More than 11,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury each year in the United States, with many experiencing severe chronic pain, paralysis and death.
A spinal cord injury usually begins with a sudden, traumatic blow to the spine that fractures or dislocates vertebrae. The damage begins at the moment of injury when displaced bone fragments, disc material, or ligaments bruise or tear into spinal cord tissue. The spinal cord doesn’t have to be severed in order for a loss of functioning to occur. Instead, an injury is more likely to cause fractures and compression of the vertebrae, which then crush and destroy the nerve cells that carry signals up and down the spinal cord between the brain and the rest of the body. An injury to the spinal cord can damage a few, many, or almost all of these nerve cells. A spinal cord injury is very serious because it can cause paralysis below the site of the injury. Some injuries will allow almost complete recovery. Others will result in complete paralysis.
In North Carolina, car accidents are the largest cause, accounting for roughly 47% of all spinal cord injuries. The most common causes are:
- Car Accidents
- sporting activities
Spinal cord injuries include:
- Broken Back
- Spinal Fracture
- Herniated Disc
- Spinal Cord Compression
- Fractured Vertebrae
- Loss of Bladder or Bowel Control
- Loss of Sexual Functioning
You need a Buncombe County spinal cord injury lawyer who understands the physical and emotional pain the victims of spinal cord injuries suffer. Our team of experts and attorneys in Asheville, NC can help you lead a happy and productive life by helping you recover the damages you deserve.The personal injury lawyers at Fisher Stark, P.A. work hard and leave nothing to chance. Let our Buncombe County spinal cord injury attorneys help you. Make an appointment for a free case consultation. Please call us at 1 828 505 4300 for a free case evaluation.