The result of a preventable spinal cord injury, such as one sustained in a car accident caused by a careless driver, can have devastating impacts on victims as well as their families.
The Louisville catastrophic injury attorneys at the Karl Truman Law Office understand that no level of compensation can reverse the effects of a spinal cord injury. However, our lawyers also understand the physical, emotional and financial tolls associated with spinal cord injuries, and we are proud to help victims from the greater Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeffersonville, Indiana, pursue the financial security they and their families need. For a free consultation please call (502) 222-2222 or toll-free at 812-282-8500 today.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury is typically the result of a sudden, jarring impact that damages the spinal cord, which spans the base of your brain through the upper region of the lower back. In addition to auto accidents, spinal cord injuries may also be caused by:
- Tractor-trailer accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Construction accidents
Spinal cord injuries can affect your entire body and may result in permanent disability.
Spinal Cord Injury Effects
Although the spinal cord is encased in the protective vertebrae of the spinal column, forceful trauma can penetrate the spinal column and damage the spinal cord. When the spinal cord nerves are damaged or severed, it can impact your central nervous system and physical function.
Generally, the higher up the spinal column the injury occurs, the more extensive the loss of function. Depending on the location and severity of damage, spinal cord injuries may cause:
- Full or partial loss of limb function
- Respiratory problems
- Loss of body functions
Many spinal cord injury victims require costly medical treatment, home and lifestyle modifications, and long-term care. In the event that you or a loved one suffers a spinal cord injury due to another's carelessness, it's important to discuss your case with an experienced Louisville personal injury attorney to ensure you are able to seek fair and adequate compensation.
If you or a loved one sustained a spinal cord injury, please call us in Louisville, Kentucky, at (502) 222-2222 or contact the Karl Truman Law Office today to schedule your free consultation. Our attorneys serve clients throughout Kentucky as well as Indiana from our office in Jeffersonville. Please call us toll-free for service in these areas: 812-282-8500.