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The Effects of Spinal Cord Injuries

Though many people may walk away from the scene of a car accident without having sustained serious injuries, there are hundreds of thousands of people each year who are not quite so fortunate. Surviving a dangerous car crash can be just the start of an anguishing journey for the accident victims who are left with injuries that have life-altering effects. Broken bones, whiplash, and other common car accident-related maladies may require medical attention but are likely to heal in time. Spinal cord injuries, in contrast, can radically and permanently reshape the course of a person’s life.

If you have suffered a spinal cord injury in a car crash that was caused by another driver or manufacturer’s negligence, you may be able to file a lawsuit seeking financial compensation. Contact the Sheboygan car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to speak with a skilled and experienced attorney about your rights in this emotionally trying time.

Spinal Cord Injury Complications

The spinal cord effectively serves as the connection between nerve endings and the brain and facilitates neurological communication. Damage to this vital conduit can compromise or completely sever this network and all function below the point of the injury can be affected as a result. Therefore, as the location of the injury moves higher along the spine the potential consequences become more severe. The following are some possible effects of spinal cord injury:

  • Quadriplegia or paraplegia
  • Loss of sensation
  • Compromised or lost control of one’s bowel and bladder
  • Impaired motor skills
  • Loss of independent breathing function

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A spinal cord injury can have an adverse effect on your physical, emotional, and financial health and may strain your professional ambitions and personal relationships. If you have been hurt by a negligent driver, contact the Sheboygan car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.

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