Las Vegas Spine Injury Lawyers
Serious spinal cord injuries are life altering in more ways than most people can understand unless they have a very close family member or friend that has endured such an injury. Due to the severity of the injuries, any potential case involving such an injury should include an experienced injury lawyer that the injured person and family can trust to take every necessary step to maximize a recovery to make a positive impact after a devastating injury.
The spinal cord consists of a complex network of nerves that extend from the base of the brain to the upper portion of the lower back. It primarily serves as a sort of relay system transmitting information between the brain and the rest of the body. Protective vertebrae encase the nerves as a kind of shield, making up the spinal column. Spinal cord injuries occur when a vertebra is damaged.
The spinal column is subdivided into four parts, ordered from top to bottom: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral. The extent of the seriousness of a spinal cord injury is determined by its location. Generally, the higher up the injury is located, the worse it is. For example, a person with cervical damage may be paralyzed from the neck down, whereas someone with sacral damage may only lose function in their legs.
Damage to the cervical spine region may result in paralysis, paraplegia, quadriplegia, loss of sensation, loss of respiratory function, loss of body function control, and loss of sexual function.
Damage to the thoracic spine region may result in paraplegia, loss of manual dexterity, loss of abdominal-area muscle and body function control.
Damage to the lumbar and sacral spine regions may cause inability to control leg muscle function, loss of bladder control, and loss of sexual function.
A spinal cord injury is almost always complex and requires extensive treatment options including medication regiments, multiple surgeries, and prolonged physical therapy and rehabilitation sessions. Suffice it to say, the medical costs can be enormous; it is why victims and their loved ones often end up saddled with financial debt for years and years. However, you do not have to carry the burden of treatment alone. An experienced Las Vegas personal injury attorney can help you attain the means to cover not just basic treatment but the most advanced treatments currently available in the field, so you can have a better chance at an optimal recovery.
It is understandable if you are still hesitant about pursuing a claim case. After all, litigation has the reputation of being incredibly costly and time-consuming. However, there is practically no risk involved in pursuing a case with us since we operate on a no-recovery, no-fee basis. If you still have any doubts, please call (702) 380-8000 to speak with one of our dedicated legal staff today in a free, comprehensive consultation.