SORRENTINO LEGAL | CONNECTICUT CT SPINAL CORD INJURY ATTORNEYS
Your spinal cord is essential to your everyday bodily function because it sends signals to your nerves from your brain. If your spinal cord gets damaged by a disease, traumatic blow, medical malpractice, etc., it could lead to loss of function anywhere in your body. Some people have lost motor control in their arms and legs, other injuries can include tingling or stinging sensation because your nerves are damaged.
Unfortunately 11,000 people suffer with spinal injuries each year in Connecticut CT and throughout the nation; injuring your spinal cord can be a life changing process—not only due to your possible physical impairments, but a spinal cord injury can also be financially and emotionally draining as well.
Spinal Cord Injury Symptoms
Here is a list of symptoms to watch out for to detect potential spinal cord injury:
- Loss of movement;
- Loss of sensation;
- Pain or intense stinging that can caused by nerve damage;
- Feeling faint or sweating;
- Issues coughing or clearing lungs;
- Loss of senses in your fingers and toes; or
- Issues with balance.
If you have experienced these symptoms or have experienced significant damage to the neck, or head due to an accident (car crash or slip and fall accident), medical malpractice, or traumatic injury, you should seek medical attention immediately. A spinal cord injury can become lethal if you do not seek medical attention right away.
If you choose to ignore symptoms of a serious spinal injury, the long term effects can be even more harmful; the longer you wait the more severe your spinal injury can become. Spinal injuries can be broken down into two major categories:
- (1) Incomplete Spinal Injury: This is where the ability of the spinal cord to convey messages to or from the brain is not completely lost, but some sensation and movement is lost due to the spinal injury. For example, one side of your body might work better than the other.
- (2) Complete spinal injury: A complete spinal cord injury is where you lose all or most of your feeling and motor control below the spinal cord injury. For example, if you injured your neck in a car accident in Connecticut CT, you would not be able to move or control movements from your neck down. However, if the spinal cord injury is further down your spine you may not lose all feeling or motor control in your upper body.
In many cases of an “incomplete spinal injury” if you can maintain normal feeling and motor control you can rehab your way back to where you were before the injury.
Next Steps After a Spinal Injury
If you've suffered a spinal cord injury in Connecticut CT, you may be entitled to substantial compensation to cover your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, or future earnings.
Medical bills can add up very quickly depending on the severity of your spinal injury because you will need to consult with several different doctors, including orthopedist, neurologist, and physical therapists.
The economic consequences of a spinal injury can be significant and can cost you a lot of money in the future. For example, if you suffer paralysis from a spinal cord injury, you will likely need am in-home caregiver to help you with your daily needs.
If you were involved in a car accident in Connecticut CT due to another driver's carelessness, we can help you through investigative process. We work with experienced investigators who can obtain police reports and available surveillance, perform accident reconstruction, and interview witness statements.
It is crucial that a thorough investigation is performed immediately after the accident and in the early stages of your injury recovery. The more evidence our team is able to gather, the stronger our position will be when our seasoned Connecticut CT injury lawyers negotiate with the insurance company.
Workers Compensation Claim Following Spinal Injury
If you are injured while on the job, we can also file a workers compensation claim on your behalf; which would provide benefits such as medical treatment, or wage replacement.
Filing a medical compensation claim for a spinal injury can be a hassle; the forms, doctor visits, and benefits can be confusing to someone not familiar with the process. Having competent counsel will ensure that your work comp claim gets the attention it deserves.
Contact an Experienced Connecticut CT Spinal Injury Lawyer Today
If you have had a Connecticut CT spinal injury, contact Sorrentino Legal, the experienced Connecticut spinal injury attorneys for a free consultation.
You can reach us by calling (203) 518-8010 for a free consultation and tell us about your Connecticut CT spinal injury case to see how we can help you get you compensated for your accident today.