Health Consequences of Neck and Spinal Cord Injuries
In some traumatic accidents, individuals can sustain substantial damage to their necks and spinal cords. These injuries can result in severe, long-term health complications that may require considerable medical care to overcome or simply to manage. In addition to the high treatment costs associated with neck and spine trauma, many people who suffer these injuries can take months to recover, leaving them unable to work and collect their wages. These financial burdens can quickly become serious concerns for accident victims, especially depending on the consequences of the damage.
Damages from Neck and Spinal Cord Trauma
Neck damage and spinal injuries can drastically affect a person’s everyday life, from the ability to care for oneself to the ability to participate in past hobbies. This is because these severe injuries can result in the following:
- Respiratory difficulty
- Severe pain
- Neck immobility
- Loss of sensation
Unfortunately, these devastating damages can result from a variety of personal injury accidents, from vehicular collisions to slip and fall incidents. However, if another person or party caused you to suffer neck or spinal cord injuries, they may be obligated to compensate you for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
A neck or spinal cord injury caused by someone else’s negligence can leave you and your family in a difficult situation. However, there may be legal options available to help you fight for fair compensation from the person or party responsible. To learn more about these options and how we can help you prepare a claim, contact an attorney from Yearout & Traylor, P.C., at 205.414.8160 today.