Spinal Cord Injuries
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 the following:
- 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. Call us at (602) 702-5431!
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