Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
Millions Recovered for the Injured
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Spinal cord injuries are severe because they nearly always involve permanent paralysis that can impact your mobility and lead to financial instability, especially if you can no longer work. Our Michigan and Metro Detroit spinal cord injury lawyers have won millions for injured clients before and can give you the caring support you need to get results.
What is the Spinal Cord?
The spinal cord is one of the most important parts of your body because it’s what relays information between your brain and the rest of your body. It accounts for your sensations, feelings, and coordination. Your spinal cord is the reason why you can walk, have a knee jerk reflex, and do other important bodily tasks such as urinating.
However, the spinal cord is incredibly vulnerable because it’s comprised of fragile nerve endings, which is why it’s protected by 33 individual back bones known as vertebrae.
The vertebrae can be shattered in the event of an accident that causes trauma, leaving your nerves vulnerable to damage. The reason why spinal cord injuries result in paralysis is that nerves don’t regenerate once they’ve been injured. Paralysis involves the loss of movement and sensation in the body below the site of the injury.
Types of Paralysis
Spinal cord injuries are generally classified as complete or partial, which depend on the extent of your nerve damage. A complete spinal cord injury means you have absolutely no sensation or movement below the point of injury, and both sides of your body are affected. A partial injury, on the other hand, means you may still have some function and feeling, and it’s possible you can move one limb more than the other.
The main classifications of spinal injuries include:
- Paraplegia: This type of paralysis involves the loss of use and sensation in the lower part of the body, including the legs and trunk. This type of paralysis can result in the loss of bladder and bowel control, and some men may lose sexual function.
- Tetraplegia: This spinal cord injury, also known as quadriplegia., impacts all limbs below the neck, resulting in the loss of use and sensation in both arms and legs. This is often the result of a spinal cord injury that occurs near the top, or in the neck region.
There’s no way to reverse the damage an individual receives from a spinal cord injury. However, rehabilitation can teach victims how to adapt to their new circumstances and lead an active life. Rehab in the form of physical therapy, however, can be incredibly expensive.
Damages We Can Recover
Paralysis involves not only emergency costs like potential surgery, hospitalization, and medication, but plenty of future costs. Fortunately, our experienced spinal cord injury lawyers at Bashore Green have helped countless spinal cord injury victims before and know what costs need to be taken into consideration. We work hard to get you the maximum amount of compensation available.
Some damages we’ve been able to recover include:
- Emergency medical bills
- Equipment like wheelchairs, lifts, and more
- Lost income and diminished earning capacity
- Costs of retrofitting your home
- At-home nursing costs
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
Though technology is always improving to help the injured move around and adjust to daily life, the costs you can incur remain substantial. Allow us to handle your case so you don’t miss your chance to obtain your legal goals and hold the at-fault party responsible.
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