When Your San Diego Accident Results in a Spinal Cord Injury (Part A)

Almost anyone involved in a San Diego accident could potentially suffer a back or spinal cord injury. A serious injury to the back or sensitive nerves in the spine could have a dramatic impact on someone's quality of life. Spinal cord injuries are complex and life-altering, and every case is different. If you've been injured in an accident, contact a San Diego spinal cord injury lawyer to schedule a no-cost consultation about your case.

Overview of Spinal Cord Injuries from a San Diego Accident

A spinal cord injury typically occurs when the spine is subjected to blunt force trauma, a sudden blow to the vertebrae that dislocates or fractures one of the discs. When the disc material, bone fragments, or ligaments tear or bruise the tissue of the spinal cord, an injury occurs.

In most cases, vertebrae are compressed or fractured, mangling the nerve cell extensions responsible for sending and receiving messages and impulses from the brain to the rest of the body through the spinal cord.

In some instances, the spinal cord is severed completely, resulting in paralysis below the location of injury and lack of sensation. In partial or incomplete injuries, the spinal cord is still able to relay messages in some form, with some sensory or motor function below the injury. In most cases of partial or complete injuries, survivors are subject to chronic pain, bladder and bowel dysfunction, and increased risk of heart and respiratory complications.

If you or someone you love has been in a San Diego accident that resulted in a spinal cord injury, one of the worst things you can do is to do nothing. Don't go it alone. Personal injury law is complex; contact a San Diego spinal cord injury lawyer who has had experience with cases like yours. Schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation to begin the process of pursuing justice for your injury.

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