Spinal Cord Injury Caused by a Car Accident
Spinal cord injuries caused by auto accidents are among the most serious injuries we handle at Bell & Pollock, a Denver law firm serving families throughout Colorado. These common auto accident injuries present unique challenges to injury victims and their families. In many cases, the injuries people sustain can permanently affect them.
You’re not alone if you are coping with spinal cord damage. Approximately 7,800 people sustain spinal cord injuries in the United States every year, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, and about 400,000 people live with a spinal cord injury.
Spinal cord injuries can result from a blow to the spine that breaks, dislocates, crushes or compresses one or more of the bones of the spine, which are also called “vertebrae.” Some spinal cord injuries are minor and can be treated with surgery or physical therapy. But in certain severe cases, spinal cord injuries can result in:
- Paralysis – Damage to the spinal cord which prevents the brain from sending messages to certain parts of the body. As a result, the person will be unable to move those parts of the body or feel sensation in them.
- Paraplegia – Paralysis from the waist down. Injury victims often have use of their arms and upper body.
- Quadriplegia – Paralysis from the shoulders down. Injury victims often do not have use of their arms or legs.
What should I do if I hurt my spine in an auto accident? Contact Bell & Pollock
Spinal cord injury accidents demand a strong, detail-oriented injury lawyer. You need someone who knows how to investigate accidents, find the facts that matter, consult with the right experts and hold reckless drivers accountable for their actions. You need Bell & Pollock – “Champions of the People.”
Being your champion is more than just a catchphrase for us. We’re proud of that title and work hard every day to earn it. Our Denver spinal cord accident attorneys share our knowledge every week on the radio and online. We strongly believe in educating the public because we realize people want to learn more about the law and how it affects them.
Information is power. We know how to find the right evidence, ask the right questions and build a successful legal strategy for each client. Cut through the confusion. Contact us today. Call (877) 744-5900 or (303) 795-5900 and schedule a free case evaluation. We proudly serve clients throughout Colorado.