical bills and treatments. Spinal cord injuries may qualify you for Social Security disability payments. Nonetheless, the individual may be able to recover for the following:
Spinal cord injuries usually require specialized knowledge of related cases. Hiring a personal injury attorney that specializes in spinal cord injuries will assure that you receive the right amount of damages to ensure that life will not be made more difficult than it already has as a result of the injury.
Last Modified: 08-05-2015 11:38 AM PDTLaw Library Disclaimer
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