Spinal Cord Injuries

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In the United States, more than 12,000 people will suffer a spinal cord injury each year.  These injuries can be debilitating. Once a person has lost control of their body, they must rely on others for support.

A spinal cord injury can happen to anyone at anytime.  This injury can result from a fall or car accident, no matter how minor.  A spine injury can cause significant pain and suffering and may even result in paralysis.

If you suspect that you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, it is important to seek immediate medical attention.  Once you have gotten the necessary medical care, you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney for legal advice about your case.

Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury

Some warning signs of a spinal cord injury include:

  • Pain
  • Loss of feeling or sensation below the injury
  • Incontinence
  • Loss of control of arms or legs
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty balancing
  • Unusual twisting of the back

Causes of a Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury can be cause by any trauma.  Some of the more common causes of spinal injury include:

  • Motor vehicle accident
  • Bicycle accident
  • Sports accident
  • A fall
  • Diving into shallow water
  • Spinal disc dislocation

What are common examples of personal injury cases in Las Vegas?

The most common example of a personal injury case is a car accident. A vehicle accident occurs when a driver fails to exercise reasonable care while driving. If you were injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you should consult an experienced Auto Accident lawyer in Las Vegas. Other common types of personal injury claims include:

Experienced Las Vegas Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

For a free consultation with Anthem Injury Lawyers about a spinal cord case, contact us today at (702) 987-0202.  Our experienced spinal injury team will evaluate the details of your case and determine how we can get you the compensation that you deserve.  From our Las Vegas office, we represent spinal cord injuries all over Southern Nevada, including in Summerlin, Spring Valley, Southern Highlands, North Las Vegas, Henderson, and Boulder City.

Types of Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury is an injury the damages the nerves along the spine.  This is a critical injury that is sometimes fatal.

The symptoms of a spinal cord injury will vary depending on the location, completeness, and the severity of the injury.  In a complete spinal cord injury, nerve impulses cannot pass the area of the injury, resulting in loss of movement or paralysis.  In a partial or incomplete injury, some nerve signals will pass the point of point of injury, which allows for some sensation and movement.

The spinal cord is divided into three sections.  Each section controls a different function in the body.

The top portion of the spine is called the cervical spine and is located in the neck area.  Severe damage to the cervical spine could result in total paralysis, loss of body functions, quadriplegia, or paraplegia.  Less serious injuries to the cervical spine could cause temporary paralysis or discomfort and restricted movements.

The middle portion of the spine, or thoracic spine, controls your abdominal muscles and manual dexterity.  Spinal cord injury victims who have damage to the thoracic spine may experience paraplegia, loss of abdominal muscle control and movement, and loss of manual dexterity.

The lower spine or lumbar spine controls your lower abdominal muscles, leg muscles, bladder control, and sexual function.  Injuries to the lumbar spine may cause paralysis to the legs, loss of bladder control, and numbness.

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal injury because of the actions of another, you should seek legal advice from a personal injury law firm that is experienced in handling spinal cord injury cases.  At Anthem Injury Lawyers, we will fight for your to get the medical treatments and compensation that you deserve.

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