Spinal Chord InjuryA strong, healthy spine is quintessential to functioning normally, so a spinal injury can have crippling effects on your everyday life. There are multiple ways that an individual can harm their spinal cord. Sometimes spinal cord injures come about as a direct result of medical malpractice or negligence. If the source of your spinal cord injury stems from some form of medical provider misconduct, the best course of action is to seek the counsel of an experienced spinal cord injury attorney to represent your interests. 

Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

There are a wide array of causes for spinal cord injuries, and some are more common than others. Here are some causes of spinal cord injuries:

  1. Trauma from a car accident. This predominantly occurs when an individual suffers an injury to the face or neck regions of the body.
  2. Falling and landing on the spine in an awkward position.
  3. Diseases such as spina bifida and polio that cause incomplete development of the brain and spinal cord, which can increase susceptibility to injury.
  4. Head injuries sustained during sporting events.

Effects of Spinal Cord Injuries

The spine is responsible for most bodily movements. When you injure your spine, there is a chance that your normal faculties will be impaired. Mobility and normal functioning can become greatly impaired depending upon the severity of your spinal cord injury. If you ever suspect that you may have sustained a spinal cord injury, you need to seek medical attention immediately. If your spinal cord injury was caused by a medical provider, then you need to contact a Charlotte law firm well-versed in medical negligence laws to help you recover for your injuries.

There are ways to prevent spinal cord injuries, such as wearing a seat belt while driving, avoiding overtly dangerous activities and wearing all of the necessary protective gear when engaged in high-impact sports. By taking simple preemptive precautions, you can avoid traumatic injuries that can have a huge impact on your life.

If you or a loved one has a spinal cord injury and the cause of the injury was due to medical negligence, an auto accident or the negligence or misconduct of another, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Campbell & Associates today for a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers in several cities in North Carolina.