Identifying Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury

When a traumatic accident causes a spinal cord injury that results in paraplegia or quadriplegia, these symptoms are often very unmistakable. However, other spinal injuries may be less obvious and take more time to develop before a person realizes that they have suffered something more serious. However, most spinal cord injuries do have this in common: the victim will suffer from significant pain and be unable to engage in normal, everyday activities like they used to.

Most often there is no recovery from a paralyzing injury. The exception is when the spinal cord is not severed and emergency surgery can help resolve the condition, resulting in partial paralysis. Other spine injuries can be successfully treated by conservative care, however, a patient still may not recover to their former self.

If you have been injured in a serious accident and believe it could be a spinal cord injury, do not hesitate to contact Biren Law Group today.

Symptoms of Serious Spinal Cord Injuries

Sometimes spine injuries cause unrelenting neck or back pain, but do not cause neurological deficits. Other times, the individual may start experiencing neurological deficits like a drop foot caused due to low back spine injury or hand dysfunction from a neck injury. If neurological symptoms develop, often surgical intervention is the only solution to prevent the problem from becoming permanent.

If you notice any of the following symptoms, make sure you get help:

  • Numbness in legs, hands, arms, or elsewhere
  • Loss of control of bladder
  • Pain or stiffness around the neck
  • Tingling sensation in limbs
  • Difficulty walking

Selecting the Right Team for Your Case

Not all orthopedic doctors specialize in spine care. Because of this, a non-specialist might not understand the seriousness of the injury or have the expertise to offer you surgical alternatives. They may also not be able to properly identify your injury or the challenges you may deal with. That is why making sure you go to a specialist is key.

Just like all doctors do not have the expertise to treat a serious spine injury, most personal injury lawyers do not have the expertise to properly represent someone who has suffered a severe spinal cord injury. At Biren Law Group, we have decades of experience successfully representing accident victims who have sustained serious spine injuries. We not only know the medical specialists who can provide you with the best care, but we also know how to persuasively present your case to defendants and their insurers in a manner that results in maximum financial recovery.

Don't Wait! Contact Our Dedicated Los Angeles Injury Attorneys Today

The Los Angeles personal injury lawyers at Biren Law Group can help you assess your case, get the proper medical attention and care you need, and fight for you to get the fair compensation you deserve. We have the resources, tools, and experience to help you navigate even the most complex spinal cord injury claim. Our legal team is passionate about helping accident victims and their families.

Contact us now at (310) 896-4345 or fill out a free case evaluation to begin.