One of the most devastating types of injuries to suffer in a South Carolina accident is a spinal cord injury. The effects of this type of injury can last a lifetime. When you are injured because of someone else’s negligence, a South Carolina personal injury attorney can help protect your legal rights.
Spinal cord injuries can happen in a traffic accident involving a motorcycle, truck or car. They can also happen when an individual is injured in other types of accidents such as a slip and fall or a sports-related activity.
Spinal cord injuries are serious because of the loss of function that can accompany it. Sometimes an individual will be able to make a full and complete recovery. However other times a spinal cord injury may lead to permanent paralysis.
A spinal cord injury is the result of either direct injury or impact to the spinal cord or it can be the result of vertebrae being fractured. When vertebrae are damaged, it can cause the spinal cord tissue to be torn or bruised.
The most serious type of injury to the spinal cord, however, is when it is completely severed. This will lead to a permanent loss of function.
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury in a South Carolina accident, you may be entitled to pursue compensation for your injuries. A South Carolina personal injury attorney can advise you on what your next steps should be.
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.