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Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury lawyer | Spinal Cord Injuries
Quadriplegia, paraplegia, paralysis, impingement

Quadriplegia and Spinal Cord Injury - Our personal injury lawyers are experienced in handling spinal cord injury cases for accident victims all over Washington State. One of the most critical aspects to handling a spinal cord injury case is to develop, in cooperation with the client's doctors, a life care plan that will provide all of the necessary medical care, home assistance, and equipment necessary to care for the victim of the accident.

Information About Spinal Cord Injury - The term "spinal cord injury" (SCI) refers to any injury of the neural (pertaining to nerves) elements within the spinal canal. SCI can occur from either trauma or disease to the vertebral column or the spinal cord itself. Most spinal cord injuries are the result of trauma to the vertebral column.

Types of Spinal Cord Injuries - The type of spinal cord injury is classified by the doctor as "complete" when the nerve damage obstructs every signal coming from the brain to body parts below the injury; it is considered "incomplete" when only some of the signals are obstructed. In an incomplete injury, the amount and type of message that can pass between the brain and parts of the body will depend on how many nerves have not been damaged.

The level of injury is determined by which vertebrae of the spinal cord has been injured. The closer the injury is to the brain, the greater the loss of function and feeling will be. A person is said to have paraplegia when he or she has lost feeling and is not able to move the lower parts of the body. Someone with quadriplegia has lost movement and feeling in both the upper and lower parts of the body.

Legal Help - Our personal injury lawyers are available to discuss your spinal cord injury case with you at no charge. To immediately discuss your spinal cord injury or quadriplegia case with an experienced personal injury lawyer, call us toll free at 1-888-604-3438, or you may instead use our online case evaluation form. One of our attorneys will evaluate and respond to your online inquiry within 24 hours. Click Here for your free confidential case evaluation.