Atlanta Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
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Spinal cord injuries can be extremely serious and can have a lasting impact
on a person’s life. The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs
down the middle of your back, carrying signals from your brain to the
rest of your body. Spinal cord injury is the result of trauma directly
to these nerves or an indirect damage to the bones, soft tissues or vessels
surrounding the cord. There are two types of spinal cord injuries: complete
or incomplete. With a complete spinal cord injury, almost all feeling
and ability to control movement are lost below the level of injury and
you are paralyzed below the injury. With an incomplete injury, you still
have some sensation and movement below the level of injury.
What Are the Most Common Causes of a Spinal Cord Injury?
Spinal cord injuries may result from:
- Auto accidents or motor cycle accidents
- Birth injuries
- Diving into shallow water
- Electrical accidents
- Physical violence
- Sports-related injuries
Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injuries
Symptoms will vary greatly from person to person, depending on the severity
and location of the injury. Some common symptoms include:
- Loss of movement or difficulty walking
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Inability to move limbs
- Loss of sensation, including the ability to feel heat or cold
- Difficulty breathing
- Pain or stiffness in the back or neck
- Muscle spasms
Spinal cord injuries require immediate medical attention. If you suspect
that someone has a back or neck injury, it is important not to move him
or her. Doing so may cause permanent paralysis and other serious complications.
Instead, call 911 and keep the person still.
Call Goldstein & Hayes P.C. for a Free Consultation
If you or someone you love was injured, resulting in damage to the spinal
cord, the Atlanta spinal cord injury attorneys at Goldstein & Hayes,
P.C. can help you fight for justice and compensation to cover the cost
of medical bills, lost wages, and more. We have recovered over $200 million
on behalf of our clients.
Cal us today at (888) 425-6070.