Spinal Cord Injuries (SCIs) are one of the most common injuries from a motor vehicle accident. Spinal cord injuries can be so severe that they have permanent consequences on your daily life. Car accidents are known to create injuries that involve loss of movement, loss of sensation, and excruciating back pain. All of these symptoms are signs of a spinal cord injury.
According to the Mayo Clinic, a spinal cord injury is considered either to be complete or incomplete. A complete spinal cord injury involves complete paralysis below the trunk while an incomplete spinal cord injury allows the injured party to retain some motor and sensory control.
Below are some of the most common symptoms of a spinal cord injury:
- Back and neck pain
- Loss of sensation or numbness
- Inability to control bladder
While neurosurgery, physical therapy, and other forms of treatment can help treat a spinal cord injury, often the effects can be permanent and a return to normalcy can be difficult. Treatment can last for months or even years.
Impacts on Daily Life:
If you’re suffering from a spinal cord injury, you may be having trouble performing daily activities. Spinal cord injuries are known to affect a person’s ability to work, especially in jobs that require movement and physical labor. Numbness, loss of sensation, and pain can prevent a person from carrying out their duties at work. Spinal cord injuries may also prevent a person from spending time with family, friends, and carrying out their typical household duties such as cooking or cleaning.
If you’ve been in an accident and are suffering from a spinal cord injury, you may be entitled to compensation for wage loss, medical bills, and pain and suffering. You may also be compensated for any emotional impact a spinal cord injury has had on your well-being. While physical pain and extensive medical bills are more obvious effects of a spinal cord injury, a spinal cord injury can also lead to emotional pain and suffering. It can be difficult navigating daily life when your motor and sensory control are impacted. At the Law Office of Brian H. Turner, we’ll work with you through this difficult time to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Call us at 916-571-9583 or send us a message online to arrange a free consultation.