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Seeking Compensation After Suffering a Spinal Injury

Illinois Injury Attorney

Suffering a spinal injury is often a life-changing event. Spinal cord injuries can result in the loss of movement, chronic pain, and decreased strength. Every year, approximately 12,500 Americans suffer some form of spinal cord injury. Understanding the various forms of spinal cord injuries and their potential health complications can be critical as you emotionally and physically heal from your injuries. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, contact a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to discuss your options moving forward. 

Complete and Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries 

Throughout the United States, approximately 276,000 Americans live with some form of spinal cord injury. Even minor spinal injuries can result in serious long-term health problems. Spinal cord injuries are classified as either incomplete or complete. In the case of an incomplete spinal cord injury, the spinal cord is not completely severed. This usually allows for the injured person to retain some spinal function, depending on the severity of the injury. With complete spinal cord injuries, the spine is completely severed. In these instances, regaining function is only possible through extensive medical treatment and physical therapy, if at all.

If you suffer any form of spinal injury, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Spinal cord injury symptoms can be delayed for hours or even days. Paralysis may be delayed by immediate swelling and internal bleeding. Regardless of the injury, any delay in treatment can be extremely detrimental to your long-term physical health. 

Most Common Spinal Cord Injury Causes 

A spinal cord injury can occur through a variety of actions and accidents, but the two most common causes are motor vehicle collisions and falls. Car accidents account for 37 percent of all spinal cord injuries, and an injury can occur in minor rear-end collisions. Spinal cord injuries are much more likely for passengers who do not utilize their seat belt. Falls are the second-most common cause for spinal cord injuries, making up 29 percent of all cases. If you suffer a fall injury while at work, or while visiting a business, it is possible your injuries were caused by the negligent actions of a company. 

Contact a Waukegan Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

At Salvi and Maher, L.L.C., our legal team is here to provide skilled legal representation and support during your recovery. For accident victims who suffer paralysis, paraplegia, and quadriplegia, the physical and financial cost can be overwhelming. With decades of legal experience, our team is prepared to pursue maximum compensation for your injuries. To schedule a free consultation with an experienced Lake County personal injury attorney, call us today at 847-662-3303. 

Sources:

https://www.spinalcord.com/types-of-spinal-cord-injuries

https://www.spinalcord.com/blog/infographic-u.s.-spinal-cord-injury-facts-figures

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