Spinal cord injuries are among the most debilitating and life-changing injuries one can sustain. Because the spinal cord carries nerve signals from the brain to all points of the body, the severity and nature of an injury can vary wildly depending on the nature of the trauma. If you or a loved one has sustained an injury to the spinal cord, the Ridgefield spinal cord injury lawyers of Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP have the experience you need to recover the damages you deserve. Since 1988, our firm has helped countless clients obtain just compensation for their injuries. We have over 70 years of collective firm experience and have been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell®!
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The spinal cord is the long bundle of nervous tissue that serves as the major neural pathway for signals to and from the brain. It relays sensory information to the brain, carries motor instructions from the brain to the muscles, and is also responsible for a number of involuntary reflexes. A spinal cord injury involves damage to any part of the spinal cord, and the specific location of the damage determines the nature of the associated injury, which is classified according to its severity.
The severity of the injury can be classified as follows:
Personal injuries of the spinal cord are also classified according to the specific paralysis that accompanies them. Paraplegia affects the lower part of the body, including the trunk while quadriplegia affects all parts of the body below the neck. Such injuries commonly require years of rehabilitation and therapy.
The symptoms of spinal cord injury are as varied and as the accidents that cause them. While the specific signs depend on the nature of the trauma, common symptoms include the following:
The number one cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States is motor vehicle accidents.
If you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury because of the negligence of another person, you may be able to recover damages. Damages ensure you and your loved ones are cared for.
Such compensation may include payment for the following:
A personal injury attorney can help you obtain compensation to offset this disruption to your life. At Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP, our skilled Ridgefield spinal cord injury lawyers are dedicated to your well-being.
A spinal cord injury is a serious, life-altering condition, and depending on your specific case, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your pain and suffering. If you or a loved one has fallen victim to spinal cord injury, please contact Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP and schedule your free case evaluation with a dedicated personal injury attorney on our team.
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