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Spinal Cord Injuries

Rochester Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

Representing Victims of Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are among the most devastating injuries a person can suffer. The spinal cord is the main pathway for information to travel between the brain and the rest of the body. When the spinal cord is damaged, the brain can no longer communicate with the body, resulting in paralysis and other serious complications.

Spinal cord injuries can be caused by a variety of accidents and medical conditions. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. The attorneys at Faraci Lange can help you understand your legal rights and options.

What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?

A spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord that results in a loss of function, such as mobility or feeling. The spinal cord does not have to be severed for a loss of functioning to occur. In fact, in most people with a spinal cord injury, the spinal cord is intact, but the damage to it results in loss of functioning.

Spinal cord injuries can be classified as either complete or incomplete. A complete spinal cord injury means that the person has no motor or sensory function in the sacral segments. Incomplete spinal cord injuries allow the person to have some functioning below the level of the injury.

Spinal cord injuries of any kind may result in one or more of the following signs and symptoms:

  • Loss of movement
  • Loss of sensation, including the ability to feel heat, cold, and touch
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Exaggerated reflex activities or spasms
  • Pain or an intense stinging sensation caused by damage to the nerve fibers in the spinal cord
  • Difficulty breathing, coughing, or clearing secretions from the lungs

Additional signs and symptoms of spinal cord injuries may include:

  • Extreme back pain or pressure in the neck, head, or back
  • Weakness, incoordination, or paralysis in any part of the body
  • Numbness, tingling, or loss of sensation in the hands, fingers, feet, or toes
  • Difficulty with balance and walking
  • An inability to walk or move any part of the body (paralysis)
  • An exaggerated reflex or muscle spasms
  • Changes in sexual function, sexual sensitivity, or fertility
  • Difficulty breathing, coughing, or clearing secretions from the lungs

Spinal cord injuries are also classified by the level of the injury. The level of injury is the lowest segment of the spinal cord with normal sensory and motor function on both sides of the body. The more functioning that is retained after a spinal cord injury, the greater the chance of recovery.

What Causes Spinal Cord Injuries?

Spinal cord injuries can be caused by a variety of accidents and medical conditions. Some of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries include:

How Our Rochester Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys Can Help You

When facing the daunting challenges of a spinal cord injury, a personal injury lawyer can be your beacon of hope. They not only provide legal guidance and representation but also offer the support and empathy needed during this challenging period. With their expertise and dedication, you can focus on your recovery and rebuilding your life, knowing that a legal advocate is fighting for your rights and well-being.

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to someone else's negligence, don't hesitate to seek the assistance of a Rochester spinal cord injury lawyer at Faraci Lange, LLP to help you navigate the legal complexities and secure the compensation you need to move forward.

Contact us online or call (888) 997-4110 today!

Why Choose Faraci Lange, LLP?

  • Over 55 Years of Experience
  • 11 Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
  • 3 Attorneys Are Part of the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Focusing Solely on Personal Injury Cases
  • Compassionately Helping Injured Victims in Western NY Since 1968
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