One of the things that tends to make life so enjoyable is our ability to enjoy it independently, without the day-to-day need of relying on someone else to care for our every need. The ability to walk or transport ourselves to and from various locations – whether it be visiting with friends and family, traveling to new and exciting locations, or even something as simple as going to the supermarket – is paramount in this sort of independence and freedom to enjoy life at our leisure. One of the reasons we are able to do so is due to our spine and spinal cord, a veritable highway for neurological messages to transmit from our brain to various parts of the body. Keeping our spinal cord healthy and intact is vitally important, not only for the sake of our ability to move and maintain such independence, but sometimes even in maintaining the ability to function at all.
For these reasons, injuries to the spine and spinal cord are particularly difficult to overcome, especially if they are serious in nature. Spinal cord injuries are any and all circumstances involving damage to the vertebrae, ligaments, or disks in the spinal column, the nerves in the spinal cord or the spinal cord itself, typically in one or more of the following ways:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Sports and recreational activities
- Acts of violence
As mentioned before, sustaining any of these injuries can have a monumental impact on a person’s ability to function on an everyday basis. Even particular location of the injury can have a wide-ranging array of effects on a person’s ability to function. Suffering an injury lower on the spinal cord could impact a person’s ability to walk, maintain bladder and bowel continence, and even affect their sexual performance. An injury suffered higher, such as along the base of the neck, could affect a person’s ability to use their arms or even to breathe independently. In almost all circumstances, spinal cord injuries have a great impact on a person’s ability to function in a day-to-day setting, particularly in a work setting where even the simplest functions suddenly become daunting tasks to those who have suffered such injuries.
Despite great strides and numerous breakthroughs in various fields of modern medicine, medical efforts focused around injuries to the spinal cord have been unfortunately lacking, making these injuries particularly difficult to overcome with expensive and possibly uncertain procedures. It is for this reason specifically that injuries sustained due to the negligence or recklessness of another individual is vitally important in the process of recovery, both physically and financially.
If you have suffered from a spinal cord injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Come speak with us at Los Angeles Personal Injury Law to learn about options regarding your injuries and steps to take for financial restitution. Our team of experienced injury attorneys are ready to help you make a return toward a normal life with the highest possible settlement, and our aggressive team of litigation attorneys are prepared to represent you in court if needed.
Don’t let yourself suffer any more than you already have. Spinal injuries are never to be taken lightly, as their effects can be long-lasting and devastating, and so neither should the need of being compensated for such injuries suffered by another. Contact us at LAPI Law today. Because here at Los Angeles Personal Injury Law, our dedication is to Los Angeles and its citizens.