Spinal cord injuries often result from traumatic incidences that may be caused by someone else’s thoughtless actions. This carelessness, whether from a car accident or failing to properly maintain their property, can leave injured individuals with severe health complications due to potentially permanent damage to their spinal cord. Considering that these injuries are often long-term due to the delicate nature of the spinal cord, an injured individual may require substantial medical care to restore even a portion of their affected bodily functions.
Managing a Spinal Cord Injury
In many cases, spinal cord injuries aren’t fully treatable. Because of significant damage to an injured individual’s nerves, these injuries will continue to show symptoms even after medical attention has been provided. However, the following may be able to reduce pain or other symptoms, depending on the type and severity of the spinal cord injury:
- Surgical intervention
- Use of wheelchairs, mobility aids, and standing wheelchairs
- Medication, especially for pain management
- Physical therapy
- Steroid injections
These treatment options can often prove particularly expensive for many injured individuals, leaving them with considerable financial burdens. However, there may be legal action available against the person responsible for these types of injuries and disabilities.
If you or someone you love has sustained a spinal cord injury because of another person’s negligent or reckless mistakes, there may be legal options available for you to consider. If successful, a personal injury claim may be able to help you cover medical expenses, as well as other injury-related costs. For more information about how we may be able to assist you through the process of filing a claim, contact a lawyer from the Cottrell Law Office today at 800-364-8305.