Spinal Cord Injury ATtorneys
A Back Injury Attorney Can Help You Recover When You've Had a Spinal Cord Injury
There are three important functions of the spinal column—(1) support the body's weight, (2) provide flexibility for movement, and (3) protect the spinal cord, which is the information superhighway of the body.
Because it is so critical, and literally central to your body's functioning, back pain can be particularly debilitating. In fact, 80% of adults will experience some type of back pain in their lifetime, and human beings experience more pain in their backs than in any other part of their bodies, other than their head (headaches are the most common source of pain).
Spinal disorders account for the biggest cause of work-related disability.
But back pain is just one symptom of a much more severe problem—a spinal cord injury.
Because your spine is literally the central part of your body, and all the nerves running from your brain go through your spinal cord, if you have a spinal cord injury, it can be very interfering and debilitating. It can cause burning, tingling, or numbness in your extremities, make it difficult to get out of bed, in and out of a car, or to get dressed. Sleeping may become very uncomfortable, daily living may become difficult, and exercising may become impossible.
What Causes a Spinal Cord Injury?
Causes of Spinal Cord Injury
Over 2/3 of all spinal cord injuries are caused either by traffic accidents (40.4%) or falls (27.9%). Spinal cord injury lawyers are well versed in the causes of spinal cord injuries. A back injury attorney can help you identify and then hold the at-fault party responsible to make sure your bills are paid for and your losses are compensated.
With your attorney taking care of the legal side of the case, that will leave you to focus on getting the treatment you need to heal and get back to the life that was taken from you.
Do I Need to Hire a Back Injury Attorney?
If you suffered a spinal cord injury, and you believe someone else is at fault, present your facts to a friendly and qualified back injury attorney. He or she will be able to assess the strength of your case, go over your options, and help you make an informed decision about whether to hire a back injury attorney.
At Parry & Pfau, we are back injury attorneys and understand how to get you compensated for your losses.