A spinal cord injury usually begins with a sudden, traumatic blow to the spine that fractures or dislocates vertebrae. The damage begins at the moment of injury when displaced bone fragments, disc material, or ligaments bruise or tear into spinal cord tissue. Most injuries to the spinal cord don’t completely sever it. Instead, an injury is more likely to cause fractures and compression of the vertebrae. An injury to the spinal cord can damage a few, many, or almost all of these axons. Some injuries will allow almost complete recovery, others will result in complete paralysis. In order for you to successfully claim the proper amount of compensation needed for your potential recovery, contact an experienced Savannah, GA spinal cord injury attorney to fight on your behalf.
Spinal cord injuries suffered in a car accident or other traumatic event can be overwhelming, affecting every aspect of a person’s life from mobility to social life and sense of independence. The paralysis that may result from an SCI, will also cause family members or friends to adjust their lifestyles in order to support their loved one as advocates for resources or caregivers.
The often devastating injuries leave victims and family members stressed for years to come due to costly, ongoing medical expenses, inability to work and painful rehabilitation. Savannah personal injury attorneys at Roden + Love can help reduce the amount of emotional and financial stress caused by your injuries. Our experience in injury claims and thorough analysis will help you recover the full compensation that you are entitled to.
Common types of spinal cord injuries may include:
- Paralysis and loss of sensation
- Spinal contusions
- Severed spinal cord
- Central cord syndrome
- Anterior cord syndrome
- Brown-Sequard syndrome
- Partial nervous system damage
- Vertebral subluxation
Levels of Injury
Spinal cord injuries fall into two category types, complete and incomplete. A complete injury is associated with the total loss of function below the level of injury. In such cases there is no sensation, nor voluntary movement below the level of injury. An incomplete injury is characterized by partial function below the level of injury. An individual suffering from incomplete paralysis can experience an array of symptoms including partial voluntary control, feeling in areas that cannot be controlled voluntarily, or the ability to control one side of the body and not the other.
The lowest part of spinal cord that still functions is the neurological level of injury. If your arms, hands, trunk, pelvis and legs are all affected, you are quadriplegic. If only the trunk, pelvis and legs are affected, you are paraplegic.
The experienced spinal cord injury attorneys in Savannah, GA, at Roden + Love have served many individuals with serious injuries. We understand that when a serious accident happens, the injured victims must concentrate on healing and rely on their Savannah spinal cord injury attorneys to handle the complex legal issues. If you have sustained a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s carelessness, you may be entitled to money damages such as:
- Payment for past and future medical expenses
- Hospital bills
- Loss of past and future income and earning capacity
- Emotional distress
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Other expenses related to the incident
The Savannah, Ga spinal cord injury lawyers at Roden + Love know the laws relating to Georgia personal injury, particularly spinal cord injuries. While we can’t undo the harm, we can provide your family with a sense of security and comfort by obtaining compensation for your loss. Know that you can receive compensation to help cover your current and future bills as well as your pain and suffering, lost quality of life and lost earning capacity. At Roden + Love, we have extensive experience representing victims of spinal cord injuries. Our attorneys will negotiate with the insurance companies for you, so you can focus on rebuilding your life. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury contact us today at 844-RESULTS to set up a free consultation to discuss your legal rights.