In order to easily complete almost every movement of your daily life, your body’s back and spinal cord are integrally involved. If you have sustained a back injury or spine injury, there can be devastating effects that result in life-altering changes. Unfortunately, spinal cord injuries are one of the most commonly reported injuries resulting from auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, trucking accidents, and motorcycle accidents.
Types of Spine Injuries
When someone has been involved in an accident such as those previously mentioned and sustains a back injury, there can be several outcomes. Depending on the exact point of injury, three severe possibilities arise: disc injury, paraplegia, and quadriplegia.
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Any traumatic event can cause the discs of your vertebral column to herniate, or bulge from their normal spinal locations. From minor back pain to major neurological effects, a disc injury resulting from an accident may end in severe spine-related issues.
If an accident leads to paraplegia, the victim will have limited feeling and movement (incomplete) or no feeling and movement (complete) in the lower areas of the body. Quadriplegia, on the other hand, results in a complete loss or diminishment of feeling and movement from the upper and lowers areas of the body including all four limbs.
Contact Our Slidell, Louisiana Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
After a serious accident caused by someone else’s negligence or carelessness, back injuries and spinal cord injuries are common. Victims sustaining these types of injuries may be affected both mentally and physically; they may no longer be able to function or perform activities as before which can have a severe psychological effect. Victims, however, should not have to face these effects alone.
If you or a loved one is suffering from a spinal cord injury, contact the Law Offices of Edward A. Shamis, Jr., J.D., P.C. We have been representing victims of personal injury accidents for over 37 years and know what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Don’t settle for less than you deserve or gamble with your future! Contact our Slidell, Louisiana spine injury attorneys for the legal advice and representation you need.