Spinal Cord Injuries
What can cause this type of injury?
Spinal cord injuries are some of the most devastating and difficult injuries
to deal with. These injuries can be as the result of car accidents, slip
and fall accidents, pedestrian accidents or other types of events in which
an individual lands on his or her spinal area and damages it. The spinal
cord is a bundle of nerves that send and receive the electrical transmissions
from the brain switchboard. When this is damaged, even slightly, it can
create serious physical problems. If you or a loved one has suffered from
this type of injury in Iowa, it is crucial that you contact an Iowa personal
injury attorney to assist you with making your claim for damages. At McGuire
Law, PLC, we have more than four decades of experience, so we are fully
knowledgeable of how the personal injury claims and litigation process works.
When the spinal cord is only partially damaged, the effects on the body
can include the following:
- Numbness in extremities
- Loss of sensation
- Reflex problems
- Breathing problems
- Muscle spasms
- Bladder control problems
- Bowel control problems
- Sexual problems
In some cases these symptoms can improve over time, but in others they
do not, or they get worse. When a more serious spinal injury has occurred,
the victim is likely to experience even more life-changing symptoms, including
paralysis. In paralysis, there is usually a loss of all motor function
and control below the point of the injury. Many spinal injuries result
in paralysis, either paraplegia or quadriplegia. With paralysis comes
a host of other physical problems and disabilities that will usually mean
a lifetime of medical care.
Legal Assistance in Mason City or the Surrounding Areas
When dealing with such a catastrophic injury and making a claim for damages,
it is absolutely vital that you have legal representation from the legal
team at our firm. We have a seasoned personal injury firm with decades
of experience in assisting clients to get compensation for their injuries.
We are here to assist you in ensuring that your future life is of the
best quality possible with a spinal cord injury.
Contact us to learn more about how we can help you with your case.