SCI (Spinal Cord injuries) are very common when it comes to work related accidents, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents and auto accidents. It is a known fact that spine is actually very fragile and if it is injured, it can easily have a very negative impact on the person’s ability to perform physical activities, work and, in the worst case scenario, confined them to a life in a wheelchair. In case you or your loved ones experienced SCI and are now seeking proper compensation for all the damages, do not hesitate to get in touch with a qualified and experienced attorney at the earliest opportunity.
General types of spinal cord injuries
When the soft part of the disc bulges through the circle of connective tissue it results in a slipped disc. This may occur in a car accident and may result in a life-long ailment.
The spinal nerves and spinal cord can become pinched when a herniated disc bulges out from between the vertebrae. At first, it may not seem like a problem, but in time it can gradually become worse with the repetitive straining of the spine.
Lumbar Spinal Problems
When the ligaments are torn from their attachments a lumbar sprain occurs in the lower back. The treatment is very long and may take years.
When there is pressure or damage to the sciatic nerve sciatica occurs. The nerve controls muscles of the knee, the lower leg and the back. This kind of injury may even result in temporary loss of mobility.
There are three main points of movement in the vertebrae of your spine – two facet joints and the inter vertebral disc. After an accident, torn ligaments, fractures and disc problems may result in abnormal alignment and movement, stressing the facet joints.
In case the vertebrae was dislocated or fractured, the back is considered as fractured or broken. Although the bones will heal normally, the victim will be forced to wear a special back brace for many months and will be much more vulnerable to similar injuries in the future.
The attorney will seek compensation on your spinal cord injuries for:
- Medical costs – Fees, hospital, emergency room.
- Ongoing medical costs – Speech therapy, physical and mental therapy, pharmaceuticals.
- Loss of income – Lost income and any potential wages.
- Pain and suffering – Compensation for general and special damages.
- Lost quality of life – Resulting from a permanent personal injury or any other factors.
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