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What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?

Simply put, a spinal cord injury is ANY type of damage to the spinal cord that causes a loss of functions, such as mobility or sensation in the body below the injury site. These types of injuries are commonly caused by trauma to the spine or neck such as car accidents or falls, but may also occur from drug reactions, diseases, or other illnesses. When the spinal cord is damaged, nerves that typically relay signals to and from the brain and the rest of the body are severed, meaning that these types of injuries are typically paired with the loss of mobility or feeling.

Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

The following are some of the most common situations that lead to personal injury cases involving spinal cord injuries and does not include other common causes such as illness. If you or a loved one has suffered from a spinal cord injury that was caused by someone else’s recklessness, negligence, or malice, then you are likely entitled to compensation in the form of a personal injury claim or lawsuit. 

Common causes of these serious injuries include:

Of course, there are many other situations that lead to spinal cord injuries, whether someone else’s fault or the result of an unfortunate yet unavoidable circumstance. 

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Working With an Attorney After a Spinal Cord Injury

No amount of money will undo the pain and suffering that you or your loved one has endured after a spinal cord injury, but an attorney can help you along the complicated path towards justice and compensation. Whether you are seeking compensation from an insurance company protecting the responsible party from liability, or if you have filed a lawsuit and need help navigating the overwhelming court system, an attorney is one of the most important strategic partnerships that you can make throughout this process. The sooner you contact the Pendergrass Law Firm, the sooner we will be able to start focusing on the specifics of your case and begin building a comprehensive case. No matter how clear it is that you are the victim in this situation, the defendant will take all possible steps to limit the amount that you ultimately receive, and it is our job as your personal injury attorney to push back and fight for your rights.

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