Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are an extremely debilitating form of injury. There are many people who are never the same after they suffer these injuries. In addition to the terrible physical extent of SCIs, people can also suffer emotionally and psychologically.
The physical aspect of a spinal cord injury is usually classified as either complete or incomplete. Complete SCIs are where you lose all sensory and motor function below your injury. Incomplete SCIs are where you retain some sensory or motor function below your injury. Victims of SCIs can suffer from paraplegia (only leg paralysis) and tetraplegia (4 limb paralysis).
SCIs are catastrophic injuries because they can completely alter your life. There are approximately 12,500 new SCIs a year. If you or your loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to someone’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. This compensation would cover medicals bills, loss of work, and pain and suffering.
Whether the cause of your spinal cord injury was an auto accident or a slip and fall, know that it may be difficult to pursue your case alone. Hiring an experienced attorney can help you or your loved one get the compensation that you deserve. If you would like experience on your side, call the Law Office of John R. Vitola today.