Spinal Cord Injury

The spinal cord is an integral part of your central nervous system. It is the highway that carries signals from your brain to every part of your body. It tells your muscles how to contract to complete movements and sends sensory signals from your limbs to your brain for interpretation. When damage occurs to the spinal cord, its effects can widespread throughout the body.

There are two types of spinal cord injury that can occur, complete and incomplete. In a complete injury, all sensory and motor functions are lost as the ability to send the appropriate signals has been severed. In an incomplete injury, the person may have some sensory and motor function left. These will vary on a case by case basis depending on the severity of the injury.

Spinal cord injuries may result in partial or complete paralysis in different parts of the body depending on where the injury occurs. Most spinal cord injuries are permanent and cause irreversible life changes for the victim of the injury.

Common causes of spinal cord injuries include:

  • Falls
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Industrial or Construction Accidents
  • Sports Injuries
  • Physical Violence and Assault
  • Shootings

You will most likely need an experienced lawyer to represent you, bearing in mind that you must deal with difficult parties and legal complexities before you can receive your due compensation. Remember to be quick about hiring an attorney or otherwise risk missing the deadline for filing your injury claim, as stipulated in your state’s statute of limitations. At Oswalt Law Group, our attorneys are always available for a free consultation about your injury case, so call us today on (602) 225-2222 to see how we can help you.

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