Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) and Motor Vehicle Accidents

Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) and Motor Vehicle Accidents

Did you know that motor vehicle accidents (including auto and motorcycle) are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries (“SCI”)?  They account for almost HALF of the new SCI that occur each year!

A SCI occurs when there is damage to the spinal cord that blocks the communication from the brain to the body.  Effects of SCI may include:

  • Loss of movement
  • Loss of sensation
  • Loss of bowel and/or bladder control
  • Exaggerated reflex actions or spasms
  • Changes in sexual function, sexual sensitivity and fertility
  • Pain or intense stinging sensation

A serious spinal cord injury (SCI) isn’t always obvious at first.  Therefore, it is safest to assume that someone who has experienced a significant trauma to their head or neck has a spinal injury until proven otherwise.  We highly recommend you consult with an attorney if you have sustained a SCI due to a motor vehicle accident that was not your fault.  It’s very important to remember that each person’s recovery is different.  On top of the medical challenges you are facing, you are most likely experiencing a loss of wages and have medical bills piling up.  We want to help provide some relief from your burdens.  At Shankle Law Firm, we will provide you a free consultation.  Spinal Cord Injuries can be very serious and you deserve the best care, top notch attention and superior service, so let us help you!

Referenced Links: https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-Coronavirus-FAQs.aspx