We learn from a young age how important the spinal cord is in our daily activities, as the “highway” that connects the nervous system to the brain. We would be unable to move or speak without the assistance of the spinal cord and the layers of vertebrae that follow the spinal cord. Any small injury to the spinal cord can therefore have a devastating impact on your quality of life and your ability to have a normal life. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, you may be entitled to receive compensation to the negligent party who caused your injuries.
Spinal cord injuries occur after a particularly jolting accident, such as a car accident, fall, or severe workplace accident. The injuries vary in term of severity and may involve the complete loss of motor function or only a minor short-term injury.
Spinal cord injuries involve damage to the spinal cord, which can involve changes to the sensation and motor functions below the site of the injury. The higher the source of the injury, the more intense the resulting injuries may become. Injuries to the “high-cervical nerves” may lead to paralysis in all areas of the body as well as the inability to speak. These injuries often require months of medical care and rehabilitation. However, injuries which occur to the lumbar nerves or sacral nerves (lower down the spinal cord) may involve limited changes to the hip and leg function.
The victim of a devastating accident that leads to a spinal cord injury should be entitled to bring a claim for damages against the responsible party. Even just a 5 second mistake by a driver in taking their eyes off the road can lead to a lifetime of difficulty for the victim of an accident. Spinal cord injuries are often permanent and therefore require ongoing care to treat the injuries and assist in the daily activities of the victim.
Any claim for damages should take into account the immediate medical expenses, as well as the future projections of ongoing care and the financial impact of the accident. Spinal cord injuries may prevent the victim from holding a job in the future, and therefore any claim for damages should cover ongoing expenses by the victim and their family. An experienced personal injury attorney, such as the attorneys of Sadler and Sadler, will be able to assist you in calculating out the amount of damages you are entitled to receive after such a devastating accident.
If you or a loved one have received a spinal cord injury after an accident, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys of Sadler & Sadler. Our attorneys have years of experience in handling claims relating to spinal cord injuries and will work closely with you to ensure we have included all relevant damages in the claim. Spinal cord injuries may severely impact your daily life, but they should not also impact your ongoing finances. Contact our San Antonio office today for your initial free consultation and we will begin putting together your claim for recovery as soon as possible.