Boston Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
A spinal cord injury has the potential to permanently impact the rest of a person’s life. The physical, emotional, and psychological effects of a spinal cord injury cannot be overstated, and at The Law Office of Joseph Linnehan, Jr. our Boston spinal cord injury attorneys treat this type of injury claim with all the seriousness and dedication that it deserves. If you would like to schedule a free evaluation of your personal injury case after a spinal cord injury, call or contact us now.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury is one that damages any part of the spinal cord or nerves within the spinal canal, which runs through the vertebrae of the spine. Strength, sensation, and bodily function are all usually impacted at and below the site of the spinal cord injury. The most common causes of spinal cord injuries include auto accidents, falls, acts of violence, and recreational activities. The location and severity of the injury typically determine what type of spinal cord injury occurred.
The location of a spinal cord injury determines whether a victim is classified as a paraplegia, affecting the lower part of the body, or a quadriplegia, affecting all aspects of the body from the neck down. Spinal cord injuries are also either classified as complete or incomplete based on the severity of the injury. Complete injuries mean that all sensory and function is lost below the injury site, whereas an incomplete injury means that some sensory and function remain, and there can be varying levels of an incomplete spinal cord injury.
Complications to Spinal Cord Injuries
In addition to a loss of movement, altered or loss of sensation, , spasms, and pain, spinal cord injuries can also lead to significant complications for accident victims. Some of the most commonly reported complications to spinal cord injuries include the following:
- Loss of bladder control,
- Loss of bowel control,
- Pressure injuries (bedsores),
- Circulatory control (low and high blood pressure),
- Respiratory system issues,
- Bone density,
- Muscle tone,
- Sexual wellness,
- Depression, and other mental health issues
Compensation for Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries impact every aspect of a person’s life, and this must be taken into account when determining the proper amount of compensation for an injury claim. Damages for this type of injury include economic compensation for all present and future medical bills associated with the accident, wage loss, and the loss of future income and benefits. Compensation also covers a victim’s noneconomic damages, such as their pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life. To learn more, talk to our office today.
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The knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at The Law Office of Joseph Linnehan, Jr. promise to aggressively fight for the compensation that you or your loved one deserves after suffering a spinal cord injury in the Boston area. If you would like to schedule a free consultation of your case with one of our experienced lawyers, call or contact our office now.