The spinal cord is a collection of nerves that transmits messages from the brain and the body, giving commands to muscles, limbs and organ function. When the spinal cord suffers a significant blow or traumatic force, the damage could be devastating enough to never regain normal use of your body again.
If you have been in an accident that resulted in a serious spinal cord injury, our personal injury attorney is ready to help you recover restitution. Our spinal cord injury lawyers have a thorough understanding of the Georgia legal system and court proceedings and can navigate through any possible complications regarding your case.
Common Spinal Cord Injury Causes
The spinal cord is completely vulnerable to injury. Compared to other parts of the body, the spinal cord isn’t capable of repairing itself once damage occurs. An injury to the upper part of the spinal cord in the neck can result in quadriplegia-paralysis (loss of function in both arms and both legs). If the spinal cord injury occurs lower in the back, it can result in paraplegia-paralysis (both legs only).
Spinal cord injuries can be caused by the following accidents:
- Auto accidents
- Violent assaults
- Motorcycle accidents
- Sports and recreational injuries