The spinal cord is the nerve highway that extends from the base of the brain to the top of the buttocks. It is responsible for sending messages between the brain and all other parts of the body.
When injured, the spinal cord may not be able to transfer these messages. An injury to it can range from instantly fatal to permanent loss of strength, sensation, and function below the site of injury (paralysis) to far less devastating. A small compression of the cord can cause numbness, pain, tingling, loss of strength and many other sensations to specific parts of the body, such as fingers or toes, or to large areas of body. Digestion, sexual abilities, heart performance, respiration and all other body functions can all be impaired by injury to the spinal cord.
Common Spinal Cord Injury Causes:
- Automobile accidents
- Football or other intense sports
- Falling from a significant height
- Electrical accidents
- Violent attack such as a stabbing or gunshot
- Diving into shallow water
If you have a spinal cord injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. At Cutler Rader, we are dedicated to helping spinal cord injury victims recover substantial amounts of money to help them get their lives back on track. We recommend you pursue a claim as soon as possible after the incident as there are certain time limitations on how long you have to file a claim.
Contact us at (954) 913-CASE (2273) for a complimentary consultation.