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Spinal injury due to car accident could lead to lawsuit


Posted on behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Oct 30, 2014 in Car Accidents

Some car accidents that occur on Connecticut roads result in devastating injuries to those involved. One type of injury that falls into that category is spinal injuries. An injury to the spine can result in lifelong changes for those who experience it.

Symptoms of a spinal cord injury include an unnatural positioning of the head, pain or stiffness in the neck area, unconsciousness, the loss of control of the bowels or bladder, signs of shock and headache. In addition, tingling or spreading numbness in the extremities and the inability to move legs or arms are perhaps the best known symptoms of this serious medical condition.

As those who have experienced a spinal injury can likely attest to, living with this condition can make what were once easy mundane tasks, difficult. Assistive devices such as wheelchairs or walkers could be necessary to get around. In addition, the medical condition can lead to other medical issues such as urinary tract infections and pressure sores. Dealing with these issues can be logistically difficult and expensive to attend to.

While this auto accident injury is difficult to face in any situation it can be even more difficult when it is suffered as the result of another party’s negligence. To help cover the expenses associated with a spinal injury some people decide to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. Though the receipt of compensation in a successful case cannot undo the harm that was done, it may make it easier to face one’s new life.

Source: Healthline, “Spinal Cord Injury" Krista O'Connell, Aug. 7, 2012