One small snap can change your life forever.
You might not think about it very often, but so much of your quality of life depends on a healthy, functioning spine. Movement, lifting, even the ability to sit comfortably are all determined by your spinal cord.
Unfortunately, spinal cord injuries are very common in car accidents. The individual bones of the spinal cord – called “vertebrates” – can be compressed, bruised, broken or shattered in an accident, which could leave you with long-term physical and neurological problems.
What kind of problems? Spinal cord injuries can involve significant nerve damage and potentially result in paralysis, loss of reflex functions, muscle dystrophy, a breakdown of your involuntary nervous system. In the worst cases, this could mean round-the-clock care for the rest of your life. Or it could mean chronic pain and discomfort in less serious cases.
Either way, the potential for lost earnings is very real: most of us would be unable to continue to work if we were paralyzed or in constant pain.
If you’ve been in an accident and are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Feelings of pain in an uninjured part of your body
- A complete absence of pain sensations
- Numbness and loss of other kinds of sensation,
- Loss of muscle control
- Sexual dysfunction
- Muscle spasms
… then you may have sustained a spinal cord injury, and should consult a physician immediately.
Get justice for your pain and suffering
At the Andriotis Law Firm, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys can work with your doctor to document all relevant evidence, beginning at the earliest stages of your medical treatment. We have the skills and experience to conduct a thorough investigation of the accident scene and determine the cause of the accident. And we will vigorously pursue your claim and steadfastly represent you in your fight to get what’s yours.