Accidents that leave innocent people with permanent injuries can also leave them with lifelong emotional scars. Spinal cord and back injuries often come together, and the accompanying damage to the spinal nerves can severely impair daily functioning, even causing paralysis.
Importance of Spinal Nerves
Running from the top of the neck to the lower back, the spinal cord is integral in physical movement. The nerves that connect to it send and receive messages between the brain all other parts of the body. When you decide to move your hand, the brain sends a message to those nerves, which then send the message to the hand.
When these nerves suffer injury, the channels of communication are blocked, causing paralysis. Depending on where the impact occurred – the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, or sacral area – limitations may be minimal and temporary or extensive and permanent.
“Victims of spinal cord and back injuries must usually deal with physical restrictions and long hours of therapy and rehabilitation.”
If your family is dealing with a loved one’s spinal cord or back injury caused by an auto accident or slip and fall, we’re here to help. The British Columbia lawyers at Stephens and Holman understand the long-term impact of spinal cord trauma, and we will pursue maximum compensation on your and your family’s behalf.
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