Spinal Cord Injuries

Your spine is a delicate system of nerves, bones, ligaments and muscles. It is made of three parts.  Your cervical spine (neck and shoulder area), your thoracic spine (middle spine) and your lumbar spine (lower back). 

Virtually any kind of trauma to the spine, including whiplash, can cause partial or even full paralysis. Spinal cord injuries can be caused by sudden traumatic blows to the spine, fractured, crushed or dislocated vertebrae’s or by swelling, bleeding, inflammation or fluid accumulation in and around the spinal cord. 

Each year in the United States there are between 12,000 to 15,000 reported incidents that involve a serious spinal cord injury. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistics Center (NSCISC), motor vehicle accidents account for 36.5% of all new spinal cord injury cases, by far the highest of any category. 

The vast majority of these injuries are the result of a car accident, a fall, or surgical error. Other common causes of spinal cord injuries include sports and recreational activities, disease and acts of violence. The majority of spinal cord injury cases involve young, healthy individuals, with males between the ages of 15 and 35 accounting for the highest affected percentage.

There are two types of spinal cord injuries:

  • Complete: This means that the entire width of the spine in that particular area is completely affected. This will leave the victim with no muscle control or sensation beneath the damaged area of the spine
  • Incomplete: This does not affect the entire width of the spine. There will be areas near the damage that remain unaffected and are able to function at a normal level.

Spinal cord injuries  can change lives, families, and sometimes even entire communities. When you lose the ability to fully control your own body, you’ll need to lean on others for support.. The simplest tasks become daunting and time consuming and mobility is an issue. The people who once relied on you may not find themselves floundering as they struggle to support you.. 

This can be a very long and emotional journey for the patient and the family Our Scottsdale firm can help with your case.   We can guide you to proper rehabilitation and help navigate the daunting costs that come associated with Spinal cord injuries.

The Law Office of A.J. Mitchell ensures that you and your family get the proper evaluation of your claim in Arizona including evaluation for any permanent injuries such as partial or full paralysis.    We account for your medical expenses (including any future costs), loss income, the economic impact for future earnings, the pain and suffering you have endured and any loss of companionship due to your injuries. 

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