Spinal Cord Injuries – A very Serious Matter
Every 49 minutes an American sustains an injury to the spinal column. Each year, around 11,000 people suffer spinal injuries. Eighty percent of those injured are men; a majority are young adults between the ages of 16 and 30, and their injuries are largely caused by trauma such as motor vehicle crashes, acts of violence, and sports and recreation injuries. Falls also account for a large number of spinal cord injuries.
A spinal cord injury is any damage to the spinal cord that causes loss of sensation or motor control. The type of function affected depends upon where along the back and spine the damage occurred, as well as the severity of the injury. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident, selecting an attorney to represent you is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Your life will change as the result of a spinal cord injury, and the compensation you receive from a personal injury lawsuit can affect not only the quality of your life but your future financial security. The spinal cord injury attorneys at our Law Firm are dedicated to helping relieve the uncertainty and anxiety you face after a spinal cord injury. Call today for a free evaluation of your spinal cord injury case.
There are basically two types of spinal cord injuries; complete and partial. Forty five percent of all spinal cord injuries are complete, which means there is a loss of function below the point of injury, with both sides of the body usually affected. This can result in paralysis of all four limbs, quadriplegia, or the lower half of the body, known as paraplegia. Fifty five percent of spinal cord injuries are incomplete, which means the person may be able to move one limb or part of the body more than the other or have more feeling on one side of his or her body. Other symptoms that may occur in spinal cord injuries include:
● Bowel or bladder complications
● Breathing problems, may require a respirator or other breathing apparatus
● Low blood pressure
● Inability to regulate blood pressure
● Reduced control of body temperature
● Chronic pain
● More susceptible to contract respiratory disease
If you or a loved one has suffered from a spinal cord injury contact an experienced Minnesota spinal cord injury attorney today. The attorneys at Gaskins, Bennett, Birrell, & Schupp are experienced trial lawyers that are prepared to negotiate your case to get you the maximum recovery and have a proven record of success.
Any serious or high impact injury accident can result in a neck or back injury causing damage to your spinal cord. The largest number of spinal cord injuries occur in auto accidents. Other common accidents which result in paralysis or spinal cord injury include:
● Motorcycle accidents
● Truck accidents
● Work injuries
● Defective products
● Boating accidents
● Pedestrian accidents
● Construction accidents
● Sports and recreation injuries
At our Law Firm our spinal cord injury attorneys are committed to a thorough and accurate investigation for any client on whose behalf we undertake representation. In spinal cord injury cases, gathering the facts and evidence as soon as possible can be critical to the success of the case. Our attorneys will use unparalleled resources to accomplish the necessary investigation. If you have been injured through the negligence, carelessness, or wrongful actions of another, you deserve to be compensated for everything you have lost. Our attorneys will seek the compensation you or your family member may require to pay for a lifetime of medical needs and living expenses. For a free consultation with a San Antonio spinal cord injury lawyer at our Law Firm call us today. We are conveniently located in San Antonio, Texas and serve the twin cities and the entire state of Texas