Every year in the United States, approximately 8,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries. Many of these devastating injuries are the result of traumatic accidents, which could have been prevented, had the negligent party used more caution.
As the victim of a spinal cord injury, you have the right to hold the negligent party responsible for the injuries they caused. Please contact a Los Angeles Spinal Cord Injury Attorney at Cohen Injury Attorneys, today for a free consultation.
There are countless ways in which a person may experience a spine injury including:
- Gun violence
- Motor vehicle accidents Construction accidents
- Work-related accidents
- Swimming accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Sports injuries
The effects of a spinal cord injury may cause the victim to lose sensation in certain parts of the body, and may also cause motor, bowel and bladder difficulties. In severe cases of spinal injuries, the victim may become paralyzed from the waist down (paraplegia) or from the neck down (quadriplegia). In the case of paralysis, the victim may have to adjust all aspects of their life. Their personal and professional relationships may be changed, in addition to coping with the inability of performing typical daily activities and work duties.
Depending upon the severity of the spinal cord injury and the location on the spine which was affected, there may be various treatment options. Surgeries, physical therapy, medications, and assistive devices may all be necessary for a spinal cord injury victim. If your injury was the result of an accident caused by another person’s negligence you may be able to hold them liable and recover monetary compensation for your injuries and injury related expenses. Please contact one of our Los Angeles Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers today.
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