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Spinal cord injuries may have a serious impact on your body. You will most likely face temporary or permanent paralysis. This depends on what caused your spine to get damaged. There are many factors  that contribute to this type of injury, such as:

  1. Car accidents. The body may react indifferently towards an accident that occurs from a car collision. Since you are not expecting to get hit, your body will make unnatural movements that will damage bones in your body. In certain circumstances, this may affect your spine. 
  2. Motorcycle accidents. This motorized vehicle does not provide sufficient protection to prevent you from flying out. Unfortunately, motorcyclists do get thrown out of their motorcycle almost instantly after getting into an accident. They may damage their arms, legs, neck, head, and back. It all depends on how they land to the ground.
  3. Bicycle accidents. This also relates to a motorcycle accident. There is no protection equipped to a bicycle that will help you avoid getting thrown off. If you land on your back, there is a high chance of you getting your spine damaged.
  4. Pedestrian accidents. A pedestrian is entirely defenseless. If a vehicle gets into contact with a pedestrian, it can seriously impact any part of their body, especially the back. Solana Beach has reported on hit-and-run accidents killing or severely injuring a pedestrian.

If you were a victim of a spinal cord injury and would like to file a lawsuit against the individual at-fault, West Coast Trial Lawyers has Solana Beach spinal cord injury attorneys with over 60 years of collective legal experience in handling personal injury cases. Our team is devoted to making sure you get maximum financial and emotional compensation for the losses you suffered. We have won over 5,000 cases and acquired more than $1 billion in settlements and judgments for our clients. Due to our success in the legal field, we have been acknowledged as one of the top injury law firms in Solana Beach.

We do not have any financial risks involved with our services. No fees will be charged to you until we win or settle your case. If you would like to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at our Solana Beach personal injury law firm, please contact our 24/7 legal team by calling (585) 566-7890 or emailing [email protected]

Determining The Severity Of A Paralysis

There are several factors that determine how severe a victim’s paralysis is. To understand how serious the problem is all depends on the strength of the impact towards the spinal cord along with knowing if the injury is complete or incomplete. The most common area of a spinal cord injury is the lumbar. This section lacks any structural support and deals with many sprains. Those who are suffering from a lumbar injury may have a difficult experience with functioning their hips and legs. Numbness may also occur. Getting an injury in the thoracic area is rare. If the victim does damage their thoracic, then they will lose control over their hips and legs.

Those who experience a spinal cord injury will either sustain a complete or partial paralysis below the injured area.  Additionally, the individual may sustain other effects, such as abnormal breathing and paralysis. This is mainly why the cervical section endures serious injuries. It can create a big impact towards a specific portion of the body compared to other spinal cord sections. 

Paralysis 

Spinal cord injuries may cause an individual to get paralyzed. Here are some common scenarios on how this may occur:

  1. Physical violence.
  2. Surgical mistake.
  3. Sports-related accident.
  4. Car accident.
  5. Bike accident.
  6. Pedestrian accident.
  7. Motorcycle accident. 
Lumbar or thoracic spinal cord areas get damaged when an individual endures direct and severe contact to their back. This may increase the chances of getting paraplegia. Paraplegia is paralysis spreading from the waist down. There are other additional ways to get diagnosed with this health issue, such as having:
  1. Strokes.
  2. Autoimmune disorders.
  3. Tumors.
  4. Spinal cord disorders.
  5. Spinal cord infection.
  6. Brain infection.
  7. Genetic disorders.
  8. Lack of oxygen.
Treatment

If you are a victim of a spinal cord injury, you must immediately contact 911 to request for paramedics to transport you to the hospital. The medics will use a spinal backboard to make your travel safer. Once you arrive at the hospital, you will most likely be given a neck brace to stabilize the cervical spine. Doctors will begin evaluating your condition to determine what should be done to help you recover. This includes:

  • Image scanning. This will help doctor’s have a look at what is going on with the patient’s spinal cord before selecting what type of treatments should be administered. Common image scanning tests that are used include:
  • X-rays. This is used to confirm if the patient is suffering from tumors, bone fractures, foreign objects, dental problems, pneumonia, abnormal masses, and so on. The doctor will produce images of tissues and structures seen inside the patient’s body. 
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan. This test is used to generate several types of cross-sectional images of the patient’s inner body that will then be combined into a three dimensional X-ray image. CT scans show more details compared to an X-ray. A CT scan gives doctors access to analyze the patient’s inner body from different angles.
  • Monitor a patient’s recovery process.
  • Determine a diagnosis.
  • Find diseases.
  • Surgery. Once the doctor receives a report on a patient’s health status, they will then decide if it would be necessary to do surgery. It is typically given if the patient must get their spinal cord decompressed or stabilized.
  • Neurological testing. This is made to test a patient’s:
  • Vision.
  • Coordination.
  • Speech.
  • Balance.
  • Hearing.
  • Motor skills.
  • Sensory skills.
It may also run tests of the patient’s:
  • Mood.
  • Behavior.
  • Mental status. 
  • Rehabilitation. Your doctor may recommend you to go to a rehabilitation center to continue getting treated for your spinal cord injury. Therapists will be available to help you reach objectives that you plan on achieving while you are there. This includes:
  • Re-learning or enhancing your mobility and independence.
  • Re-learning how to do daily activities.
  • Minimizing pain or discomfort.
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If you are a victim of spinal cord injury due to the negligent behavior of another individual, West Coast Trial Lawyers has Solana Beach spinal cord injury attorneys that have extensive experience with handling personal injury cases. Our attorneys are determined in making sure that you have a satisfactory end result with your settlement. We offer a free consultation at our Solana Beach personal injury law firm. Reach out to our friendly legal team 24/7 by calling (858) 566-7890 or emailing [email protected]

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