Car Accident Related Spinal Cord Injury
A major car accident can cause serious injuries to the parties involved. One of the most life-altering types of injuries is a spinal cord related injury. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord related injury in an automobile accident caused by another party’s negligence, you need to seek out an Orange County accident attorney as soon as you can.
The spinal cord is a central system in the backbone that controls the feeling and movement in your body. If you suffer any injury to your spinal cord or if it is severed, you could possibly lose all feeling and control beyond that damage point. If you have only suffered an injury to the spinal cord, there is a possibility that you could walk again. However, if the injury completely severed the spinal cord, it is beyond repair and you will most likely spend the rest of your days wheelchair bound.
If you suffered injury to the spinal cord around your neck area, you could experience paralysis in your neck, arms, legs and trunk area. It could even result in breathing problems. If you suffered injury around your waistline, the paralysis would only involve your legs.
Emergency Signs & Symptoms
It is important to be cautious of any indications of a serious injury after a car accident. If you notice any of the following signs and symptoms following a car crash, it may indicate a spinal cord injury. You need to seek immediate medical attention.
- Extreme back pain or pressure in your neck, head or back
- Weakness, incoordination or paralysis in any part of your body
- Numbness, tingling or loss of sensation in your hands, fingers, feet or toes
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Difficulty with balance and walking
- Impaired breathing after injury
- An oddly positioned or twisted neck or back
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
According to the Mayo Clinic, common causes of spinal cord injuries include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Sports injuries
- Acts of violence
- Excessive use of alcohol
However, the most common cause of spinal cord injuries that tops the list is automobile accidents. The same statistics show that car and motorcycle accidents account for more than 35 percent of all spinal cord accidents each year in the United States. If you were injured in any type of accident that was caused by the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation. You need to immediately consult with an experienced OC spinal cord injury attorney to help you get the full compensation that you deserve.
Call an Orange County Accident Attorney!
If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident caused by another party, you may be entitled to compensation. You should immediately consult with an experienced OC spinal cord injury attorney to help protect your rights and get you the full compensation that you deserve.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with a lawyer, please call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas at (888) 848-5084.