Anyone who experiences significant trauma to the head or neck is at risk for spinal cord injuries. These injuries are caused by damage to the spinal cord or to the nerves at the base of the spinal canal. They often compromise strength, sensation and other bodily functions below the site of the injury. The effects of spinal cord trauma may last long-term—even a lifetime in some cases.
The symptoms of your spinal cord injury will depend on the severity and placement of your injury. Injuries may range from whiplash to paralysis. Your damage may be classified as “complete,” meaning that you lose all sensation and motor function below the injury site. If you still have some degree of feeling and movement below where the injury occurred, your damage will be classified as “incomplete.”
Spinal cord injuries that result in paralysis have different classifications. The first is paraplegia, which affects the trunk, legs, and pelvic organs. Tetraplegia (also called quadriplegia) extends beyond the realm of paraplegia, affecting the arms and hands as well.
Spinal cord injuries may occur due to a number of reasons, including a workplace accident, a car crash, and the negative effects of a dangerous product.
If you have experienced a spinal cord injury due to the negligence of others or an occupational injury, you may be entitled to compensation. This may include payment for:
- Medical bills (including surgeries, rehabilitation, and short or long-term care)
- Prescription costs
- Lost wages and loss of earning potential
- Customized wheelchairs and/or vehicles
- Home modifications
- Fertility treatments (due to infertility from spinal cord injury)
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If you are experiencing spinal cord-related health issues due to an on-the-job incident or injuries resulting from the negligence of others, Tingey Injury Law Firm can help you stand up against big insurance companies and get the full range of compensation that you are entitled to. Whether you need an accident attorney in Henderson, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, or Summerlin, our experienced lawyers are poised to help you get the financial benefits you deserve so you can focus on healing physically, mentally, and emotionally.