The bundle of nerves running down the back is called a spinal cord. It is crucial to the body’s communications from the brain and extremities. Unfortunately, serious accidents can cause spinal cord damage that could leave a person facing a lifetime of immobility. It is important after any kind of accident to seek medical attention to determine what kind of damage has been done. Spinal cord injuries can be caused by numerous types of accidents such as whiplash in a vehicle accident or a fall from heights on a construction site. No matter the situation, it is important to know what causes a spinal cord injury and what can happen.
A spinal cord injury is usually caused by any of the following situations:
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While there are some spinal cord injuries that can completely heal, there are others that can leave someone paralyzed. When the injury-causing accident was a result of someone else’s negligence, legal action should be taken in order to help cover the costs associated with these types of injuries. Unfortunately, a spinal cord injury that results in paralysis can change so many aspects of someone’s life. It is important to make sure you have peace of mind during all of these changes.
If someone is paralyzed after a spinal cord injury, they may have to equip their home or vehicles with special equipment to help accommodate the new lifestyle. Because the individual will most likely require a wheelchair, a special van may be needed or special equipment to help the person get up and down stairs in the home. These should be costs that are afforded to the family if they can successfully file a personal injury claim against the negligent party.
At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., our New York City personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping our clients obtain the compensation they need after a serious spinal cord injury. There may be countless medical bills to pay or rehabilitation costs. A severe spinal cord injury can also prevent the victim from working and earning an income. Our goal is to help you hold the liable party accountable for their actions. We can also help with workers’ compensation or Social Security Disability Insurance if the circumstances call for either of these options.
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