Compassionate Representation For Spinal Cord Injuries
Neck and spine injuries often result in significant fear—fear that you will not regain the feeling or movement you had before, fear that you will not be able to return to work, and fear that you will not be able to continue living the life you have built for yourself.
At David & Associates, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, our Wilmington spine injury attorneys have the answers you need, coupled with the drive and resources necessary to hold the negligent party accountable for your injuries. We are ready to fight for the maximum compensation you are owed for your damages, including your current and future medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.
Spine Injury Symptoms
Spine injuries can be difficult to detect, as most reveal few obvious visible symptoms. If you were involved in any serious accident or have reason to believe you may have suffered a spinal cord injury, see a medical professional right away. Even if you do not see visible bruising or injuries, it is critical to obtain a professional diagnosis from a qualified medical provider. A doctor will be able to properly diagnose your injuries, rule out any underlying conditions, and recommend the appropriate treatment.
Some of the main symptoms of spine injuries include:
- Severe pain or pressure in the neck, back, or head
- Loss of motor function (paralysis)
- Noticeable weakness or lack of coordination
- Odd positioning of the body, particularly the back or neck
- Loss of bladder/bowel control
- Numbness or a tingling sensation in the extremities (fingers, toes, hands, or feet)
- Spasms and/or exaggerated reflexes
- Trouble walking, balancing, or holding oneself upright
- Difficulty breathing
These and other signs indicate a serious spinal cord injury. Whenever possible, do not move anyone who is exhibiting these symptoms; instead, call 911 and wait for paramedics to arrive.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Spine Injuries?
When a person’s body shakes or is moved violently, it can put a tremendous amount of stress on the neck and spinal cord. The ligaments and tendons in the neck may not be strong enough to prevent injury, which can lead to injuries ranging from soft tissue damage to paralysis.
Some of the leading causes of spinal cord injuries include:
- Motor vehicle accidents, including car, motorcycle, and truck crashes
- Falls, including slip and fall accidents
- Sports and recreation-related accidents, including boating and RV accidents
- Acts of violence, such as assault/battery and gun violence
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
The common factor in most spinal cord injuries is negligence. When others are negligent or act wrongfully, victims are entitled to seek financial compensation for their damages, including their medical bills, lost earning capacity, lost wages, pain and suffering, lost quality of life, and more.