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5 Facts about Spinal Cord Injuries

Posted on in Personal Injury

spinal cord injuries, motor vehicle crashes, San Jose spinal cord injury lawyers, can accident victim, nerve damageSpinal cord injuries are sustained in a variety of accidents such as falls, motor vehicle crashes and sports accidents. Spinal cord injuries can leave the accident victim with injuries that are not fully treatable.

Spinal cord injuries are caused by damage to the spinal column (vertebrae, ligaments or disks) or the spinal cord.

With this sort of injury, it is important to keep the long-term in mind. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, you need to be sure you are compensated for all future losses. These include future medical treatment, future care, and future loss in earnings.

It is also important that you fully understand your injury so that you understand how it will affect you long-term. Consider five facts about spinal cord injuries.

  1. Your ability to control your body after the injury is based on where your spinal cord is injured.

  2. Spinal cord injuries can result in complete or incomplete loss of function. A complete injury means all sensory (or feeling) and motor function below your spinal cord injury is lost. Those with an incomplete injury have some sensory or motor function in the affected area.

  3. Spinal cord injuries restrict movement by damaging one’s nerves. The spinal cord in a healthy person relays messages from the brain to the rest of the body. Damage to the cord means that the accident victim can lose the ability to move legs and arms. Such an injury can even affect one’s ability to breathe.

  4. Treatment for a spinal cord injury focuses on preventing further injury and empowering those affected to return to a productive life. Medical experts seek to prevent muscle loss through rehabilitative exercises as well as teach those affected about how to live with their new limitations.

  5. Scientists are hopeful about future medical advances. Some experts believe that new developments will be able to give accident victims increased mobility and sensation. Such treatments include prostheses and medications that encourage nerve cell regeneration or improve the function of the remaining nerves.

Contact a San Jose, CA Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

Dealing with the medical care alone from a spinal cord injury is an overwhelming job. An attorney will see to it that your legal rights are preserved and that you get the justice you are entitled to under law.

The accomplished San Jose spinal cord injury lawyers at the Jachimowicz Law Group have the skills and experience needed to fully advocate for you to the insurance company and in court. Our firm can be reached at 408-246-5500.

Source:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/spinal-cord-injury/basics/definition/con-20023837

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