Missouri & Illinois Spinal Cord Injury Causes

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Advocating for the Rights of Individuals who have Sustained Spinal Cord Injuries

Injuries to the spinal cord and spinal column are among the most serious injuries that a person can sustain. Spinal cord injuries, or SCIs, have the potential to significant impact a person’s life and can even result in complications as serious as permanent paralysis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates1 that approximately 200,000 people in the United States are currently living with SCI, and estimates that between 12 and 20 thousand new cases will occur each year. Many people who sustain spinal and spinal cord injuries sustain tremendous financial losses and emotional suffering because of their injuries, so it is extremely important for victims to ensure that their rights are protected by discussing their case with an experienced St. Louis personal injury lawyer. To schedule a free consultation with one of the spinal cord injury lawyers at The Bruning Law Firm, call our office today at (314) 898-3078.

Two Main Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

SCIs can be grouped into two main categories: complete and incomplete. In a complete spinal cord injury, a person loses all feeling and mobility in the body below the site of the injury. Generally speaking, the prognosis following a complete spinal cord injury is poor, with little hope of regaining complete use of the body. On the other hand, in an incomplete SCI, a person retains some sensation or mobility below the site of injury. In either case, early medical intervention is extremely important, as some evidence indicates2 that decompression of the injury within 24 hours is associated with improved neurologic outcomes.

Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

There are many potential causes of spinal cord injuries. As is the case in other matters involving accidental injury, in order to successfully recover a plaintiff must be able to establish that his or her injury was caused by negligence. Some of the more common causes of spinal cord injuries that often involve the negligence of another person include:

Anyone who suspects that they have sustained a spinal or spinal cord injury should seek immediate medical attention. In addition to ensuring that your injuries are properly treated, seeing a medical professional will generate an official record that can be extremely helpful establishing legal liability in the event that your claim becomes contested.

Contact a St. Louis Spinal Injury Attorney Today to Schedule a Free Consultation

Individuals who have sustained spinal injuries in preventable accidents may be able to recover significant compensation. The St. Louis personal injury lawyers of The Bruning Law Firm will evaluate your case and advise you of your options at no cost and with no ongoing obligation on your part. We take all of our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you will not need to pay any legal fees unless we recover on your behalf. To schedule a free consultation with one of our spinal injury lawyers, call our office today at (314) 898-3078.

  1. http://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/scifacts.html
  2. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0032037
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When you choose an attorney to help you after an accident, it is important find someone whom you trust and who keeps your best interests in mind. At The Bruning Law Firm, our clients trust us because they have seen us fight to win their injury cases, no matter what it takes. They also know that our system of transparency and teamwork means that they’ll always know what is going on with their case and that they have a dedicated case manager who can answer their questions at any point during the process.

To learn more about the work we do and how we can help you, call our office today 314.735.8100 or fill out our online form. Your initial consultation is free and confidential.

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