Spinal cord injuries are suffered by more than 10,000 people in the United States each year. If you or your loved one is dealing with the repercussions of a spinal cord injury because of an accident or the negligence of someone else, our experienced spinal cord injury attorneys at Buckley & Associates can help. Call us today at (206) 622-1100 to speak with one of our multi-lingual staff members about resolving your legal case.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can be caused by accident or disease. Common causes include:
- Auto accidents (the primary cause of spinal cord injuries)
- Industrial accidents
- Diseases, such as polio or spina bifida
- Sports injuries
Effects of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are categorized as complete or incomplete. In a complete injury, the victim has no sensation or voluntary movement below the level of the injury. For incomplete injuries, the victim may have some feeling and the ability to control some movement.
The effects of injury can include:
- Quadriplegia (paralysis of all limbs)
- Paraplegia (paralysis of the lower limbs)
- Loss of motor control in arms and legs
- Loss of bowel and bladder control
- Loss of sexual function
Contact an Experienced Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Spinal cord injuries usually involve swelling of the spinal cord, which can subside and leave the victim with regained function months or years after the injury. However, full functioning is rarely recovered. Most victims of spinal cord injuries require years of treatment and a lifetime of care. There is no cure for these injuries.
Has your loved one suffered a spinal cord injury that has left your family devastated and looking for answers? Please contact Buckley & Associates for your free consultation with one of our experienced spinal cord injury attorneys. We represent clients throughout the Seattle and Tacoma areas and the state of Washington.