Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal Cord Injuries Are Devastating
Spinal cord injuries are often permanent, always life-changing, and sometimes the unfortunate result of accidents that could have been avoided.
The delicate column of nerve tissue, which delivers messages between your brain and the rest of your body, is protected only by the bones in your spine. Because the spinal cord is the central carrier of signals throughout your body, an injury as small as a bruise or a partial tear may result in lifelong damage, which can never be corrected.
A spinal cord injury can cause you to lose functions temporarily or even permanently. Depending on the area of your spinal cord that is damaged, the consequences can include:
- Paraparesis, the partial paralysis of the lower extremities
- Paraplegia, the complete paralysis of the lower extremities
- Quadriparesis, the partial paralysis of all four extremities
- Quadriplegia, the complete paralysis of all four extremities
Why Seek Legal Action After A Spinal Cord Injury
Any accident which causes injury to the neck or back may result in serious damage to your spinal cord. While some accidents are unavoidable, others could have been prevented with the correct attention to safety concerns.
Car accidents due to reckless driving or workplace injuries and caused by a disregard for safety are two examples of negligent behavior that can lead to a spinal cord injury. Other causes of spinal cord injury that can be traced to negligence or other activity of another include:
- Car, truck or motorcycle accidents
- Workplace or construction accidents
- Slips and falls
- Machinery failures
- Sports accidents
- Defective products
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s acts or negligence, it is important that you immediately seek the advice of a personal injury attorney with the experience of helping victims of spinal cord injuries, to maximize your potential compensation for any medical expenses and emotional damages you have incurred.
We Know Our Clients Need Results That Last A Lifetime
The Mann Law Firm strives to help individuals and their families after a devastating trauma. We understand that the effects of a spinal cord injury may even extend beyond obvious physical impairments, as you may face a lifetime of medical assistance, loss of wages, and impairment to your daily life.
Our attorneys are leaders in fighting for the maximum potential financial recovery for our clients and will fight to help you obtain the fair and just compensation you deserve.
Contact the Mann Law Firm today to learn about the substantial difference our expert attorneys can make in your personal injury claim. For a free consultation with our attorneys, call (408) 287-1600 for an appointment today.