What You Need to Know About Spinal Cord Injuries

Experienced Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Guiding You Through Recovery

Lafayette spinal cord injury lawyer handling spinal accident claimsOur spinal cord injury lawyer team has a long history of success helping people in your situation after a serious accident or injury. We understand that this is a confusing, stressful time, filled with questions and an upsetting lack of answers. We have handled thousands of cases involving serious injuries. Thus, we can help you find ways to move forward with as many resources as the legal system allows you. Our law firm focuses on righting the wrongs inflicted upon injured victims. You have options for the best quality of life possible after the injury.

Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury

If you were involved in a car accident or workplace injury, then you may have a spinal injury. See a doctor immediately, even if you do not have any symptoms. Symptoms do not always appear immediately. Additionally, more, inadvertent damage can make the injury much worse. If you are experiencing any of the following, see a doctor or specialist as soon as you can. Your health and recovery is the most important and time-sensitive matter: worry about your medical costs later.

  • Loss of movement or sensation in limbs or below the waist
  • Numbness
  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Neck or back pain
  • Muscle spasm
  • Difficulty seeing
  • Sensitivity to bright lights or loud sounds
  • Incontinence or constipation
  • Coughing or difficulty breathing
  • Difficulties with walking and balancing

Will I Ever Recover from a Spine Injury?

This depends on the severity of the injury. Some injuries can heal over time through surgery, medication and physical therapy. Severe injuries can cause permanent paralysis, severely limiting the victim’s mobility for the rest of his or her life. They may require domestic services (meal prep, shopping), assistance with home maintenance (cleaning and gardening) and community support for getting around town.

The National Spinal Cord Injury Association can help victims and family members find the best specialists for rehabilitative treatment anywhere in the nation. Our firm routinely works with Lafayette spinal cord injury treatment programs. Consequently, we can help you select the best one for you.