A spinal cord injury happens when trauma results in damaged cells within the spinal cord or severs nerve tracts that relay signals up and down along the spinal cord. Most common types of cord injuries include contusions (bruising of the spinal cord), compressions (pressure on the spinal cord), lacerations (tearing or severing of some nerve fibers), and central cord syndrome (which is specific damage to the corticospinal tracts of the cervical spinal cord region).
Spinal Cord injuries can severely impact a person’s life and livelihood. Personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys represent clients who have spinal cord injuries that result in paraplegia and quadriplegia as well as those people with less serious injuries to the spine and neck. Some of the spinal cord injuries that occur are the result of:
* Workplace accidents
* Electric shock
* Extreme twisting
* Diving accidents
* Sports injuries
* Bullet or stab wounds
If you have experienced an injury impacting your spine you need to fill out our form to have a lawyer contact you for a free no obligation consultation. This type of injury should not be taken lightly.