Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in San Bernardino
Legal Aid for San Bernardino Spinal Cord Injury Causes
The spinal cord is composed of nerve cells that extend from the base of the brain down into the back. Although only about 18 inches in length, the spinal cord is the main conduit for messages going to and from the brain. A spinal cord injury can have many different causes. Commonly, there is trauma to the nerve cells that form the cord, resulting in the messages to and from the brain being impaired. Actions such as speaking, movement, breathing and others can be affected by a spinal cord injury. Such an injury can impede communication between the brain and other parts of the body.
When that occurs, involuntary reflex functions that we all depend on can be impaired. Motor and sensory functions can also be interrupted or wholly shut down. The unfortunate consequences can be devastating and the costs involved in care and treatment can be extremely high. A dedicated and knowledgeable San Bernardino personal injury lawyer may be of great service to you and your family, in obtaining proper compensation for any spinal cord injuries.
Causes and Results of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can result in secondary health issues that require constant care. Paralysis is a common consequence of spinal cord injuries. At times, surgery is needed and this can become very expensive. Loss of temperature and pain sensation, below the area of the injury to the spinal cord, can result. Pressure sores, bedsores, pneumonia, respiratory infections, kidney stones, bladder infections and even
brain damage can occur as a result of a spinal cord injury. In mild cases, these injuries can respond to rehabilitative procedures. In more severe cases, the victim of a spinal cord injury may undergo a drastic change in their life.
The care and treatment for someone who has received a severe spinal cord injury can be devastating for a family. Frequently, the costs run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Life savings can be decimated and compensation for the injury becomes a necessity. The supplies and equipment needed for care and treatment are improving and should be part of fair compensation. Sometimes a caregiver is needed to properly look after the injured person. If the spinal cord injury was caused by another's carelessness or negligence, we feel strongly that full compensation should be sought.
Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries, with
slip and fall accidents being the second most common cause. These accidents can occur in the
workplace, at home or on our roadways. Our experience, at the Pacific Attorney Group, reveals that many of these injuries result in medical issues that go well beyond the initial injury. If you or a loved one has received a spinal injury, our goal becomes obtaining proper compensation, for both your present needs and those that may become vital in the future.
Contact a San Bernardino spinal cord injury attorney
if you or a loved one has been the victim of such an injury and are in need of trustworthy legal help.