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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?

Trauma that pulls, compresses, pushes sideways or cuts your spinal cord can potentially cause permanent spinal cord damage. Common causes of spinal cord injuries include:

  • Auto accidents or motorcycle accidents
  • Birth injuries
  • Falls
  • Gunshot & knife wounds
  • Diving into shallow water
  • Electrical accidents
  • Physical violence
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Diseases
  • Medical malpractice

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.

Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuits

If you have injured your spinal cord due to the negligence of another party, you might be entitled to financial compensation. Damages you can seek by filing a personal injury claim include:

  • Medical Bills
  • Emotional Distress
  • Lost Wages
  • Ongoing Medical Treatment

You can also seek compensation for any home renovations that are necessary to accommodate a wheelchair or other medical devices associated with your spinal cord injury.

Call Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC 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 & Lina, LLC can help you fight for justice and compensation to cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and more. We have recovered over $100 million in recoveries involving spinal cord injuries.

Call us today at (888) 425-6070 to put 75+ years' experience on your side.


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