Seattle Spinal Cord Injury FAQ

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on April 7, 2016

Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. have handled many spinal cord injury cases. Over the years we’ve been able to secure spinal cord injury victims settlements to help them cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain suffering. Here are some common questions about spinal cord injuries we’ve heard over the years.

What is a Spinal Cord Injury?

Spinal cord injuries refer to damage done to the nerves inside vertebrae in the spine. These injuries can cause permanent disabilities like chronic pain and mobility issues. There are two types of spinal cord injuries:

  • Complete spinal cord injury: a person loses all movement and sensation below where the injury happened.
  • Incomplete spinal cord injury: a person suffers major issues with movement and sensation below where the injury happened.

What Are the Main Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries?

  • Car accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Slip, trip, and falls
  • Violence (gunshots, knife wounds, battery, etc.)
  • Sports activities
  • Defective products

What Are Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injuries?

Spinal cord injury symptoms depend on two factors: the severity and location of the injury. The severity of the injury will lead to the injury being complete or incomplete paralysis. The higher up the spine an injury occurs, the more extensive their paralysis will be. Here are the most common symptoms of spinal cord injuries:

  • Body numbness
  • Tingling sensations in extremities (arms and legs)
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Loss of mobility
  • Loss of control over body parts (especially extremities)
  • Chronic pain
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control

Why Do I Need a Lawyer After a Spinal Cord Injury?

Dealing with parties responsible for your spinal cord injury and their insurance can be complex and difficult. An experienced spinal cord injury attorney can handle your claim and fight any insurance company who will try to offer you an unfair settlement. Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. can build a strong case to secure the financial settlement you need to heal and move on.

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Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. has helped many people who’ve suffered spinal cord injuries. Let us be there for you. Call us today at (888) 228-3860.

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