Asheville Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
A spinal cord injury, paralysis, paraplegia and/or quadriplegia cause severe economic loss, personal loss, mental anguish, physical pain, loss of income and medical expenses.
A spinal cord injury, sometimes referenced as “SCI,” is devastating to the victim and the victim’s family.
A complete SCI is one in which the victim has no sensation or voluntary movement on either side of the body below the level of the injury.
If the victim has some feeling or partial movement, it is generally called a partial or incomplete injury. Generally, the injury is described in terms of the location at the spine, such as a cervical injury, thoracic injury, lumbar injury or sacral injury.
It is estimated that approximately 200,000 people a year suffer spinal cord injuries in the United States. The primary cause of these injuries is car, truck and motorcycle accidents. While a spinal cord injury may sometimes cause only temporary paralysis, even in these cases the victim rarely returns to a pre-injury level of function. It is extremely important to immediately contact The Elmore and Smith Law Firm, PC if you or a loved one has sustained this type of injury. We will promptly make sure the evidence in your case is gathered and preserved and that the victim is referred to the best health care professionals available. If necessary, The Elmore and Smith Law Firm, PC will retain experts to help prosecute your case, including accident reconstruction experts, health care experts, economic experts, and life care planning experts.
Treatment for a spine or spinal cord injury generally consists of stabilizing any broken vertebrae, eliminating or minimizing movement in the injured area, decompression of the spinal cord and reducing swelling. However, stem cell researchers are hopeful of potential future spinal cord treatment and a possible cure.
If you or someone you love has suffered an SCI, please contact our Asheville and Western North Carolina spinal cord injury lawyer at 855-746-5831 or online at [email protected] to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.