A spinal cord injury is incredibly serious. They occur relatively infrequently, but can be a result of
- Auto accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Extreme falls at work
- Gun accidents
- Sports accidents
The symptoms of a spinal cord injury include:
- Loss of sensation, including the ability to feel cold or heat
- Loss of bowel and bladder control
- Difficulty breathing
- Pain or intense stinging in the spinal cord
- Difficulty with balance and walking
- An oddly twisted or positioned neck or back
In the most serious situations, a spinal cord injury can result in paralysis. This includes quadriplegia (paralysis of all four limbs) and paraplegia (paralysis of the lower extremities.) When someone suddenly becomes paralyzed, it has a devastating impact on their life. They will have to come to terms with new restrictions or a total lack of mobility. Treatments can also put huge financial strains on their family. In addition, paralysis is likely to cause someone to be unable to continue working. After a spinal cord injury, life is filled with grief, questions, and challenges.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been paralyzed, take steps to protect your rights. An experienced attorney is always available to assist you in determining your rights and responsibilities.
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes (formerly Perenich & Carroll) was founded in 1955. We have been exclusively invested in helping personal injury victims— and their loved ones — win compensation and find justice. We approach every case with passion, experience, and dedication, and strive to provide the answers you need, when you need them.
If you are seeking help after an accident, please contact us. We’ll see you through.