Nearly 12,000 Americans each year suffer a spinal cord injury; roughly 300,000 Americans are currently living with the effects of a spinal cord injury. These injuries can be caused by a variety of types of trauma, including:
- Car crashes
- Sports injuries
- Negligent emergency or medical care
Symptoms of spinal cord injuries vary depending on the severity of the injury, and may include general weakness, loss of coordination, paralysis, numbness in the torso or legs, impairment of bowel and/or bladder control, and general pain.
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury at the hands of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering.