SPINAL CORD Injuries
Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) are often life-altering, causing permanent loss of strength, sensation, and function below the site of the injury. A spinal cord injury is caused by a sudden blow or cut to the spine – these injuries can be sudden. There are approximately 276,000 people in the United States living with a spinal cord injury – the annual cost for a spinal cord injury is $9.7 billion.
There are multiple causes of spinal cord injuries, the most common include:
- Car accidents
- Sport-related injury
At Floyd Hunter Injury Law, our Alabama serious injury attorneys will help you through this tough time. Our experienced attorneys are equipped with the up-to-date medical and legal knowledge that is required in order to keep your rights protects following a spinal cord injury.
Know the Signs & Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury
The severity of your injury depends on the place of the injury. A complete injury occurs when almost all sensory feeling and all motor function is lost below the spinal cord. An incomplete injury occurs when you have some motor or sensory function below the area affected – there are multiple degrees of an incomplete injury.
The most common symptoms following an injury include:
- Loss of movement
- Loss of sensation – the ability to feel touch, heat, or cold
- A loss of bowel/bladder control
- Exaggerated reflex activities or spasms
- A change in sexual function, sensitivity and fertility
- Pain or intense stinging sensation – this is caused by damage done to the nerve fibers in your spinal cord
- Difficulty breathing, coughing or clearing of lungs
If you or a loved one begin to experience any of these symptoms following an accident, immediately seek medical attention.
Following a spinal cord injury, you may be entitled to compensation from the negligent party. A majority of spinal cord injuries require extensive medical attention and even long-term medical care resulting in a loss of wages and medical bills. An average of $70,575 in lost wages is what a majority of victims are faced with.
Let the top Alabama serious injury attorneys at Floyd Hunter Injury Law fight for you and your family to get you the compensation you need. Call Floyd Hunter Injury Law for a Free Legal Consultation at 334-452-4000, or contact us by filling out the Free Consultation Form below.