Spinal Cord Injuries Can Be Permanently Disabling
Spinal cord injuries are often both exceedingly painful and slow to heal – if they do heal. Nearly any kind of serious accident can lead to a spinal cord injury, and this includes slip and fall accidents and vehicular accidents. In fact, spinal cord injuries can be so severe that they are permanently disabling. If someone else's negligence has left you with a spinal cord injury, contact an experienced Central Texas personal injury attorney today.
Your Spinal Cord Injury
A spinal cord injury is an injury to your spinal cord, which can involve the discs, vertebrae, and/or the ligaments that make up your spinal cord. Spinal cord injuries are complicated by the fact that they often go undetected until they become both more serious – as the swelling worsens – and more difficult to treat. If you have been involved in an accident, seek immediate medical attention to rule out the possibility of a spinal cord injury.
Your Body’s Command Center
Your spinal cord – coupled with your brain – make up your body’s command center, which means that your spinal cord is integrally related to your ability to coordinate your bodily movements and to feel sensations. As such, any injury to your spinal cord can have far-reaching implications. A severe injury to your spinal cord can leave you partially or completely paralyzed. Further, the pain and reduction in freedom of movement that can be brought on by a spinal cord injury can also be debilitating. A spinal cord injury can stop you in your tracks and can permanently alter the course of your life.
Spinal cord injuries are often so serious that the full scope of damages is difficult to tally adequately:
The medical expenses associated with emergency transportation, medical care, physical therapy, ongoing treatment, adaptive medical and physical devices, and/or prescription medications.
The hours and wages lost on the job – sometimes including a diminished earning potential or even an altered career path
The emotional pain and suffering associated with these debilitating injuries
If someone else’s negligence leaves you with a spinal cord injury, you need to take the matter extremely seriously by seeking immediate medical attention. Remember that early diagnosis often goes hand in hand with improved prognosis.
If Someone Else’s Negligence Leaves You with a Spinal Cord Injury, You Need an Experienced Central Texas Personal Injury Attorney Today
Spinal cord injuries are serious injuries that should never be taken lightly. If you have suffered such an injury because of someone else’s negligence, seek the experienced legal guidance of a Central Texas personal injury lawyer today. Attorney Brett H. Pritchard at The Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard in Central Texas is here to help. Mr. Pritchard has the experience, knowledge, and compassion to aggressively advocate for your case’s best possible resolution. This is a difficult chapter in your life, but personal injury attorney Brett Pritchard is committed to helping you find your best way forward. For more information, please contact or call us at (254) 220-4225 today.