Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury usually happens as the result of an injury causing your vertebrae to fracture or dislocate, cutting or tearing into your spine.  It can be devastating to you and your family, physically, emotionally and financially.  There can be a long road to recovery and you will need both a strong commitment to physical therapy and assurance that your medical bills are being covered so that you will receive the best possible medical treatment.  With the help of a dedicated spinal cord injury lawyer, you can secure payment of your medical treatment so that you can have the best chance to make a full and complete recovery.   Your attorney will also secure financial compensation for your pain and suffering, as well as lost wages for any time that you are unable to work as the result of your injuries caused by the neglect of another.

How a Spine Injury Lawyer Will Protect Your Rights

The most important thing your lawyer will do for you is ensure that you have the best medical treatment available to you and that your medical bills are being paid for or covered by an insurance company.  This is critical so that you can receive all of the medical treatment you need during your road to recovery.  A San Diego spinal injury lawyer at Injury Law Group will determine which parties and their insurers are responsible for your injuries, and quickly impose upon them the responsibility for payment of your medical bills.  This is critical so that you and your family can direct all of your focus and attention to recovery.

What the Spinal Cord Does

The spinal cord is part of your central nervous system (the other part is the brain) and is responsible for transmission of signals between your brain and the different parts of your body.  It consists of nerves extend from the brain, down the spinal column, and to the different parts of your body.  Motor nerve tracts transfer signals between your body and brain so that you can have motor coordination.  Sensory nerve tracts carry information from the different parts of the brain to the different parts of your body, so that you can feel things, such as pain.

Causes

The most common cause of a spinal cord injury is a car or truck accident.  In a severe car or truck crash, vertebrae can fracture or become dislocated, puncturing or cutting into the spine.  Other common causes are slip and fall cases, and stab wounds and gunshot wounds.  The most common effect of such bodily trauma is the loss of movement or function in a particular part of the body, or the partial or complete los of feeling in a particular part of the body.

Effects

When your spinal cord is damaged, the effect is that you can lose control of your motor functions.  You can lose your senses, such as the ability to feel.  You can also lose motor coordination. The nerves extending from the upper parts of your spine, for example, those extending from the neck area, are responsible for motor coordination and sensation in your upper body, such as your arms.  Nerves extending from the lower part of your spine, such as your lower back, are responsible for motor coordination and sensation in your lower body, such as your legs.  For this reason, if a spinal cord injury was caused by neck trauma it will affect your upper body and if it was caused by lower back trauma it will affect your lower body.

Free Consultation

Contact Injury Law Group today for a free consultation with an experienced spine injury attorney.  Our dedicated injured spine attorney will help you and your family recover from the serious trauma that you are suffering.  We’ll fight to protect your legal rights, while you and your family focus on recovery.  Call us today at 619-255-3900.

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