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Spinal Cord Injuries as a Result of a South Carolina Accident (Part B)

Consequences of a Spinal Cord Injury

The consequences of a spinal cord injury can be catastrophic and life changing. It can affect an individual's ability to work, function on a daily basis, enjoy life's pleasures and may even have negative social consequences.

Depending on the severity of the spinal cord injury, an individual may suffer from paralysis. This can affect the entire body or from the level of injury down. Sometimes an individual will be able to recover their sensory and motor functioning but this may be only after receiving extensive therapy.

Other consequences of a spinal cord injury can include additional medical problems. Sometimes an individual will also suffer from heart problems, respiratory difficulties, chronic pain, sexual dysfunction and dysfunction of the bowel and bladder.
This means treatment will be necessary not only for the spinal cord injury but for these additional complications.

How a South Carolina Personal Injury Attorney Can Help

A spinal cord injury can completely change an individual's quality of life. It may even lead to permanent disability or at the very least, a lengthy amount of time off from work while undergoing treatment. A South Carolina personal injury attorney will pursue not only recovery of damages for your hospital and medical expenses but lost wages and earning potential if you are disabled.

A South Carolina personal injury attorney will also consider future treatment and medical care that will be necessary for your spinal cord injury. Damages for these future expenses may also be recoverable in a claim.

Emotional distress, pain and suffering and other types of psychological damage are additional forms of compensation that a South Carolina personal injury attorney may seek. Consulting with a South Carolina personal injury attorney is in your best interests in order to evaluate all of your available legal options after suffering a spinal cord injury.

Seeking the Help of a South Carolina Personal Injury Attorney 

The South Carolina personal injury attorney team at the Shelly Leeke Law Firm is available to help accident victims cope with the legal implications of a serious injury. Our firm's focus on personal injury cases includes injury from auto accidents including pedestrian and bicycle injuries, work-related injuries and Workers' Compensation claims, and injuries resulting from dangerous prescription drugs.

Before you file a South Carolina personal injury claim, request a free copy of our South Carolina injury book. When you're ready to get started on settling your accident claim, contact a South Carolina personal injury attorney for a free information packet and consultation, 1-888-690-0211.

Shelly Leeke
South Carolina Injury Lawyer

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