A spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal cord sustains some form of damage. Spinal cord injuries may be mild or catastrophic, depending on the actual trauma involved. Because spinal cord injuries can affect the transmission of signals along the the spinal cord, the symptoms of a spinal cord injury can range from a diminished sensitivity to significant paralysis.
Bruises to or compressions of the spinal cord are common spinal cord injuries. More severe forms of spinal cord injuries arise when a traumatic force severs or tears the spinal cord nerve fibers. In addition to paralysis, severe spinal cord injury also subjects the injured person to an increased risk of secondary medical issues, such as infections and sores.
Spinal cord injuries may result from many types of accidents:
Spinal cord injuries pose serious and life-changing difficulties. Shinbaum & Campbell understands that after experiencing such a trauma, you will naturally be concerned about covering the costs of medical care, recovering lost wages, and ensuring the payment of future injury-related treatment by your insurance company. Our knowledgeable attorneys will discuss the circumstances surrounding your injury and the alternatives available to you. Our attorneys will also work with the parties relevant to your case, including insurance companies, to ensure all of your needs are addressed in a prompt and suitable manner.
If you live in the Montgomery or Central Alabama areas and would like to discuss your legal alternatives, contact us online or call Bill, Joe, or Arthur at 334-269-4440 (inside Montgomery) or 800-735-3328 (outside Montgomery) to arrange a FREE consultation.