One of the most devastating injuries that can result after a motor vehicle accident is damage to the spinal cord. While back injuries are serious they can often be rehabilitated and reversed. However, spinal cord damage is irreversible. Even after years of physical rehabilitation and therapy, a full return to pre-accident functionality is almost always unattainable. This is a life-changing diagnosis and requires experienced legal counsel.
Rollovers, head-on collisions and other high impact car crashes often lead to very serious spinal cord injuries. Just how serious the injury is classified depends on its “completeness.” Injuries that cause a complete loss of sensory and motor function is classified as “complete.” If there is some and not a total loss of sensor and motor function it is classified as “incomplete.” Spinal cord injuries that are complete are considered the most extensive.
Types of spinal cord injuries include tetraplegia or quadriplegia. Impacted areas of the body include the trunk, arms and legs. Another type of spinal cord injury is paraplegia where the trunk and legs are impacted. If you or your loved one has recently suffered a spinal cord injury, the road to recovery may be not only long but expensive. It is very important that you have a legal professional protecting your best interests and rights against insurance companies.
A spinal cord injury can cost in the millions for a lifetime of care. Seek knowledgeable and experienced legal counsel to help you and your family get the compensation that you deserve. While some accident cases can be settled between insurance companies, this is not that type of case. This is the type of case that needs the seasoned and skilled protection of a lawyer.