Spinal cord injuries can be among the most serious form of injuries caused by a Woodland Hills auto accident. Your spinal cord carries is your body’s “communication highway” and its vital, sensitive nerves act as messengers between your brain and other parts of your body. Traumatic spinal cord injuries can result in on-going pain, loss of control over bodily functions, numbness and tingling, impaired movement, and, in extreme cases, even complete paralysis. Learn more about paralysis and the expenses associated with a paralysis injury here.
Spinal cord injuries can result from a number of personal injuries, including:
- Car or auto accidents
- Motorcycle and bike crashes
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
This list is not exhaustive. If you were injured by another person’s negligent driving or behavior, contact an experienced Woodland Hills personal injury attorney about your legal rights and potential for financial recovery.
Generally speaking, spinal injuries are complete or incomplete. A complete injury results in an auto accident victim losing sensation and the ability to move his or her body below the area where spinal trauma has occurred. This can be a devastating and emotionally traumatic time for the individual, with hospital, counseling, and long-term care bills running into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. With the right personal injury attorney, you may be able to recover compensation for these bills, and for future bills. When a person still has some feeling and movement in the region below the impacted region, it is known as an “incomplete” spinal injury. Should you come into contact with a person who may have just suffered a spinal cord injury, do not move them unless it is absolutely necessary; as movement may exacerbate the injury. Do your best to keep the injured person as still as possible and call for medical assistance immediately.
It is important for an accident victim to seek immediate medical attention if they have suffered serious trauma to your head or neck. Next, if you believe that your/your loved one’s injuries were caused by negligence or the wrongful act of another party (such as the driver of the car that hit you), speak with a Woodland Hills accident attorney who can evaluate your case and discuss your potential for financial recovery.
For more information on what to do after suffering a spinal cord injury in an accident, contact Woodland Hills attorney Barry P. Goldberg and his legal team.