Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries:
The majority of spinal cord injuries are caused by motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, sport and recreational accidents, and acts of violence. The symptoms of a spinal cord injury can vary based on the location of the injury and the nature of the break. Common symptoms include:
- Extreme back pain or neck pain
- Loss of balance or difficulty walking
- Loss of movement or sensation in one or more parts of the body
- Loss of bowel and bladder control
- Loss of sexual function
- Difficulty breathing
The High Cost of Spinal Cord Injuries:
Spinal cord injuries are among the most expensive types of injuries to treat. Victims typically require expensive diagnostic tests to evaluate the severity of the injury and multiple surgeries followed by high-level short-term care. Once the victim is stabilized, there are long-term costs to consider, including physical therapy, modifications to the home to accommodate wheelchairs and other devices, and lost wages. Even individuals with good medical insurance can quickly reach their coverage limit, which can leave them struggling to survive financially. If the injury is the result of someone else's negligent, reckless, or malicious behavior, the individual/victim may file a personal injury lawsuit to receive compensation for their damages.
Although there is no cure for a spinal cord injury, the experienced personal injury attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers Law Firm located in Los Angeles can help you or your loved one get the compensation that you deserve for your injuries.