Spinal Cord Injuries Can Last A Lifetime
Spinal cord damage is among the most painful, debilitating and life-altering injuries that an individual can experience. A spinal cord injury can be the result of a car or truck collision, slip, and fall, a surgical mistake, or a physical assault. If you or a loved one has sustained spinal cord damage or has been paralyzed due to the negligence of another, the Atlanta Evan M. Altman, Attorney at Law can help.
The medical expenses and continued care costs associated with spinal cord injuries are enormous, and your insurance company is unlikely to provide full coverage. Aside from the expenses, there are very few spinal injuries that will allow the victim to work during his or her convalescence. But help is available. Personal injury attorney Evan M. Altman has an established track record of success when it comes to settling or litigating spinal cord and paralysis personal injury lawsuits. He can help you realize full monetary compensation for your spinal cord injury.
Causes Of Spinal Cord Injuries
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a “spinal cord injury usually begins with a sudden, traumatic blow to the spine that fractures or dislocates vertebrae. The damage begins at the moment of injury when displaced bone fragments, disc material or ligaments bruise or tear into spinal cord tissue.”
Common examples of accidents where spinal cord injuries and resulting paralysis occur are:
- Car, truck and motorcycle crashes
- Construction or other workplace accidents
- Premise accidents or slips and falls
- Physical assaults
- Animal attacks where the victim is knocked down
- Any accident where the spine is impacted by an object and knocked from its natural alignment
The Effects Of A Spinal Cord Injury
In addition to the high potential for full or partial paralysis, spinal cord injuries can result in:
- Quadriplegia/Tetraplegia – The full or partial loss of all extremities
- Paraplegia – The full or partial loss of the lower extremities
- Herniated discs
- Spinal cord compression
- Impaired mobility
- Numbness/loss of sensations
- Loss of control of excretory functions
- Loss of sensations
- Moderate to severe physical pain
Additionally, spinal injury and paralysis victims often require constant home care.
If you or a loved one has sustained a spinal injury or is paralyzed, attorney Evan M. Altman wants to hear your case.