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SEATTLE SPINAL CORD INJURY LAWYER

A spinal cord injury can result in a variety of severe impacts on your health and quality of life, such as paralysis and paraplegia. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury as the result of an accident caused by another party’s negligence, work with a Seattle personal injury attorney at the Khan Law Firm to pursue a personal injury claim for monetary compensation.

Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

The spinal cord and brain make up the central nervous system, which is the body system that receives and integrates all information from other areas of the body to direct movement, both voluntary and involuntary. It is made up of 32 vertebrae, butterfly-shaped bones that protect the nerve bundles that are enclosed within.

Spinal cord injuries fall into two categories: incomplete spinal cord injuries and complete spinal cord injuries. Incomplete spinal cord injuries refer to injuries where the spinal cord is partially severed. With this type of injury, the victim may lose certain movement abilities, but this loss is limited and the victim may retain some function in the affected area. With a complete spinal cord injury, the spinal cord is completely severed and the victim loses all movement function associated with the area where the sever occurred. This type of injury can result in a permanent disability, but in some cases, the victim can regain some movement through physical therapy and medical treatment.

A spinal cord injury can result in the following for a victim:

  • Loss of bowel control;
  • Exaggerated reflexes;
  • Spasms;
  • Paralysis;
  • Paresis;
  • Loss of movement;
  • Difficulty breathing or coughing;
  • Loss of sexual function; and
  • Pain or an intense stinging sensation in the spinal cord.

In some cases, a spinal cord injury can also result in death for the victim.

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CAUSES OF
SPINAL CORD INJURIES

Spinal cord injuries can be the result of a variety of accident types. When the spine suffers a sudden, traumatic blow, one or more of the following injuries can result:

  • A crushed or broken vertebra;
  • Damage to the ligaments within the spinal cord;
  • Damage to one or more of the disks between the vertebrae;
  • A dislocation of a vertebra; and

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What to Do After a Car Accident

Following a spinal cord injury, complications can follow as the result of bleeding, inflammation, or the accumulation of fluid in the injured area.

Accidents that can cause a victim to suffer a spinal cord injury include:

  • Car and other vehicle accidents, such as truck accidents and motorcycle accidents;
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents;
  • Slips and falls;
  • Assaults;
  • Accidents sustained while playing competitive sports, such as football;
  • Accidents sustained while engaging in extreme sports, such as skateboarding or rock climbing; and
  • Diseases such as cancer, arthritis, and osteoporosis.

The experienced Seattle spinal cord injury lawyers at the Khan Law Firm have seen injuries caused by nearly every possible type of accident. If you have been injured because of another party’s negligence, whether that negligence was driver error, a failure to maintain a safe environment, or a failure to adequately treat your injury, we are here to work for you to help you get the money you deserve.

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Our team of experienced personal injury lawyers at the Khan Law Firm can draw upon our knowledge of pursuing compensation on behalf of spinal cord injury victims to effectively help you file and pursue your claim. Our team can help in the following ways:

  • Gathering evidence to support your claim and determining the most effective way to use it to support the claim;
  • Organizing your evidence to use it;
  • Demonstrating how the negligent party caused you to be injured by failing to uphold his or her duty to prevent injury;
  • Negotiating with the insurance provider to secure an appropriate settlement amount for your damages; and
  • If necessary, pursuing litigation to settle your case.

Contact our firm today to schedule your free legal consultation with a member of our team. We are here to help you by answering any questions you have about pursuing a personal injury claim and working with you to give your case the best chance possible of resulting in a successful settlement. Do not wait to make the call to start working with us – we only get paid if your claim is successful.