The spinal cord injury attorneys at Davis Law Group represent accident victims suffering from serious spinal cord injuries who seek fair and just financial compensation for injuries caused by the negligence of others. Some who suffer from back injuries, neck injuries and spinal cord injuries are paralyzed while others may suffer from radiating or shooting pain in the arms or legs, experience weakness or tingling in extremities, or lose control of limbs or bladder and bowel functions. These types of injuries can completely change the life of the victim.
Automobile accidents cause 42.1 % of spinal cord injuries. More than 11,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury each year in the United States, while some victims will experience a full recovery, others will be completely and permanently paralyzed. Car accidents are also frequently the cause of other serious back injuries such as a herniated disc, cervical facet join injury, severe whiplash injury, among others.
The spinal cord is the major bundle of nerves that moves nerve impulses between the brain and the rest of the body. Spinal cord injury usually starts with a sudden, traumatic blow to the spine that fractures or dislocates vertebrae. The impact causes the vertebrae to fracture or compress, which in turn crushes the extensive nerve cells (axons) that carry signals along the spinal cord between the brain and the body. The specific effect of a spinal cord injury depends on the location and severity of the injury. An injury to the spinal cord can damage a small number of axons or almost all of them.
Spinal cord injuries are called either "complete" or "incomplete". The victim of a complete injury totally lacks sensory and motor function below the level of the injury. An incomplete spinal cord injury victim retains some sensory motor function below the injury site. Tragically, many brain and spinal cord injures are irreversible. Neck injuries, back injuries and spinal cord injuries can vary in severity and have a range of short and long-term complications.
In addition to draining the victim both physically and emotionally, spinal cord injuries can also drain a family's finances because medical care for spinal cord injuries is costly and long-term. Many people who live with spinal cord injury have secondary complications including pain, respiratory and heart problems, bladder and bowel dysfunction, pressure sores, respiratory complications, urinary tract infections, spasticity and scoliosis.
Paraplegia is an impairment in motor or sensory function of the lower extremities (legs). It is typically the result of spinal cord injury. The area of the spinal canal which is affected in paraplegia is either the thoracic, lumbar, or sacral regions. If both arms are also affected by paralysis, quadriplegia is the proper terminology.
Seriously injured in an accident in Washington state? Want to know if you have a legal case? Want to know what your spinal cord injury is worth? Want compensation for your injuries? Want justice for your loved ones? Want to make sure the same thing doesn’t happen to someone else?
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