Las Vegas Spinal Cord Injury
The spinal cord is a long, fragile, tube-like structure that runs from the base of the brain to the lower back. It is a complex system of nerve pathways through which the body sends signals to the brain, telling it when something is hot, cold, or painful. Our brains can also send orders through our spinal cord to control our nerves, which cause automatic actions such as bowel and bladder. People that have pain associated with a spinal cord injury may have difficulty carrying out daily activities.
A Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) can occur at any time, and to anyone. It usually occurs when the back is damaged by impact to the area, such as a fall, workplace accident, or automobile accident. No matter how minor the impact may have been, it can result in acute spinal cord injury. Such an event can force the person to deal with lifetime pain and suffering, loss of sensation and muscle control, heart problems, psychological problems, and/or severe nerve damage.
Once an injury has occurred, it is recommended to get proper treatment, and follow specific steps of rehabilitation, to help one return to their usual activities, as best as they can manage.
Types of Spinal Cord Injury
There are two types of injuries—“Complete” and “Incomplete”.
With a complete spinal cord injury, a person loses the ability to feel and make voluntary movements below the point of their injury. With an incomplete spinal cord injury, a person continues to have some feeling and ability to move, but motor function remains diminished.
It’s very important to understand which type of pain the person endured after the occurrence of the accident. A person with a Spinal Cord Injury can experience different types of pain, and in different areas –including areas where they do not usually have any feeling. Doctors will help to schedule tests, including X-Rays and MRIs (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), to diagnose your level of injury.
Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) can be devastating because of the intensity and duration of the pain that they cause. They often require long-term care, and continuous rehabilitative treatments, to best improve the victim’s mobility. SCI is known as the most difficult injury to treat, because it disrupts both the physical and mental functions of the victim. For victims whose spinal cord was injured due to an accident, the negligent party should be held responsible for the necessary compensation.
These unexpected events are often horrific and place a terrible burden on the victim and the victim’s family. If you or a loved one is involved in an accident that has caused damage to the spinal cord, do not hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Lawrence C. Hill. You may be eligible for compensation that can help to improve your condition and make your life better.
Every spinal cord injury case is unique. It is important that you hire an attorney who is knowledgeable and understands the needs of the client. Attorney Lawrence C. Hill and his experienced team know how to advocate for your needs. We are experienced in making sure insurance companies compensate you for your current medical needs, as well as any other expenses you may need to face as a result of the accident.
In addition to your present medical expenses, the responsible party has to pay compensation to the injured party for financial loss. This can include: loss of current and future income, loss of retirement benefits, pain and suffering, and expenses for extensive therapy required for recovery.
Insurance companies know from experience, that spinal cord injury cases can be very complex; they often aggressively try to close the case quickly, to save their company money. Our legal team will be just as aggressive to protect your rights as a victim. Our goal is to make sure you can get the highest financial compensation that you need and are entitled to under Nevada law.
If you or someone you know has been involved in this type of injury in Las Vegas, let us review your case and schedule you for a free consultation. Contact us today at (702) 530-5688, or simply click here for your free online evaluation.