Spinal Cord Injuries
Living on With a Spinal Cord Injury
As many people unfortunately lean in the wake of a traumatic spinal cord injury, this type of injury is life altering. The lasting effects of a spinal cord injury will depend in large part on the location on the spine of the injury. The higher on the spinal cord the injury occurs, the greater the extent of paralysis will be.
There Are Many Outcomes for People with Spinal Cord Injuries
Some spinal cord injury victims may recover to the point of being able to get around with a walker or scooter, and largely care for themselves. Others may live out their lives in a wheelchair, but retain use of their upper bodies. The more unfortunate spinal cord injury victims are quadriplegic and lose all use of all four limbs. They will require the assistance of personal care attendants the rest of their lives, or at least until modern technology provides an adequate and affordable solution. We can only hope.
There are many variations along the continuum between these two extremes among spinal cord injury victims. Each case requires careful diagnosis and appropriate therapy to maximize an accident victim’s level of recovery.
There Are Causes for Hope
The good news for people who have suffered spinal cord injuries in the 21st century is that science, medicine, engineering and the therapeutic arts have made many strides. There are many human services and technological aids available that can make life much more livable, productive, and rewarding for a spinal cord injury victim than was the case in past generations. Computer software, state-of-the-art musculoskeletal stimulation and therapies, motorized assistive devices, and disability-friendly architecture work in favor of the recovery of spinal cord injury victims.
Let Our Decades of Legal Excellence Help You Get to a Better Place
The sobering news, however, is that expenses and losses often seem to be never-ending after a spinal cord injury. Medical care, durable medical equipment, ongoing physical therapy and lost wage replacement all add up to many thousands of dollars. Intangible losses, such as loss of enjoyment of life, cannot be measured in dollars and cents, but they may be the greatest consequence of all after a car accident or construction accident. If a spinal cord injury is the result of someone else’s negligence, an accident victim can file a personal injury claim or lawsuit in pursuit of compensation. We urge you Contact us at RGLZ Personal Injury Law after a New York City or Long Island spinal cord injury.
We represent clients throughout New York in personal injury claims. All personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no fees to us unless we recover compensation for you. To schedule a free consultation with one of our New York City or Suffolk County spine injury lawyers at RGLZ, call 866-639-5567 or contact us by e-mail. We’ll help you get to a better place.