SPINAL CORD INJURY
Have you, or a loved one been the victim of an accident in Anderson County, Greenville County or Spartanburg County that resulted in a spinal cord injury? Are you concerned about who will pay your medical, medication, therapy and treatment bills? Do you have concerns regarding how you will make ends meet due to missing time at work and possibly not being able to return to work? If so, you need the help of a skilled personal injury attorney serving the entire Anderson County, Greenville County and Spartanburg County areas.
Please do not hesitate to contact Greenville Injury Lawyer Ryan Montgomery. He possesses a wealth of experience handling serious injury claims in South Carolina. Mr. Montgomery offers free consultations to those who have been injured due to the negligence of another person or corporate entity.
Spinal Cord Injury Statistics
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, in 2014, between 240,000 to 337,000 people suffered a spinal cord injury in the U.S. People with spinal cord injuries spent 11 days on average in the hospital. The estimated lifetime cost of a 25-year-old diagnosed with low tetraplegia was $3,398,426.00. With such alarming statistics, it is imperative that you contact an injury attorney for a consultation regarding your spinal cord injuries.
A spinal cord injury can have a significant impact on your life. Depending on the extent of your injuries, you may need lifelong medical care to treat it. This can result in a loss enjoyment of life, loss of wages, emotional distress, and pain and suffering. Please contact Greenville spinal cord attorney Ryan Montgomery for a free consultation. Mr. Montgomery will ensure you get the compensation you need to treat your spinal cord injury throughout your lifetime. Read on to learn more about spinal cord injuries and how personal injury attorney Ryan Montgomery can help you.
Common Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are either classified as complete or incomplete injuries. A complete injury occurs when a person is no longer able to feel and move below the level of the injury, such as the case when people are diagnosed with complete paraplegia or tetraplegia. If a person is diagnosed with an incomplete spinal injury, he/she is still able to maintain some movement and sensory function below the injury level. Common types of incomplete spinal cord injuries consist of the following:
1. Anterior Cord Syndrome
2. Central Cord Syndrome
3. Posterior Cord Syndrome
4. Brown Sequard Syndrome
5. Cauda Equina Lesion
6. C-Spine Fractures
7. T-Spine Fractures
8. L-Spine Fractures
9. S-Spine Fractures
10. Co-Spine Fractures
11. Disc Injuries
The majority of spinal cord injuries are due to preventable causes such as road traffic crashes, falls, or physical violence. Alcohol has been found to play a major factor in 25% of spinal cord injuries. Other common causes of spinal cord injuries arise from car accidents, sports and recreation activities, and genetic diseases such as osteoporosis.