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What Accidents Can Cause Spinal Cord Injuries and the Long-Term Effects?

by | Oct 1, 2018 | Catastrophic Injuries

At The King Firm, we understand that one of the most serious types of injuries someone can sustain is paralysis. When the spinal cord is severely damaged, an individual may suffer from a number of different types of accidents that can impact their entire life.

Understanding how spinal cord injury can occur and the long-term impact the injured party may experience is important. These are some of the most severe, with many of the symptoms including loss of movement, altered sensation, loss of bowel or bladder control, exaggerated spasms, intense stinging sensation, problem with the lungs, or more.

Common Causes and Accidents

There are a number of situations in which paralysis may occur and the accidents can be very damaging. These are mostly preventable and there are multiple parties who may be considered negligent for the injury.

  • Motor vehicle accidents: Whether they involve a car, a large truck, motorcycle, or any other vehicle, with enough impact, a motor vehicle accident can lead to someone suffering spinal cord damage.
  • Workplace accidents: Some workplaces present dangerous hazards that—if encountered—may cause serious harm. For instance, a construction site could present a fall threat and if an individual falls from a high place, they could damage their spinal cord.
  • Assault: Assault could also cause serious spinal cord damage if severe enough. If the assault occurred in a location with negligent or non-existent security measures, the business or other entity may be held responsible for the damages.

The Long-Term Impact

When a spinal cord injury occurs, the victim may be left with plenty of questions regarding what to do next, how to deal with the physical hardship, and what their options may be. Unfortunately, these are not always easily answered.

Some of the injuries that may occur as a result of a spinal cord accident may include:

  • Radiating pain
  • Numbness
  • Nerve pain
  • Damage to discs
  • Nerve root damage
  • Paralysis

Many of these injuries require long-term care and potential procedures to help make the victim as comfortable as possible, as well as ongoing expenses, and initial need for changes to the victims living quarters or vehicles.

With so many expenses to consider, it’s important for injured parties to recognize their ability to seek compensation and justice from the negligent party. This requires the help of a legal professional to go above and beyond to pursue action.

When someone’s actions have caused you harm, our South Georgia spinal cord injury attorneys are here to work with you. We can explain your rights and options, and help you navigate the complex legal matters ahead.

Contact us at (229) 515-8585 to discuss your potential case.

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