Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Injury. Any type of severe trauma to the spine.
Each year spinal cord damage accounts for thousands of injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are 11,000 spinal cord injuries every year in the U.S. Sometimes disease causes spinal cord damage, but most cases result from some type of accident or injury. Spinal cord injury attorney Jay Murray discusses his experience representing spinal cord injury victims.
“A spinal cord injury can be really devastating to the victim and their family. Even though I interact with people that suffer from spinal cord injuries, I can hardly imagine what it is like to be incapable of walking or even feeding myself. I think people have a tendency to take for granted these commonplace tasks that are performed without even a second thought.”
The Jay Murray Law Group focuses on catastrophic injuries like spinal cord injuries.
The main causes of spinal cord injuries are car accidents, but falls, violent attacks and sports injuries are also common causes. We estimate that 52 percent of those with spinal cord injuries are paraplegic and 47 percent are quadriplegic. “Any type of severe trauma to the spine,” said Murray, “can cause it to fracture or can cause the dislocation of the vertebrae.” The bones in the spinal column comprise the vertebrae, which surrounds the spinal cord.
Whether you have been injured in a car accident, construction accident or slip and fall accident, a back or spinal cord injury can have lifelong consequences.
A severe back injury will limit your movements, your activities, and cause pain at unexpected times. At the Jay Murray Law Group, we can help you through this difficult time and make sure you receive fair compensation for your injuries. With over two decades of personal injury experience, we have helped many people get full and fair compensation for their injuries.
The entire human anatomy is dependant upon a properly functioning spinal column and spinal cord. Damage to any part of the spinal column and the spinal cord can have consequences throughout the human body. Spinal cord and spinal column injuries often lead to neurological ailments. Nerve damage can lead to a loss of sensation, dexterity, sense of feeling, and motor skills.
“Unfortunately, spinal cord injuries lead to tremendous medical care costs. It is very trying on the families. The stress of trying to pay for the medical care that their loved one needs to survive is quite overwhelming. It truly is distressing to witness this kind of situation. ”
We plan for future medical care for the person’s lifetime.
Jay speaks about the available options for spinal cord injury victims. “Oftentimes,” said Murray, “these types of severe injuries require long-term medical care. Typically, this type of personal injury settlement results in a life care plan.” Life care plans provide for the cost of future medical care for the person’s lifetime. “The goal is that the life care plan will fully provide for the needs of the spinal cord victim, so that their life is more comfortable.”
If you have suffered a spine injury in any type of accident, you will have to adapt your daily life to manage the pain and discomfort. Your diminished capacity will impact every aspect of your life, particularly your ability to go to work and make a living. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury in any of the following accidents, we can help:
- Car accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Construction accidents
Properly demonstrating the full impact of a back injury in court is complicated and requires professional skill. Our office has the ability and reputation to work with treating physicians and medical professionals in order to prove the full impact of a spinal column or spinal cord injury:
- Back pain
- Herniated disk