Any type of traumatic injury that is caused by the negligence of another party is especially devastating because if the liable party had been more careful, the accident may not have happened. Spinal cord injuries can happen in motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, or in any other accident. Unfortunately, these accidents often require significant medical attention and result in life-changing effects. When the spinal cord is injured, the central nervous system and the brain may feel significant effects. Often when it comes to the spinal cord, the higher that the injury is located, the greater the damage is. The brain may be unable to send any signals lower than the point of injury. Of course, this can result in quadriplegia or paraplegia, as well as a number of other spinal cord issues. These devastating injuries can also lead to other health issues such as chronic pain, respiratory issues, bladder and bowel issues, the inability to regulate body temperature or blood pressure, and can shorten the individual’s lifespan.
The injured party may want to consider their legal options to help ease some of the burdens of a spinal cord injury. They may be able to recover damages that can help cover the cost of medical bills, surgery, rehabilitation, physical therapy, pain and suffering, and more.
If you have been injured due to the negligence of another party, contact our firm today.
The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.