Spinal Cord Injuries

A spinal cord injury is an injury to the spinal cord the causes full or partial loss of sensation and motor control of the body. As leading personal injury lawyers in our community, our attorneys have witnessed the horrible and debilitating consequences of spinal cord injuries. The life time costs of pain and medical expenses over a person's life time can be enormous. Spinal cord injury victims can suffer a wide range of permanent and serious health problems. Let our family of attorneys help you.

Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back. It carries signals back and forth between your body and your brain. A spinal cord injury disrupts the signals. Spinal cord injuries usually begin with a blow that fractures or dislocates your vertebrae, the bone disks that make up your spine. Most injuries don't cut through your spinal cord. Instead, they cause damage when pieces of vertebrae tear into cord tissue or press down on the nerve parts that carry signals.

Acute injuries of the spine and spinal cord are among the most common causes of severe disability and death following trauma. The damage to the spinal cord begins when there bone, disc material or ligaments intrude into the spinal cord tissue. The damage cause is not ordinarily a severing of the spinal cord, but damage to the nerve cells that carry signals up and down the cord between the brain and the rest of the body.

Spinal cord injuries can be complete or incomplete. With a complete spinal cord injury, the cord can't send signals below the level of the injury. As a result, you are paralyzed below the injury. With an incomplete injury, you have some movement and sensation below the injury.

According to the centers for disease control, forty-six percent of spinal cord injuries are from motor vehicle accidents, twenty-two percent are from falls, sixteen percent are from violence and twelve percent are from sports.

No two cases of spinal cord injuries are the same. The attorneys at Faulkner Law Offices are experienced in handling spinal cord injury cases. The level of damage can differ from person to person depending on the level of where the trauma occurred. Our attorneys recognize that each person is different and that requires that each of our clients with spinal cord injuries needs to have their life condition after injury considered very carefully and in detail. This allows us to most effectively tell our client's story to the jury so that they allow for full compensation for our client's loss.

Our attorneys go beyond just meeting our clients in our office. We go to the hospital to spend time with our clients to understand what they and their family are going through. We spend time in our client's homes to experience what impact that their injury has had on their everyday life.

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, you need a qualified spinal cord injury lawyer. We are experienced in spine injury law and have the skills to represent clients who have suffered spinal cord injuries. We constantly stay informed on current medical advances and rehabilitation treatment for people who suffer spinal cord injuries.

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