Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Blue Springs

Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys in Blue Springs, MO

Caring advocacy when spinal cord injuries alter your life

Spinal cord injuries may happen in any type of forceful accident, such as a car accident or a fall from a scaffold. The spinal cord is the way your body communicates. The nerves spread throughout your spinal cord send and receive messages which communicate with your brain. Your brain then communicates with all parts of your body. When this ability to communicate is damaged, some parts of your body below the point of the damage may not function. Spinal cord damage can cause partial or full paralysis. Victims may live with a lifetime of chronic pain.

At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, our Blue Springs spinal cord injury lawyers help personal injury victims hold the people and companies that caused their injuries accountable. We work diligently to show why the defendants should be held liable for your injuries. We demand compensation for your financial damages and all your physical and emotional damages. We work with neurologists and other professionals to show the full scope of your spinal cord injury (SCI). Call us today to assert your rights.

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What is a spinal cord injury?

The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that communicates with the brain. The spinal cord protects the spinal column. There are 31 pairs of spinal nerves that extend to the rest of the body. When a spinal cord injury occurs, the nerves above the level of the injury continue to work, but the nerves below the level of injury may become partially or fully locked. Generally, the impairment is greater the higher up the spinal cord injury is. A higher injury can cause paralysis and affect all limbs (quadriplegia/tetraplegia). A lower injury can cause paralysis to the lower body (paraplegia).

Spinal cord injuries are classified as either an incomplete (the spinal cord can send some message; victims can retain some sensory function) or a complete injury (all sensory and motor function below the injury site is lost). The immediate damage is called primary damage. “Secondary damage results from inflammation and swelling that can press on your spinal cord and vertebrae, as well as from changes in the activity of cells and cell death.”

What are the symptoms of a spinal cord injury in Blue Springs?

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, some of the symptoms of a spinal cord injury include:

  • Numbness and tingling
  • Paralysis
  • Head, neck, and back pain
  • Loss of movement
  • Weakness
  • Loss of bowel and bladder control
  • Difficulty walking
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sexual function changes

What are the treatments for a spinal cord injury in Blue Springs?

Normally, an ER doctor will examine your anatomy and responses below the level of injury. The ER doctor may order various tests including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography (CT), and X-ray tests.

Your spinal cord can be damaged in different ways:

  • It can be punctured or pierced.
  • Pieces of the vertebrae could be fractured.
  • The nerves can be compressed which “may” be treatable.
  • The spinal cord could be severed.

Normally, the emergency doctors will use a rigid collar and take other steps to help stabilize the neck. The doctors may use sedatives and use a breathing tube. Other treatments may include surgery to “remove any fractured vertebrae, bone fragments, herniated discs, or other objects that are pressing on your spinal column.” Spinal decompression surgery may also be necessary.

SCI complications can include breathing difficulties, pneumonia, circulation problems including blood pressure instability, blood clots, abnormal heart rhythms, changes in reflexes, muscle spasticity, and autonomic dysreflexia (a life-threatening reflex action), pressure sores, intense pain, bowel and bladder problems, problems with sexual function, and depression. Coping with the difficulties of living with a spinal cord injury often requires long-term psychological help.

Rehabilitation programs include physical therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, vocational counseling, rehabilitation nursing, nutrition counseling, case workers, and other healthcare professionals.

Spinal cord injury accident victims in Blue Springs often need help with communication and mobility. They usually need help with assistive devices such as walkers and wheelchairs and assistive technology. Electronic stimulators may help. Many victims need to relearn how to eat, dress, and bathe. Many victims need a permanent caretaker. Often, the family members spend much of their time helping Blue Springs accident victims.

What types of accidents can cause a spinal cord injury?

According to United Spinal International, 17,700 Americans suffer a spinal cord injury every year. The leading causes are vehicle accidents and falls – followed by acts of violence, sports, and medical-surgical causes.

In addition to vehicle accidents, falls, acts of violence, and sports accidents, other reasons spinal cord injuries may occur include being crushed by objects, being struck or pinned by objects, and spinal epidural injuries.

Who is responsible for an accident that causes a spinal cord injury?

When you or a loved one suffers a spinal cord injury, you need experienced Blue Springs personal injury lawyers on your side. We fight to hold everyone who caused your injuries responsible including:

  • Car, truck, and motorcycle drivers and owners
  • Product manufacturers
  • Nursing homes and nursing home staff
  • Hospitals and physicians
  • Property owners
  • Employers who fail to use proper safety protocols

Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys has earned the respect of our former clients, insurance companies, and the legal community for our strong record of successful settlements and verdicts – based on our diligent preparation, persuasiveness, and advocacy.

What damages can a Blue Springs spinal cord injury victim claim?

Our Blue Springs spinal cord injury lawyers understand just how catastrophic your injuries are. We understand how each moment of each day is more difficult because of your injuries. We seek the strongest results possible. We understand your current pain and your long-term needs. We demand compensation for all your current and future damages including all your:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income and permanent disability
  • Physical pain and emotional suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of bodily function
  • Property damages

If a loved one dies due to a spinal cord injury, we file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the decedent’s family.

Do you have a spinal cord injury lawyer near me?

Our Blue Springs office is located at 705 SW 10th St, Suite 107. Since some spinal cord injury victims have serious mobility issues, we do see clients away from the office by appointment when necessary.

We’ll calmly and clearly guide you through each phase of your claim.

Get help from an experienced Blue Springs spinal cord injury attorney today

We understand the daunting challenges spinal cord injury victims face. At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, we fight aggressively to hold wrongdoers accountable and obtain the strongest recovery possible. To speak with a respected Blue Springs SCI lawyer, call our office or complete our contact form to schedule a free initial consultation.