Spinal cord injuries ("SCIs") result when the victim receives a traumatic blow to the spine that dislocates or fractures vertebrae. Quite commonly, the bone fragments that were displaced by the blow tear or bruise the spinal cord tissue.
Spinal cord injuries often occur in a vehicle accident (car, truck, motorcycle, etc.), on construction sites, or in relation to a slip and fall or athletic injury. Certain injuries, such as whiplash, can be temporary. Other SCIs, such as cervical disc herniations and lumbar disc herniations can persist for a greater period of time. In the most serious instances, spinal cord injuries can lead to paralyzation.
Upon suffering a spinal cord injury, you should see a doctor for a full evaluation. The doctor can record your complaints and observations as well as advise as to the best treatment plan going forward. As spinal cord injuries can result in the victim missing extensive periods of work, if not indefinitely. Allow the spinal cord injury attorneys at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson to ensure you receive the maximum recovery.