Approximately 40 million people experience spinal cord injuries every year in the United States.
A spinal cord injury, such as whiplash, can cause temporary loss of function. However, there are more severe spinal cord injuries that result in loss of motor functions in the legs and arms and paraplegia or quadriplegia. With time, some victims may recover some motor functions.
Any injury, whether minor or severe, to the spinal cord can change your life forever. With spinal cord injuries come visits to doctors, extensive medical bills, multiple surgeries, and years of rehabilitation.
Spinal cord injuries are sustained in car accidents, work accidents or slip and fall accidents. They result in a lifetime of pain and suffering.
Common conditions include:
- Loss of reflex function and sensation
- Sexual dysfunction
- Bladder dysfunction
- Loss of motor skills
Catastrophic injuries can have a serious impact on the rest of your life. If these injuries were the result of an accident in which the other driver was negligent, you could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, physical therapy, property damage, lost wages and pain and suffering.
If you're the victim of an accident and sustained serious injuries to your spine, it is important to hire the best possible attorney. Without the right attorney on your side, you may not get the compensation you need and deserve.
Contact the personal injury attorneys located in San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Call the law offices of Peach & Weathers because our top priority is your well-being. We will fight for your rights so that you can have hope for a better future.