Phoenix Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
If you have been involved in an accident that resulted in trauma to the
spinal cord, there are very few areas of your life that will not be affected
by such a
serious injury. While there are several degenerative diseases that could eat away and
slowly damage the spinal cord, it is more likely that a spinal cord injury
was sustained from a sudden, traumatic incident. This could include a
car accident caused by
drunk driving, a gunshot wound or even a
slip and fall.
Overview of Damage to the Spinal Cord
Any incident that caused fracture, a disk to be dislocated, the spine to
be crushed or compressed will lead to serious and hampering injuries.
Typically, following an accident, the spine will be vulnerable to bleeding,
swelling and inflammation, further complicating the injury and leading
to even more difficulty with treatment. Currently, there is no way in
which to fully treat an injury of this nature, however, there are steps
that can be taken to stabilize the victim and help the victim return to
as independent of a life as possible. These treatment procedures include
Medication - There are certain drugs, including Methylprednisolone, which can be
used to reduce inflammation and nerve damage. Although not a cure, it
can improve the injury.
Immobilization - One of the most important aspects of treatment includes the keeping the
victim still. This will keep the spine aligned; typically, it is achieved
through metal braces, neck collars and even specialized beds.
Surgery -Again, this is not a cure, but can be used to help remove any fragments
of bone where the spine fractured, can help stabilize the spine and can
remove any foreign bodies.
Why Hire a Phoenix Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer?
Treatment and care of a victim of spinal cord damage is not cheap. The
medical care, both current and future, is severe and will require ongoing
care. It is therefore vastly important that immediate steps are taken
to seek the just amount of compensation. At Knowles Law Firm, PLC, they
are compassionate to the stress associated with an accident that resulted
in a spinal cord injury and they do not waver in their desire to help clients.
You can be confident that if you choose to work with a Phoenix personal
injury attorney from their firm that they will do everything possible
to help you obtain the just outcome that you deserve. By leaving no stone
unturned, they will go to great lengths to help you obtain your optimum
result. You can trust that if you put your case into their hands that
they'll do everything they can to help.
Contact a Phoenix spinal cord injury attorney
from the firm to schedule your case evaluation.