North Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
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A spinal cord injury is one of the most devastating injuries a person can endure. Because the spinal cord houses the body’s central nervous system, damage to the spinal cord can affect the victim’s movement, sensation, and everyday functioning.
If you or your loved one suffered a catastrophic injury due to another person or party’s careless, reckless, or negligent actions, reach out to the North Carolina spinal cord injury lawyers at Lanier Law Group. We have the experience, skill, and resources to determine who is liable for your injuries and damages, and we are prepared to fight tirelessly for the maximum allowable compensation in your case.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
Generally speaking, there are two primary types of spinal cord injuries:
- Complete: When there is permanent damage to the spinal cord, the injury is categorized as “complete.”
- Incomplete: Partial spinal cord damage is considered by medical practitioners as an “incomplete” spinal cord injury.
The effects of a spinal cord injury depend on whether it is a complete or incomplete spinal cord injury, as well as where the injury occurred on the spine. Some spinal cord injuries result in loss of motor function and sensation; others may result in partial function or partial sensation.
Some common effects of spinal cord injuries include:
- Paralysis, including paraplegia and quadriplegia
- Partial or total loss of movement and/or sensation
- Loss of bladder and/or bowel control
- Loss of sexual function
- Weakness in the lower half of the body (hips, legs, etc.)
- Difficulty breathing
- Nerve pain and/or damage
- Chronic pain, headaches, and muscle pain
- Loss of fertility
- Increased risk of infection and/or pneumonia (usually associated with respirator use)
- Personality changes/changes in mood
Compensation in Spinal Cord Injury Cases
Catastrophic injury victims, including those who suffered spinal cord injuries, generally require more extensive medical treatment than victims of other less severe injuries. The cost of such treatment can place an immense financial burden on victims and their families, along with the myriad other challenges spinal cord injury victims face—from learning to use a wheelchair to being unable to work to needing to rely on others for everyday tasks.
At Lanier Law Group, we understand your unique situation and needs. Our North Carolina spinal cord injury lawyers are committed to leaving no stone unturned in their pursuit of maximum financial compensation for their clients. We can work to gather all available evidence, such as medical records, to build a case that outlines not only your immediate needs but your likely future expenses and ongoing costs as well. Our goal is to help ensure you are fairly compensated and that you are able to live as normal a life as possible after your injury.