Spinal Cord Injuries & Paralysis Accident
Many individuals suffer from minor neck and back pain. However, some spinal injuries can be very serious, chronic and sometimes even permanently disabling. The attorneys at the law firm of Brais Law Firm with offices in Miami, Florida, Boston, Massachusetts and Houston, Texas realize a lawyer’s job is to help clients on their road to recovery.
Spinal injuries are typically caused when there has been a trauma causing a serious injury or irritation to the complex structures of the back or neck. Most spinal injuries are the result of trauma caused by traffic accidents, with soft tissue injuries being the most common. Yet, spinal injuries can also result from falls, sports, work accidents, and defective products.
Typical types of spinal injuries include: compression fractures, herniated, ruptured, or slipped disks, connective tissue injuries, whiplash, and spinal cord injuries. Tenderness, stiffness or spasms in the muscles of the neck and back, as well as headaches, dizziness, nausea, vision impairment and memory difficulty can be symptoms of a back or neck injury. Pain, tingling, numbness, or paralysis of an extremity can indicate that a more severe injury has occurred and immediate treatment should be sought from a medical professional. Treatment of spinal injuries can involve physical therapy and medication to surgical intervention. Some surgeries remove the offending inter vertebral disc material, while others are more complex and involve bone fusion and instruments screwed into vertebral bodies.
When spinal injuries occur, they can cause severe physical as well as emotional hardships for the individual. Not only may there be extreme pain, there can be extensive medical bills, stress due to an inability to perform necessary day-to-day tasks, limited ability to work, and loss of wages due to missed work.
If you suffered a spinal injury and would like to discuss your legal rights, do not hesitate to contact us. The attorneys at the law firm of Brais Law Firm have the experience to protect your rights, the compassion to serve your needs, and the skill to obtain the compensation you deserve. To reach our lawyers you may click email the firm, call 1-800-499-0551 from within the U.S., Skype BraisLaw worldwide or click Contact Us to select and complete a form for a free evaluation of your case.
Links and Resources:
- The Merck Online Medical Library
- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation … How The Spinal Cord Works
- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation … Newly Paralyzed
- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation … Directory of Nearby SCI & Paralysis Facilities
- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation … Free Resource Book
- The Mayo Clinic’s website … Causes
- Spinal Cord Injury Information Network
- The National Spinal Cord Injury Association