Woodland Hills Spinal Cord Injury
Call A Woodland Hills Attorney About Your Spinal Cord Injury Case
Various accidents can contribute to a spinal cord injury. This includes car accidents, bike accidents, scooter accidents, and pedestrian accidents. Vehicles have a heavy impact on a person’s body due to their size and speed. Drivers must keep their focus on the road to prevent collisions from happening. Unfortunately, in Woodland Hills, there have been reports of road accidents occurring nearly every month. Some negligent drivers believe that they are not obligated to follow road rules and choose to do whatever they like. This creates a big risk for other drivers, riders, and pedestrians nearby.
Not only are people the cause of a spinal cord injury, but defective products may also contribute to this issue. If you are riding on a defective car, scooter, or bicycle, you have a high chance of getting into a collision. A scooter or bicycle rider has a higher chance of enduring this injury due to a lack of protection. They will fly out of their motorized or non-motorized vehicle and potentially land on their back.
If you were a victim of a spinal cord injury, West Coast Trial Lawyers has skilled Woodland Hills spinal cord injury attorneys that will help you get the maximum financial compensation you deserve for damages suffered after the collision. This includes emotional distress, lost wages, medical expenses, property damage, and pain and suffering. Our primary goal is to make sure you get the best outcome of your case. We have won over 5,000 cases and obtained more than $1 billion in settlements and judgments for our clients.
Our services do not include any financial risks. We will not charge fees until your case has been won or settled. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at our Woodland Hills personal injury law firm, reach out to our 24/7 legal team by calling (818) 839-8900 or emailing [email protected]Spinal Cord Injury Complications A victim suffering from a spinal cord injury may endure a variety of complications. This includes.
- Bowel movement. Your stomach and intestines may work nearly the same as it did prior to the accident. However, it still can get damaged. The level of harm depends on how strong the collision was. To make improvements to these two areas, you must have a high-fiber diet to keep control of your bowel movements. To get more help with your health problem, it would be ideal to meet with a therapist. They will provide you with techniques or a food diet list to make your bowel movements work almost the same way as it used to.
- Blood clot. If you get a stroke, you may get blood clots that will affect the spinal cords. The arteries may get blocked, which will prevent it from supplying the spinal cord. Additionally, these blood clots will form into blood vessels that can travel to the bloodstream and go directly towards the spinal cord.
- Pneumonia. Getting your spine injured can increase the chances of you suffering from pneumonia. The chest and abdominal muscles are the main body parts that will get affected by this disease. This will make it difficult for you to breathe, thus triggering you to cough several times.
- Chronic pain. After sustaining a spinal cord injury, you will experience having severe back pain that can last permanently, unless treatment is given to relax the injured area.
- Bladder control. The spinal cord acts as a message carrier. Once it gets damaged, your brain will no longer have full control over your bladder. This will make it very likely for you to get a urinary tract infection. Additionally, you could suffer from a kidney infection or kidney stones. If you decide to go to rehab to treat these problems, you will learn certain tactics that will help contribute to emptying out your bladder.
- Depression. Continuously dealing with intense back pain along with undergoing procedures can affect a victim's mental health. They may develop a variety of negative emotions, with frustration and anxiety being one of the most common ones. Other emotions may include:
- Suicidal thoughts,
- Hopelessness, or
- Osteoporosis or osteopenia. This disease causes an individual to endure weak, thinning, and fragile bones. Those who suffer either one are at risk of breaking any bone in their body after falling down. If an individual falls down backward and lands on their back, chances are they damaged their spinal cord.
- Sexual health. A spinal cord injury may negatively impact each gender’s sexual health differently. For men, they will start to notice changes being made to their erection or ejaculation. Women may become aware of changes to their lubrication. It would be ideal to seek medical attention from a doctor that specializes in urology or fertility to treat this health issue.
- Fitness and health. It will be difficult for you to properly move your body around once you injure your spine. Due to a lack of movement, you may experience either a weight loss or gain. This primarily depends on the type of body you have. Your chances of getting a cardiovascular disease along with diabetes may increase.
- Skin numbness. It is possible that you could endure skin numbness beneath your damaged spinal cord. This will make it nearly impossible for your skin to direct a message to the brain when it gets harmed or injured. Rehab will help you understand what type of proper care you should implement to your injured area to help you avoid any sensation-related problems.
- Autonomic dysreflexia. This is commonly noticeable with those who suffer from a spinal cord injury. Autonomic dysreflexia occurs if there is an excessive amount of high blood pressure. Common symptoms for this are nausea, headache, slow heart rate, sweating above the spinal cord injury, or cold skin below the injury.
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury due to the negligent actions done by another individual, West Coast Trial Lawyers has Woodland Hills spinal cord injury attorneys that have extensive experience in handling personal injury cases. To schedule a free consultation at our Woodland Hills personal injury law firm, contact our friendly legal staff by calling (818) 839-8900 or emailing [email protected]