“Spinal cord injury” is a term used to describe any injury involving the nerves within the spinal cord. The spinal cord is made of nerve fibers which are responsible for the body’s ability to feel, move and perform functions such as breathing and sweating. The spinal cord is protected by bone segments called the vertebral or spinal column. Loss of function following a spinal cord injury depends on the location and seriousness of the impact on the vertebral column.
Injuries to the spinal cord are most commonly caused by motor vehicle accidents, although other accidents and injuries, such as falls, may result in injury to the nerves within the spinal cord as well. We can help accident victims and their families understand the details of a spinal cord injury as well as the legal remedies available to take into account future functional and economic considerations.
If you or someone close to you has suffered spinal cord injury or nerve damage as the result of an accident or negligence, please seek medical advice and contact us for legal assistance as soon as possible.