Spinal cord injuries are devastating and frequently occur after an accident. The spinal cord is the communication pathway from your body to your brain. It goes without saying that a spinal cord injury can be life-altering and have permanent impacts.
Spinal injuries can happen during:
- Car/Trucking accidents.
- Slipping, and tripping, even if you don’t fall.
- Work-related accidents.
The symptoms that surround a spinal cord injury are debilitating and aren’t restricted to physical impairments. They cause mental/emotional problems too—personality changes are common. The symptoms can include:
- Full or partial-body paralysis.
- Recurring muscle spasms.
- Joint or nerve pain.
- Lost sense of touch.
- Impaired bodily functions.
- Decreased quality or enjoyment of life.
A spinal cord injury can cause complete or partial paralysis, depending on which part of the spine is damaged: Hemiplegia, which is total paralysis on one side of your body; paraplegia, which is the paralysis of your lower body, and quadriplegia, which refers to paralysis of your arms and legs. Quadriplegics often suffer loss of bowel or bladder control as well.
Besides having your life forever changed due to this injury, the costs associated with future medical treatment are always expensive. Recovering your damages involves addressing the past and future medical and related care expenses as well as the lost enjoyment of life or pain and suffering damages.
Rehabilitation, vocational training, and just learning to live again are all part of the equation needed to put your life back together after such an injury. All traumatic injuries are serious, but these are among the most complicated matters and require early, professional legal assistance.
At The S.E. Farris Law Firm, we understand that your entire life can be altered in a single accident. We are compassionate to your needs and offer our 30+ years of experience to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us 24/7 at 314-252-9937 or send us a message to arrange a free consultation.