Why Spinal Cord Injuries Are so Serious
Chicago Injury Lawyers: Spinal Cord Trauma
Spinal cord injuries change lives. Every year 11,000 people in the U.S. suffer a spinal cord injury. They join an estimated 230,000 Americans who are living with the effects of spinal cord trauma.
Talk to a Chicago Personal Injury Attorney
If you have suffered a severe injury, the law offices of Lane and Lane, can help you. Please email us or call now (800) 529-9377 for an immediate consultation with an injury attorney in Chicago, Illinois.
Frequently a permanent disability, a spinal cord injury can cause:
- Loss of sensation below the point of the injury
- Loss of motor function
- Weakness or inability to move parts of the body
- Low blood pressure
- Inability to control the temperature of the body
- Inability to control the bowel and bladder
- Chronic pain
The amount of feeling or movement a person retains after a spinal cord injury depends on the injury site and on whether it was a complete or incomplete injury. People with incomplete injuries may retain some feeling or ability to move the affected areas of the body.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
If the trauma to the spine occurred at the middle of the back or below, the injured person may lose the ability to move the lower parts of the body. This is called paraplegia. The chest, stomach, hips, legs and feet are affected.
Tetraplegia occurs when the injury to the spinal cord occurs in the cervical (neck) region. Tetraplegia causes loss of movement and feeling in the head, neck, shoulder, arms and upper chest in addition to the lower part of the body.
Contact our Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
At Lane & Lane, LLC, our personal injury attorneys have more than over 130 years of combined legal experience representing people who have suffered spinal cord injuries. We also represent the family members of those who died a wrongful death because of a spinal cord injury. We are dedicated to helping our clients recover the financial compensation they need to cope with their injuries.
If you or a member of your family has suffered a spinal cord injury, please contact our law firm today to arrange a free consultation. From our offices in Chicago, we represent clients throughout Illinois who have suffered spinal cord trauma.