There are many types of injury that can result from a motor vehicle accident. One of the worst you can incur is a spinal cord injury. This devastating injury can have serious lifelong effects on you and your loved ones, not only through your physical pain and suffering but through the burden of medical and rehabilitation bills.
When you're in an accident caused by the negligence of another, it's important to seek medical attention right away to make sure you're ok as well as to have a record of your injuries that resulted from the crash. Spinal cord injuries often happen from motor vehicle accidents, as the force from the crash can cause your neck and back to contort or snap back and forth quickly.
While paraplegia and paralysis are the worst results of a spinal cord injury, there can be subtle damage done to the nerves as well. If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may have a spinal cord injury and should see a doctor right away:
- Any pain or sharp feelings in your neck, head, or back
- Loss of balance
- Inability to feel touch sensations
- The inability to move certain limbs or loss of coordination
- Inability to control bladder or bowel
- Problems with breathing
- Sexual dysfunction, loss of sensation, or infertility
If it's determined that your injury was the result of an accident caused by the negligence of another, the Maurer Law Firm is here to help. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may need multiple medical procedures as well as ongoing rehabilitation. We know how hard this can be on a family and will work on your behalf to hold the responsible party liable and get you the compensation you deserve.
If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord injury, please call us at 845-244-8343 to schedule a free consultation with experienced attorney Ira Maurer. We proudly provide services to those who live in Myers Corner, Beacon, Legrangeville and nearby areas of Hudson Valley, New York.