Most spinal cord injuries result from a sudden or traumatic event that fractures or dislocates the vertebrae. The damage is caused by bone fragments, disc material or ligament bruises that tear the spinal cord and produce the injury. The spinal cord can be compared to a computerized central server in charge of sending signals up & down from the brain to the rest of the body. Depending on where the injury is located, a damaging spinal cord can cause chronic back pain, paraplegia and even tetraplegia.
A spinal cord injury most often happens as a result of a traumatic event typically after auto accidents, sports injuries and slip and falls. These injuries need to be treated immediately by qualified professionals who can evaluate it and decide the appropriate treatment that needs to take place. Treatments are usually long and many require a combination of surgery and months or a lifetime of physical therapy. These events are not only hard on the patient but also on their families and peers.
Grand Rapids auto accidents take place everyday. Personal injury protection in Florida is a mandatory part of auto-insurance and covers up to certain amount on injuries whether you are at fault or not.
If you or someone you know suffers from a spinal cord injury contact a Grand Rapids personal injury attorney to help you fight for the money you deserve from your insurance company to cover the costs associated with a spinal cord injury.
No matter the cause of the injury, medical and legal help will get you and your family’s life on back track, to overcome this difficult situation through your diagnosis, treatment and the recovery stage.
If you believe you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury in Grand Rapids or need representation because of a personal injury, call R. Kevin Thieme for a free consultation today.