All it takes is one short second and one tragic accident. The idea of suffering permanent loss of sensation, movement, and control of body function can be daunting, but it is a strong possibility when you suffer a spinal cord injury.
Even more disheartening is the idea that your life may be changed forever. Everyday abilities such as walking or running could be lost. Also, along with physical change, the financial changes you will sustain as result of your spinal cord injury can be overwhelming.
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, in the United States, approximately 11,000 people suffer spinal cord injury each year, which means almost 30 people are injured each day. A spinal cord injury case should be handled with care and compassion. That’s why you need the knowledgeable Terre Haute spinal cord injury lawyers from Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin.
What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?
A spinal cord injury happens when the spinal cord becomes damaged as a result of a traumatic blow to the vertebrae that causes swelling and loss of body function or mobility.
There are two kinds of spinal cord injuries:
- Complete Injury
The victim loses all sensations and voluntary motor movement on either side of the body below where the injury occurred
- Incomplete Injury
The victim experiences partial movement or feeling after the accident occurred
The Road to Recovery
The road to recovery following a spinal cord injury is a long and expensive one and unfortunately, there is no cure for this serious injury. The rehabilitation process, which is usually long-term, involves extensive physical therapy, skill rebuilding activities, and counseling for emotional support—all treatment that can be extremely costly.
The Mayo Clinic reports that the most common causes of spinal cord injury in the United States are automobile accidents, acts of violence, sports and recreation accidents, and disease.
Free Initial Consultation
No matter how you incurred your spinal cord injury, contact the well-prepared, experienced Terre Haute spinal cord injury lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin. To get in touch with us and receive your free initial consultation, just dial (800) 477-7315.