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Spinal cord injuries after an accident can be devastating

People in Alabama will suffer injuries at some point in time in their lives. Injuries are inevitable part of life, but the severity of the injury and how it will affect the victim’s life can vary dramatically. Sometimes people suffer sprains, bruises, cuts or other relatively minor injuries, which they can recover from quickly. Other injuries can be catastrophic and affect their lives in a major way. Some injuries could have detrimental effects for the rest of the victims’ lives.

One of these types of injuries is a spinal cord injury. The spinal cord is a very important part of the body as it is responsible for sending the messages from the brain to the rest of the body. If the spinal cord is damaged, the messages from the brain will not go where they need to go and the affected body parts will not work. Many spinal cord injuries do not heal over time either.

Symptoms of spinal cord injuries

As a result, spinal cord injuries can affect the entire body and do so for the rest of the victims’ lives. One of the main effects of a spinal cord injury is paralysis. Depending on where the injury occurred on the spinal cord, it could be partial paralysis or complete paralysis. It may only affect the legs or it could affect everything below the neck. Spinal cord injuries can also make it difficult for people to breathe and clearing one’s lungs. People can lose control of their bowel movements. They may even experience pain in their nerve endings as well.

These injuries can occur in many different ways, but two of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries are motor vehicle accidents and falls. This means that many times the victim suffering the spinal cord injury may suffer the injury due to other people’s poor decisions. If the injury was another person’s the fault, the victim may be entitled to compensation for the injuries.

Unfortunately, many people in Alabama suffer devastating spinal cord injuries. Experienced attorneys understand how devastating the injuries can be and may be able to help one receive what they deserve for their injuries.