Spine Injury Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What causes spine injuries?
Spine injuries may have a number of causes. Most often,spinal cord injuries result from car accidents, falls, sport accidents, and physical assaults or attacks. However, other causes may include workplace accidents, construction accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents and truck accidents. Any of these may cause direct trauma to the back or may twist the spine, causing damage to the spinal cord.
What are some typical symptoms of a spinal cord injury?
Although the particular symptoms associated with a spinal cord injury will vary dramatically depending on the specific type of injury sustained, common complaints associated with spine injuries include: numbness, tingling sensations in the hands and feet, difficulty breathing, extreme tension in the neck or along the back, paralysis or loss of muscle control in any parts of the body, particularly the extremities.
What are the potential consequences of a spine injury?
Depending on the severity of the damage the spinal cord sustains, the consequences may range from partial numbness in the extremities all the way to complete paralysis. Paraplegia (paralysis of the lower part of the body) and quadriplegia (paralysis of all four limbs or the entire body below the neck) are potential consequences of a spinal cord injury.
What are my rights after an accident resulting in spine injury?
If another person caused your injuries, you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit against them. For example, if a drunk driver caused an auto accident that then caused your spine injuries, that driver should be held accountable. You should be able to receive monetary compensation for medical care and other expenses or damages associated with your spinal cord injury.
What is my claim worth?
No two cases are the same, and the amount of money you may be able to recover for your spine injury case will vary depending on the extent of injury and the impact this has had or will have on your life. A spine injury lawyer at our law firm, however, can meet with you to discuss what your particular claim may be worth.If you would like to learn more, contact a Los Angeles spine injury attorney at our law offices today!