Damage to the spine and sometimes to the spinal cord may cause loss of sensation and muscle weakness or paralysis. Some type of severe force usually causes spinal injuries.
The symptoms and signs of a spinal injury are damage to the vertebrae and ligaments usually causing severe pain and swelling of the affected area. Damage to the spinal cord results in loss of sensation and/or motor function below the site of the injury. Injuries below the neck may cause paraplegia, which is weakness or paralysis of the legs and sometimes part of the trunk; damage to the cord in the neck may result in quadriplegia, which is weakness or paralysis of both legs and arms and the trunk, or may be fatal. Weakness or paralysis is often accompanied by loss of bladder or bowel control, resulting in urinary of fecal incontinence or retention. Pressure on the spinal cord may cause motor abnormalities, such as muscle weakness or paralysis. It may also cause abnormalities of sensation, such as pain, tingling, or burning sensations.
The Alexander Law Firm will thoroughly, completely, and competently investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding your spinal injury. We believe that time is of the essence to prevent evidence from being lost or destroyed; therefore, we immediately begin working on your case. At the Alexander Law Firm, initial consultations are free. You owe it to yourself to know your rights! If you or a loved one are suffering from a spinal injury, please call 1-800-350-5110 then press 0 to speak with one of our injury attorneys.