Back And Spinal Cord Injuries
The jarring impact of a vehicle collision can cause severe damage to the head, neck and spine. If you were in an accident, it is wise to seek medical attention to ensure the extent of your injuries is fully documented.
Greene & Schultz Trial Lawyers, based in Bloomington, Indiana, is prepared to represent injured clients following serious motor vehicle accidents. If the muscles of the back are twisted, torn or sprained, an individual might lose mobility or feel pain for the weeks and months after the accident. Some muscle injuries are severe enough for a person to feel chronic pain — a lifelong condition that might impact their ability to sleep, work or even sit for long periods.
Injuries To The Spine And Spinal Cord
The spinal cord is the cluster of nerves that conducts nerve impulses from the brain to various organs and limbs. These nerves are protected by the bones, or vertebrae, that comprise the spinal column. These bones can be broken, fractured or compressed in an accident. Damage to the spinal column can lead to the loss of sensation or mobility while the injury heals.
Damage to the spinal cord, however, can be devastating. Depending on the where the spinal cord damage occurs, the impact can be felt in different parts of the body. In these injuries, paralysis can become a reality. Typically, there are two different categories of paralysis:
- Paraplegia: This is the loss of sensation and/or mobility in the legs.
- Quadriplegia: This is the loss of sensation and/or mobility in all four limbs as well as numerous organs.
Experienced Attorneys That Work For You
Additionally, individuals might suffer monoplegia — paralysis in one leg — or hemiplegia — paralysis in the left or right side of the body. An attorney can carefully assess your unique situation and provide the guidance and representation you need.
Back and spinal cord injuries can be devastating. It is crucial that you work with a skilled attorney who can develop a strong, effective case strategy tailored to meet your needs. Our firm can be reached by phone at 812-336-4357 or by completing our convenient online contact form.