What Is Spinal Injury? An injury to the spinal cord is a potentially serious consequence of a car accident.

A spinal injury, or spinal cord injury, can be debilitating. Our spinal cord communicates voluntary and involuntary bodily functions and contains some of our most critical and fragile nerves.

If you have sustained damage to any part of your spine, including bones or nerves, you may be facing lifelong repercussions. If somebody else is at fault for your spinal injury, you may be eligible to collect compensation for any losses that you have sustained.

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Symptoms of Spinal Injuries

If you believe you have suffered a spinal injury, please see your doctor immediately. The symptoms of a spinal cord injury may include:

  • Loss of sensation in your back or extremities, which you can test by placing your hand or feet near hot or cold objects
  • Restricted or complete loss of movement in your extremities
  • Abnormally sensitive reflexes
  • Inability to control urination or bowel movements
  • Changes to your sexual sensitivity and function
  • Trouble breathing and coughing

Causes of Spinal Injuries

There is no shortage of circumstances under which a spinal injury can occur. Some of the most common causes of spinal cord injury include:

  • Motor vehicle collisions, which remain the most common cause of spinal injury for young people
  • Slip, trip, and fall accidents, which are the leading cause of spinal injury in the older population
  • Accidents sustained on construction sites, such as being struck by equipment
  • Complications from medical procedures
  • Workplace injuries sustained in a non-construction setting

Spinal cord accidents can happen virtually anywhere, and if you become the victim of a spinal injury due to somebody else’s wrongdoing or negligence, you could be entitled to compensation.

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A Lawyer Can Help if You Have Sustained a Spinal Injury

If you suffered spinal injuries in a circumstance where someone else is at fault, then you could receive compensation for your medical expenses and other losses. A lawyer can help you by:

  • Initiating your legal case to ensure that it falls within relevant statutes of limitation
  • Obtaining documentation of your injury and its effects
  • Collecting evidence related to your injury and the conditions that caused them
  • Handling all legal duties until your case reaches a judgment or settlement

If your case results in a successful judgment or settlement, you could collect compensation for a number of expenses, including:

  • The cost of your medical care
  • Lost wages or diminished earning capacity because of your spinal injury
  • Pain and suffering incurred by your injuries

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There may be a statute of limitations that affects your window to bring legal action. Call our team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 to discuss your case. We go the extra mile for each of our clients.