Spinal Cord & Neck Injuries

Do I Need Photographs Of My Injuries?

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Maybe you’ve heard the expression that “a picture is worth a thousand words.”  It is important to take photographs of your injuries as soon as possible before they start to heal or fade. You should also take photographs of prescribed treatments.

These photographs will be used to support your claim because they demonstrate your injuries and pain and suffering.

 

What is a Spinal Cord Injury?

A spinal cord injury is used to describe any damage to the spinal cord or nerves surrounding it. Typically, broken bones in the neck or back pressing on the spinal cord cause the injury.

What are Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injury?

 

There are many causes for spinal cord injuries, but common causes include motor vehicle collisions, falls, sports injuries and other medical conditions.

Is A Spinal Cord Injury Permanent?

Any disability associated with a spinal cord injury depends on the severity of the injury. Spinal cord injuries are classified as either complete or incomplete. Complete injuries result in total loss of sensation and function below the injury level. Incomplete injuries result in partial loss.

How Common are Spinal Cord Injuries?

How common are spinal cord injuries?

It’s estimated that 276,000 people are living with spinal cord injuries.

Do I Need to Hire An Attorney If I Have Suffered a Spinal Cord Injury?

Yes. Insurance companies have experienced adjusters and lawyers on their side trying to settle with you for the least amount of money, which is why you need an experienced lawyer to protect your interests. This is especially true with someone who has suffered a spinal cord injury. Some insurance adjusters and defense lawyers misunderstand the symptoms, consequences and medical treatment for a spinal cord injury.

 

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