When the spine has been damaged, messages to and from the brain do not flow through the injured area, reducing or inhibiting control and function of certain body parts. Usually, body functions above the point of injury will work, while areas below that point will be impaired. Depending on the location and severity of damage, a victim of a spinal cord injury will lack the ability to move, feel, breathe easily or perform other normal functions of living. Complete trauma results in paralysis, with no movement or sensation below the level of the injury.
Often accidents are due to another’s negligence. Reckless driving and failure to provide safe working conditions are two types of careless behavior that can lead to spinal injuries. You need a relentless, dedicated professional who is knowledgeable in the medical and legal challenges associated with spinal injury. If a loved one has died from spinal injury due to another’s negligence, family members may be compensated for lost income, hospital and funeral expenses as well as emotional damage.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of negligence, contact a Los Angeles and Nevada Spinal Injury Lawyer from the firm today.