The spinal cord is the bundle of nerves that runs from the brain down through the spinal column. These nerves deliver all messages about pain and movement between the brain and every part of the body, which is why a spinal injury can be so devastating — direct trauma to the cord, or to the bones and tissue that protect it, will cause side effects that extend to other parts of the body. Suppose the damage is severe or the spinal cord is completely severed. In that case, the injured individual may suffer paralysis of the arms and legs or any portion of the body below the damaged spinal cord.
After you or a loved one has experienced an accident that has resulted in paralysis, the future may look bleak. It takes patience, knowledge, and attentive caretakers to work through the details of physical therapy and the ongoing medical care needed by an individual with a spinal injury. In some cases, modifications may need to be made to the home to compensate for disability. Full-time or part-time in-home medical assistance may be required to help with cooking, eating, bathing, and basic chores.
Not only is the injury physically devastating, but it will also be financially taxing for the rest of your or your loved one’s life.
Ask Braker White to help you determine the appropriate injury settlement for your situation. No amount of financial compensation can undo the damage of a spinal injury or make the injury any easier to bear, but an appropriate settlement can make sure you or your loved one will be covered for all future medical needs and ongoing care.