Automobile accidents are estimated to be the cause of 42.1 percent of spinal cord injuries in the U.S. each year. More than 11,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury each year in the United States. While some victims will experience a full recovery, others will be completely and permanently paralyzed. Car accidents are also frequently the cause of other serious back injuries such as a herniated disc, cervical facet join injury, and severe whiplash injury, among others.
Some who suffer from back injuries, neck injuries, and spinal cord injuries are paralyzed while others may suffer from radiating or shooting pain in the arms or legs, experience weakness or tingling in extremities, or lose control of limbs or bladder and bowel functions. These types of injuries can completely change the life of the victim.
What is a Spinal Cord Injury?
The spinal cord is the major bundle of nerves that moves nerve impulses between the brain and the rest of the body. Spinal cord injury usually starts with a sudden, traumatic blow to the spine that fractures or dislocates vertebrae.
The impact causes the vertebrae to fracture or compress, which in turn crushes the extensive nerve cells that carry signals along the spinal cord between the brain and the body. The specific effect of a spinal cord injury depends on the location and severity of the injury. An injury to the spinal cord can damage a small number of axons or almost all of them.
Spinal cord injuries can be "complete" or "incomplete". Complete injuries lack sensory and motor function below the level of the injury. Incomplete spinal cord injuries retain some sensory motor function below the injury site. Many brain and spinal cord injuries are irreversible. Neck injuries, back injuries, and spinal cord injuries can vary in severity and have a range of short and long-term complications.
Triphon Injury Law Represents Spinal Cord Injury Victims
It may be in your best interests to consult with an attorney with experience handling these types of claims if you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of the negligence of another person, business or entity.
The degree of rehabilitation and long-term care typically associated with spinal cord injuries makes it even more important that victims have a full understanding of their legal rights before pursuing a claim.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident in Los Angeles or other areas of Southern California, the team at Triphon Injury Law can help get your life back on track. We are committed to helping accident victims and their families recover the fair compensation that they deserve under California state law.
Contact Us today at 800-779-4330 or fill out our online contact form for a Free Case Analysis. Remember, we will work with you on a contingency-fee basis, meaning that if we don't recover compensation, you will not be charged legal fees.
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