Spinal Cord Injuries
Every year, approximately 12,500 Americans will suffer a Spinal Cord Injury. Spinal Cord Injuries are often life-changing events that result in permanent disability and a lifetime of medical care. If you or a loved one sustained a Spinal Cord Injury in any type of accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation.
After a Spinal Cord Injury, it may seem like every aspect of your life has changed forever. You may be faced with painful physical rehabilitation, a lifetime of medical care, and a permanent loss of independence.
Don’t try to deal with this type of devastating injury on your own. At Henson Fuerst, our North Carolina Serious Injury attorneys have the medical and legal knowledge necessary to protect your rights in the event of a Spinal Cord Injury.
What is a Spinal Cord Injury?
A Spinal Cord Injury is defined as damage to either the spinal column or the nerve endings at the end of the spinal canal.
The brain and spinal cord make up the body’s Central Nervous System, which controls all muscle and nerve functions throughout the body. When the back or neck undergoes sudden trauma during an accident, it can cause the bones in the spinal cord, known as vertebrae, to fracture or dislocate. This type of injury can permanently damage the Central Nervous system and may disrupt the brain’s ability to control limbs and muscles.
The most common causes of Spinal Cord Injuries include:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Birth Injuries
- Sports Related Injuries
Signs & Symptoms
Spinal Cord Injuries can cause a wide array of permanent and devastating medical conditions.
Depending on the severity and what part of the spine is affected, signs and symptoms of a spinal cord injury can differ greatly. However, the most common signs of a serious Spinal Cord Injury include:
- Paraplegia – paralysis of the legs, torso and pelvic organs.
- Quadriplegia – paralysis of the arms, hands, torso, legs and pelvic organs.
- Numbness, Tingling or Weakness in the Extremities
- Problems Walking or Standing
- Severe Nerve Pain
- Headaches or Migraines
- Inability to Control the Bladder or Bowels
- Difficulty Breathing
Henson Fuerst is Here to Help
If you or a loved one suffered a Spinal Cord Injury as a result of someone else’s negligent behavior, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering. Henson Fuerst has extensive experience standing up to insurance companies, hospitals, and anyone else that is trying to prevent you from receiving the compensation you deserve for your serious injuries.
Call us today at (919) 781-1107 or fill out a free consultation form online to speak with one of our dedicated, compassionate Raleigh, North Carolina Serious Injury attorneys absolutely FREE. At Henson Fuerst, our experienced North Carolina Spinal Cord Injuries will investigate every detail of your accident at no cost to you and fight hard to ensure that your rights are protected.
At Henson Fuerst, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front, and you owe us nothing unless we win your case.
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