Spinal cord injuries are closely associated with both traffic accidents and slip and fall accidents, and they tend to be extremely painful injuries that can end in chronic pain or even permanent paralysis. The damages stemming from spinal cord injuries are often exorbitant.
Spinal cord injuries are typically caused by a blow to the back, neck, or shoulders, and these injuries tend to be exceptionally painful and to cause extreme limitations in range of motion. Spinal cord injuries are common to all kinds of traffic accidents, slip and fall accidents, accidents on the job, and more, often result from accidents that are caused by the negligence of others. These injuries can have serious short and long-term consequences and sometimes lead to permanent complications, such as the inability to use or move the affected body part. At other times, accident victims have to undergo risky medical procedures, including surgeries, to correct the problem.
If you or a person you love has suffered a spinal cord impairment in an accident that resulted from someone else’s recklessness, it is important to have skilled legal counsel in your corner as soon as possible. A knowledgeable Columbus spinal cord injury attorney at The Jones Firm can help you pursue the compensation that you need for your spinal cord injury. Please speak with us for more information about how we could assist you with your personal injury legal matter today.
The Mayo Clinic explains that a spinal cord injury can be caused by a traumatic blow to the spine that crushes, dislocates, compresses, or fractures one or more of the vertebrae that make up your spine. Damage often continues to accrue as the inflammation, bleeding, and swelling precipitated by the accident collects in and near your spinal cord. If the spinal cord is severed in the precipitating accident, you’ll likely experience permanent paralysis in the affected area. In other words, spinal cord injuries can be extremely severe injuries.
The damages associated with a serious spinal cord injury tend to be vast and can include:
Obtaining compensation that covers your damages in their entirety is very important to your ability to reach your most complete recovery.
Spinal cord injuries can happen for a variety of different reasons. Some of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries include the following:
When a person suffers a spinal cord injury in one of these accidents, the accident victim will no doubt require immediate and ongoing medical treatment. If the accident victim suffers severe damage to the spinal cord in his or her accident, the accident victim could suffer from full or partial paralysis. Paralysis injuries often prevent accident victims from being able to use or feel in the affected area. Moreover, some paralysis injuries are full injuries while others are partial.
Victims of spinal cord injuries have the burden of proof in their accident cases. Specifically, the injury victim must demonstrate that another person behaved unreasonably under the circumstances. The accident victim must also show that this breach caused the accident, which in turn led to the spinal cord injury. Expert medical testimony is necessary in order to prove that a particular injury – including a spinal cord injury – was caused by a particular accident.
Geoff Jones at The Jones Firm in Columbus, Ohio, is a dedicated personal injury attorney who dedicates his practice to helping clients like you recover for their losses and move forward with their lives. If you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence, please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 614-209-5162 for more information today.
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