Every year, thousands of people sustain permanent injury after being involved in a car accident. The force of impact from a car crash can result in cuts, bruises, burns, broken bones, and more. Some injuries can lead to long lasting or permanent disability and chronic pain. Injuries to the spinal cord after a car accident can be among the most severe and long lasting. If you've suffered permanent injury due to a negligent driver, contact a Denver car accident attorney to discuss your case.
Your spine is comprised of “nerves, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles.” The spine must be extremely flexible and strong to support a complete range of motion and daily activity. Injuries to the spine can drastically limit someone's functionality, mobility, and productivity. The most important part of the spine, the spinal cord, runs from the base of the brain to the “lower part of the thoracic spine.” The spinal cord is a line of communication from the brain to the rest of the body. It transmits directions from the brain to the rest of the body, and delivers back sensory information from the body to the brain. Injury to the spinal cord can sever this connection, leading to lifelong paralysis. As theWorld Health Organization reports, one of the leading causes of spinal cord injury is motor vehicle accidents.
An injury to the spine, and not the spinal cord, can still cause permanent disability and limited function. Chronic pain due to injured discs, vertebrae, or other parts of the spinal anatomy can be life changing and expensive to address. Back injuries may require repeated doctor's visits, surgical intervention, hospital stays, physical therapy, assistive devices, and expensive prescription medication to manage pain and inflammation. Back injuries can render a person unable to walk. A new wheelchair user may have to make expensive modifications to their home including the installation of ramps, and accessible restrooms. The most seriously injured require around the clock care. If you've been involved in a car accident, visit a trusted medical professional to evaluate any injuries. Even a minor whiplash injury could cause serious and long-lasting discomfort. The sooner you seek treatment, the better your chances of recovery are.
If you've suffered a serious back injury after a car accident, contact a personal injury attorney to discuss your case. Jeremy Rosenthal specializes in wrongful death litigation, and is ready to fight for you to achieve the best possible outcome. Call our offices at 303-825-2223 to schedule your consultation today.