Spinal cord injuries can have life-changing consequences for victims. If you have suffered spinal cord injury through the negligence or wrongdoing of another, contact The Fang Law Firm in Denver. Our experienced Denver spinal cord injury lawyers can assist you in holding responsible parties accountable and pursuing fair compensation for your losses.
The spinal cord is the cylindrical bundle of nerve fibers and tissue enclosed in the spine. It connects nearly every part of the body to the brain, with which it forms the central nervous system.
Damage to any part of the spinal cord can cause loss of strength, sensation, and body functions below the site of the injury. Spinal cord injury can be complete or incomplete.
The lowest normal part of the spinal cord is called the neurological level of the injury. Depending on the location of the injury on the spinal cord, paralysis may be referred to as:
Spinal injuries are caused by damage to the vertebrae, disks, or ligaments of the spine, or to the spinal cord itself. Traumatic spinal cord injury can occur with a traumatic blow to the spine that crushes, compresses, fractures, or dislocates one or more vertebrae. It may also be caused by a penetrating injury, such as a gunshot or knife wound.
Bleeding, swelling, inflammation, and accumulated fluid in and around the spinal cord usually cause additional damage for days or weeks following the injury. In some cases, an injured person may also experience brain damage or chronic pain in conjunction with a spinal cord injury.
As stated by the Mayo Clinic, the most common causes of spinal cord injury in the U.S. are:
Additional causes of spinal cord injuries can include:
Our Denver spinal cord injury attorneys know damages are high in spinal cord cases. Medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages and lost earning capacity are just a few of the tangible losses you may have experienced. It is essential to hold responsible parties accountable and recover the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one have suffered spinal cord injury, contact The Fang Law Firm in Denver today. We can also help families who have lost a loved one due to a spinal cord injury recover compensation through a wrongful death claim.