Symptoms and statistics regarding spinal cord injuries
Spinal cord injury lawyer
Spinal cord injuries fall within the group of severe personal injuries. If they result from the negligent act of another individual or group, the law entitles you to obtain monetary relief. In order to do that, you will need to hire a spinal cord injury lawyer to navigate your case and tell you how to act in order not to ruin your case. If you are one of the 250,000 Americans living with a SCI, call our office for a free consultation.
We know that SCIs can be one of the most devastating injuries to live with and handle and that is why our attorneys like to assist injured victims recover quickly. Despite the great clinical breakthroughs over the past decade, spinal cord injuries are irreversible, especially if your nerves are severely damaged. When the damage is minor, however, there are great chances that you can restore your basic motor functions and even walk again. More information from our car accident lawyers here:
There are approximately 11,000 US citizens that become victims of accidents causing new SCIs annually, surprisingly the majority of them are male between the age of 16 and 30 who suffered due to car collisions, violence, sports accidents as well as work-related accidents.
If you happen to be at an accident scene and have suspicions that the victim suffered a Spinal Cord Injury, you may check if the person has the following symptoms:
Unexpected loss of consciousness
Severe pain in the back, neck or head of the victim
Unusual position of the torso or the neck of the victim
Loss of bladder as well as bowel control
Loss of feelings in the hands, feet, fingers or toes
Clumsiness and stiffness of the limbs
If you notice any of those hurry up to call an ambulance and do not move the injured individual as that may cause further damage. A quick intervention of a doctor may help a lot in such cases and may even save the victim from a state of permanent paralysis.
If you or someone in your family has suffered a spinal cord injury, call our office for a free consultation.