Whether a spinal injury results from a car accident, a fall, or some other cause, the impact on the lives of spinal injury victims and families can be extremely devastating.
Spinal cord injuries can leave victims paralyzed in the lower parts of the body, or in all four limbs.
Because the spinal cord is responsible for a range of bodily functions, like breathing, body temperature, bladder, and sexual functioning, accident victims can suffer a broad range of permanent and serious health problems.
Spinal cord injury is usually the result of a traumatic injury or blow to the spine. According to NSCISC, common causes for spinal cord injuries include:
- motor vehicle accidents
- acts of violence, such as gun shot wounds
- recreational sports activities
Most spinal cord injury lawsuits are based on a legal theory called negligence. If your spinal cord injury case is based on negligence, then it’s likely that your injury happened if you were involved in a car accident, or if you slipped and fell in a grocery store. You will need to prove that the party you are suing is legally responsible. This could be a case of Premises Liability. If so, contact the lawyers you trust at Parvey & Cavenago.