Every year, approximately 12,500 Americans will suffer a Spinal Cord Injury. Spinal Cord Injuries are often life-changing events that result in permanent disability and a lifetime of medical care. If you or a loved one sustained a Spinal Cord Injury in any type of accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation.
After a Spinal Cord Injury, it may seem like every aspect of your life has changed forever. You may be faced with painful physical rehabilitation, a lifetime of medical care, and a permanent loss of independence.
Don’t try to deal with this type of devastating injury on your own. At Henson Fuerst, our North Carolina Serious Injury attorneys have the medical and legal knowledge necessary to protect your rights in the event of a Spinal Cord Injury.
What is a Spinal Cord Injury?
A Spinal Cord Injury is defined as damage to either the spinal column or the nerve endings at the end of the spinal canal.
The brain and spinal cord make up the body’s Central Nervous System, which controls all muscle and nerve functions throughout the body. When the back or neck undergoes sudden trauma during an accident, it can cause the bones in the spinal cord, known as vertebrae, to fracture or dislocate. This type of injury can permanently damage the Central Nervous system and may disrupt the brain’s ability to control limbs and muscles.
The most common causes of Spinal Cord Injuries include:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Birth Injuries
- Sports Related Injuries