Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury involves damage to the spinal cord that causes loss of sensation or motor control. The location and severity of the spinal cord trauma will dictate the type of function affected.
Approximately 12,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries each year. 52 percent of these back and neck injuries lead to paraplegia, while 47 percent result in quadriplegia. Paraplegia is an impairment of the lower extremities affecting the spinal canal at either the thoracic, lumbar, or sacral regions. If all four limbs are affected by paralysis, then the condition is called quadriplegia.
While no two spinal cord injury cases are the same, motor vehicle accidents account for nearly 50% of severe spinal cord injuries. The personal injury damages can vary significantly. The lower the injury occurs on the spinal cord, the better chance there is for mobility of the arms and hands; and, the higher the injury, the greater the likelihood of impairment overall. Most back injuries occur in the cervical region of the neck or the lumbar region in the lower back.
- Crushed vertebrae
- Fractured spine
- Herniated disc
- Lower back pain
- Spinal nerve damage
Seek experienced legal representation
At Craft Law Firm, our experienced spinal cord injury lawyers know that each client is different, and we treat them and their families as if they were our own. If you or a loved one suffered a paralyzing injury, you need to work with a qualified spinal cord injury lawyer skilled at representing victims of similar injuries.