The National Institute of Health states there are approximately 12,000 victims of spinal cord injuries each year. Sometimes the injury leads to chronic pain; in others, it leads to paralysis. The attorneys of Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman fight for what you deserve in and out of the courtroom to get the compensation and care you need.
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries:
Certain types of injuries could lead to permanent paralysis of the lower body, and quadriplegia, the permanent paralysis of the upper and lower body:
- Contusion. This is the result of a direct blow to the spinal cord, causing swelling and excess pressure that damages the spinal column and nerves.
- Compression. When the spinal cord compresses in a violent manner, as in an auto accident, the resulting swelling and excess pressure can damage the spinal column and nerves.
- Direct injury. This occurs when bone or metal cuts the spinal cord, leading to damaged nerves.