St. Louis Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
One of the most devastating injuries our firm sees in our car accident clients are those to the spine.
These types of injuries have a wide range of symptoms from minor pain that goes away with treatment to total paralysis from a broken back. Even with minor spinal cord injuries, the pain that is associated with it can reappear months or years after the accident. If you were the victim of a St. Louis car accident and are now attempting to readjust to life with a spinal cord injury, contact a St. Louis car accident lawyer at our law firm as soon as possible!
High speed car crashes are one of the leading causes of spinal injuries thanks to the very high level of force that is created. If your injury was caused by the reckless disregard of another driver, do not hesitate to file a claim for damages.
When your spine absorbs the impact of a car crash, the discs will often displace or fracture. When blood cells rupture, nearby organs become damaged. The spinal cavity swells in defense, cutting off blood and vital oxygen to the area. The affected nerves and neurons are severed, causing a break in the connection between your brain and all of the body parts below the point of injury. If the swelling is not reduced in time, this condition will leave you paralyzed from the point of injury downwards.
There are two types of paralysis that can result from this loss of blood flow, incomplete and complete.
Incomplete paralysis means that the spinal column was not severed completely, and you still have some control over movement below the line of injury.
A complete spinal cord injury means that at the point of injury, all nerve and neuron transmission was severed. There will typically be no sensation or movement control below that line of injury.
Contact a St. Louis Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Whether your spinal cord injury results in complete paralysis or some limited movement, our firm can help you recover your damages. In spinal cord injury cases, the cost of future medical care and occupational therapy will be a big portion of the settlement. This is due to the constant medical care or therapy you may need to try and resume a life similar to the one you had before the accident.
If your spinal cord injury was the result of another driver’s negligent behavior, contact our experienced legal team. Not only will our skilled car accident lawyers help you recover your past medical expenses, we can also work to get you compensation for ongoing medical expenses as well.