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Has a car accident resulted in your suffering spinal cord damage?

Though many car accidents do not result in severe trauma to the parties involved, you may have found yourself in an incident that caused you to suffer a catastrophic injury. This type of outcome could result in severe and even permanent damage to your body, and as a result, your entire life has likely changed. The repercussions of such an injury can reach numerous aspects of your life, and you may feel at a loss as to how to handle them.

One type of catastrophic injury that can have varying impacts relates to spinal cord injuries. Most people understand that any type of damage to the spinal cord can lead to severe outcomes.

Causes of damage

Most commonly, the spinal cord suffers damage due to a hard strike that results in your vertebrae becoming dislocated or fractured. This issue can then result in the spinal cord sustaining damage as part of the bone compresses the cord or creates more severe damage, such as tears. Because the spinal cord acts as a conduit for relaying messages from your brain to other parts of your body, any damage to the spinal cord could have substantial impacts.

Types of injuries

When it comes to spinal cord injuries, two categories exist: complete and incomplete. When a person suffers a complete spinal cord injury, the cord loses the ability to relay those important messages and signals from the brain, and as a result, the injured person loses the ability to move and feel from the point of injury and down the rest of the body. This means that the injury has paralyzed the individual.

With an incomplete injury, the person may not entirely lose the ability to move or lose all feeling in the affected areas. However, he or she will likely experience substantially diminished abilities, which can cause significant struggles.

Seeking compensation

When a spinal cord injury results from a car accident, you may need a significant amount of time to adjust to your situation. You may go through a variety of ups and downs, both physically and emotionally, and these trials can put a considerable strain on your life. If another person caused your injury-causing accident, you may wish to explore your options for seeking compensation.

Filing a personal injury claim for your catastrophic injury could help you work toward the restitution you desire and deserve. Consulting with a knowledgeable Pennsylvania attorney may help you better understand how to potentially begin your case.

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