How Does a Spinal Cord Injury Affect the Body?
A spinal cord injury can affect you in a multitude of ways. How it affects the body depends upon the location of the damage and the severity of the injury.
If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury due to the reckless actions of another person, the experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates can help you fight for the fair and just compensation you deserve. Our lawyers will be by your side during what is certainly a challenging time for you and your family. Call us at (646) 692-0204 for a free consultation.
A spinal cord injury changes your life, often requiring a long recovery or resulting in a permanent disability. When your injury is due to the careless or reckless actions of another, you may have the right to bring a claim against that person or business. A personal injury claim or lawsuit holds those liable for your harm accountable for your injuries.
The Impact of a Spinal Cord Injury on the Body
The spinal cord performs an important function in communicating with the brain. By sending and receiving messages, the spinal cord and brain work together to provide for movement and sensation.
Medical News Today explains that spinal cord injury is either complete or incomplete. A complete injury means there is no movement or sensation below the point of injury. An incomplete injury means there is some movement or sensation below the point of injury. The long-term effects of a spinal cord injury on the body can include:
- Muscle spasms
- Mild to severe pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Loss of bowel or bladder function
- Loss of sexual function
In addition to the effects on your body, this type of serious injury can also impact your mental health. According to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, as many as one in five patients experience depression as a result of their spinal cord injury.
The physical and emotional pain of your injury can plague you throughout your lifetime. When you experience a spinal cord injury that is the fault of another, even partially, you have the right to seek justice. Our personal injury lawyers can help you explore your legal options for pursuing compensation for your damages.
For a free legal consultation, call (646) 692-0204
Possible Compensation You May Recover
A spinal cord injury can result in catastrophic injuries that cause lifelong pain, disabling physical or mental injuries, a mountain of medical bills, and may prevent you from being able to work. While each case is unique, the types of compensation you may generally be entitled to include:
- Pain and suffering for all physical and emotional injuries
- Future pain and suffering if your injuries are permanent in nature
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
- Medical bills in the past and future
- Ongoing costs, such as rehabilitation, therapy, medical equipment, building accommodations, and prescription medication
- Lost wages in the past and future
- Loss of pension benefits
- Any other out of pocket expenses caused by your injuries
Let Dansker & Aspromonte Associates Help You Fight for Justice
Whether your spinal cord injury was the result of a motor vehicle accident, construction worksite accident, premises slip or trip and fall, or other traumatic event, the best way for you to protect your rights is to hire a dedicated and experienced team of lawyers like those at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates. Since 1988 we have been fighting for injury victims just like you and ensuring that they obtain the financial compensation they deserve. Don’t delay. There are time limitations for you to file a claim for compensation. If you fail to file your claim within the deadline, you may be forever barred from receiving compensation.
The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can begin to investigate the facts and circumstances of your accident, secure evidence, and begin to build a strong claim on your behalf. Our consultation is free and if we agree to accept your case, you will not be required to pay us any money upfront. We only get paid a legal fee if you receive compensation. Call us today at (646) 692-0204. Until you meet with our lawyers, protect yourself by following this simple advice:
- Call the police
- Request that an accident or incident report be completed
- Secure the names and contact information of all witnesses
- Take photographs if possible
- Do not speak to any representatives from the at-fault party
- Do not engage in settlement talks without first speaking to an attorney
- Do not post on social media any statements or photographs
- Seek medical attention immediately
- Follow all medical advice
- Retain copies of all medical records and receipts
When you hire the lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates we will take on the burden of investigating and building a strong case for you while you can focus on your own recovery.
A spinal cord injury affects more than just the spine. It can be a devastating injury that turns your world upside down. You don’t have to deal with your injuries alone. Our lawyers are here to help.
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