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Spinal cord injury victims face many costs. Not only must they undergo surgery, rehabilitation and other medical treatments, they often need wheelchairs and other assistive devices. Sometimes people have to renovate their homes or modify their vehicle in order to accommodate these devices. Even if someone has insurance, it may not be enough, particularly if their insurance company challenges a doctor’s decision about what the victim needs.
For this reason, it’s important to enlist the help of a dedicated personal injury firm. At Cunningham Bounds, our top-rated Alabama spinal cord injury lawyers can fight for the compensation you need in order to cover expenses incurred by your injuries. We work so that you can move forward from your injury-causing incident with confidence, knowing that our firm has your best interests in mind. Since 1958, we have handled cases for thousands of clients and recovered billions on their behalf.
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Top Spinal Cord Injury Causes
According to a report by the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), there are an estimated 288,000 people in the United States currently living with a spinal cord injury or SCI – and this number does not include those who die at the location where their spinal cord injury occurred. There are also about 17,700 new cases every year.
Caused when any part of the spine or nerves along the spinal canal becomes damaged, spinal cord injuries are some of the most devastating physical injuries anyone can suffer, causing loss of body function and leaving victims permanently reliant on life-long care. Due to their effect on the body’s central nervous system, these injuries can turn a healthy individual into someone who requires constant assistance with even the most basic activities of daily living.
Spinal cord injuries are commonly caused by the following, and more:
- Slip and fall injuries
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Violent assaults and abuse
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Boating and maritime accidents
Spinal Cord Injury Complications
Depending on the severity of the spinal cord injury, victims may suffer from either temporary or permanent paralysis. The extent of the paralysis will also depend on the location of the spinal cord injury on the spinal column. When an SCI is considered “complete,” nearly all motor and sensory functions in the affected area will be lost. However, “incomplete” paralysis may allow for some limited bodily functions.
Spinal cord injuries are also associated with the following symptoms and complications:
- Poor reflexes and muscle spasms
- Reduced mobility and flexibility
- Pain and nerve damage
- Loss of bladder and bowel control
- Loss of sensation
- Sexual dysfunction and loss of fertility
In the past, a spinal cord injury almost always meant lifelong paralysis and other serious complications. Thanks to recent advances in medical research and technology, it is possible for certain kinds of SCIs and paralysis to improve with physical therapy and ongoing medical assistance. Because these injuries require significant resources to treat, it’s vital to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer if you believe negligence played a role in your SCI.
Pursue Compensation with an Award-Winning Alabama Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer!
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, it is crucial that you work with a personal injury lawyer who is experienced, tough and determined to see things through. Your quality of life and your family’s quality of life depend on it. Begin a free case evaluation with our firm to determine your legal options. We have the knowledge and experience you need to hold the parties responsible for your injuries accountable for their negligent actions.
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