Spinal Cord Injuries
The Mayo Clinic estimates that about 11,000 Americans suffer spinal cord injuries each year. Approximately 50 percent of new spinal cord injuries result from motor vehicle accidents, the leading cause of spinal cord injuries.
A spinal cord injury occurs when a traumatic event causes damage to the cells within the spinal cord or severs the nerve tracts that relay signals throughout the body. When a spinal cord or severe neck injury occurs, the affected area may lose sensation or the ability to function. At the Locks Law Firm, our team of personal injury attorneys has helped spinal cord injury victims throughout the tri-state area obtain fair compensation. Indeed, we have many significant verdicts and settlements to our credit. Contact a Pennsylvania, New Jersey or New York neck and spinal cord injury lawyer to schedule a free, confidential consultation. We are dedicated to providing each of our clients with the personal attention they deserve.
Spinal Cord Injury
The spinal cord is the column of nerve tissue, protected by the bones of the spine, which delivers messages between the brain and the rest of the body. Thus, spinal cord injuries may damage or destroy the ability of the brain to communicate with the body. When a spinal cord injury occurs, the part of the body controlled by the affected area of the spinal cord may lose its ability to function. Many spinal cord injuries result in permanent disability or paralysis. Paralysis can involve all four extremities (quadriplegia) or only the lower body (paraplegia).
The closer a spinal cord injury occurs to the head, the more likely it is that a larger area of the body will be affected. A complete spinal cord injury occurs when the affected area loses all sensation and muscle control, whereas partial injuries leave these functions intact to some degree. Most spinal cord injuries occur due to bruising rather than a severing of the spinal cord.
At the Locks Law Firm, we litigate neck and spinal cord injury claims throughout the tri-state area and can help you obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs. Contact our Pennsylvania, New Jersey or New York offices for a free, confidential consultation with a neck and spinal cord injury lawyer. Our attorneys will help you through every step of your personal injury lawsuit. We handle the complicated legal matters, allowing you to focus on recovery.
Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury
The effects of a severe neck or 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 emotional pain and suffering and have very valid concerns about how their injury will affect their lifestyle, financial situation, and personal relationships. Grieving and emotional stress are normal and common. The consequences of spinal cord injury include:
Paraparesis: Partial paralysis of the lower extremities.
Paraplegia: Complete paralysis of the lower extremities and usually the lower trunk.
Quadriparesis: Partial paralysis of all four extremities.
Quadriplegia: Complete paralysis of all four extremities.
Millions of Americans each year also suffer less disabling, but still painful and at times disabling, injuries to the neck and the structures surrounding it. The whipping forces that affect the body in many types of trauma are often concentrated in the neck because of its position between the larger and heavier trunk and skull.
Muscular pain, herniated discs, arthritic spurring, nerve stretching and nerve impingement cause significant pain and often require extensive medical treatment and physical therapy. These injuries commonly occur in automobile accidents and falls.
Evaluating the full effects of your injury is an important first step in setting goals for rehabilitation. At the Locks Law Firm, we help clients obtain the compensation that they deserve. Victims should not bear the financial cost of accidents that were not their fault. We will work to hold the liable party accountable for its actions and help you obtain the monetary settlement to which you are entitled. Contact our Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York offices to schedule a free, confidential consultation with a neck and spinal cord injury lawyer.
Contact a Locks Law Firm Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, our spine and neck injury attorneys are here to help. With decades of collective experience and hundreds of significant verdicts and settlements, the Locks Law Firm provides clients throughout the tri-state area with diligent, personalized representation. We meticulously prepare each claim and are willing and able to go to trial for justice. Contact the Locks Law Firm to schedule a free, confidential consultation and case evaluation with a Pennsylvania, New Jersey or New York neck and spinal cord injury lawyer.Do I have a case? Free Case Evaluation