Spinal Cord Injury Symptoms And Causes
The Mayo Clinic estimates that about 11,000 Americans suffer spinal cord injuries every year. These injuries can be devastating because the spinal cord plays such a vital role in our ability to function. This collection of nerves carries the impulses from the brain to the rest of the body; these impulses control every movement in the human body, from breathing to moving our arms and legs. Victims of spinal cord injury are often entitled to compensation and may want to seek out an attorney who is experienced in spinal cord injury cases.
At the office of Mitchell & Shapiro, Atlanta injury attorney Richard C. Mitchell has handled many successful spinal cord injury lawsuits. Since our inception over 15 years ago, we have established a track record for aggressive and significant verdicts and settlements. Our legal team provides catastrophic injury victims competent, compassionate representation and advice that helps victims get on the road to recovery. Our spinal cord injury and paralysis lawyer handles personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of victims throughout Fulton County, Cobb County, DeKalb County, Gwinnett County and Clayton County. We litigate claims involving car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and construction accidents.
Common Spinal Cord Injury Causes
A spinal cord injury is typically caused by a blow to the head or a penetrating injury that causes disruption to the normal function of the brain. Our Atlanta, Georgia spinal cord injury lawyer handles catastrophic personal injury lawsuits involving:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace accidents
- Sports injuries
- Violent encounters, such as a physical assault or injury with a gun or other weapon
Spinal Cord Injury Symptoms
The most common symptom of a spinal cord injury is paralysis below the place of injury. However, victims may also experience tingling or a numbness below the affected place on the spine, as well as weakness and loss of coordination or control. Loss of bowel control occurs in some cases as well, and victims may also feel pain around the injured area of the spine.
The effects of a spinal cord injury may extend beyond the obvious physical impairments. Adapting to life with a disability – often in a wheelchair – is not easy. Victims commonly experience great emotional pain and suffering. Victims have concerns about how their injury will affect their lifestyle, their financial situation, and their personal relationships. Grieving and emotional stress are normal and common.
If you suspect that you or a loved one has sustained a spinal cord injury, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Moving someone with a spinal cord injury can easily cause further harm, or even wrongful death. The next step may be to take legal action, in the event that the actions of another person caused the spinal cord injury. Our lawyer – convenient Fulton County, Cobb County, DeKalb County, Gwinnett County and Clayton County – can help victims obtain compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Contact Our Atlanta, Georgia, Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your spinal cord injury, if another person’s negligence contributed to your suffering, you may be entitled to compensation. At Mitchell & Shapiro, our Atlanta, Georgia spinal cord injury lawyer has helped victims in Fulton County, Cobb County, DeKalb County, Gwinnett County and Clayton County obtain fair compensation for medical and rehabilitation costs, lost income, diminished earning capacity, property damage, and pain and suffering; we can help you too. Contact our catastrophic injury attorney to schedule a free consultation and discuss your potential case.