June 30, 2020
Common Spinal Cord Injuries from a Motorcycle Accident in California
Motorcyclists are not well-protected. They do not have seatbelts, side curtains, airbags, or even a crunch zone of the walls of a vehicle around them. Rather, a motorcyclist is almost completely exposed to whatever impact occurs. This means that victims get the full brunt of the impact and force. That can cause serious and catastrophic personal injuries. This includes spinal cord injuries which are one of the most common and most severe of motorcycle accident injuries. And when the spinal cord is damaged, our Los Angeles spinal cord injury lawyer knows that the consequences can be devastating.
Spinal cord injuries can be categorized into complete and incomplete injuries with symptoms depending on where the injury occurred. These injuries can range from minor to life-altering. Spinal cord injuries can range from weakness and circulation issues to total paralysis and loss of enjoyment of life. Paralyzed individuals may lose the ability to breathe for themselves, lose control of bladder and bowel functions, and suffer the loss of sexual function. Some may even require continuous care which will put further financial stress on the family of a victim.
Damages to the spinal cord cannot usually be reversed and any treatment will only be able to address symptoms, help keep the individual comfortable, and help the victim maintain some level of independence. Only in some instances of incomplete spinal cord injuries can victims restore some sense of function, but this is the exception to the rule and not common. Some surgical repairs and medications may be able to help with pain control and inflammation reduction.
A spinal cord injury can take a terrible physical, emotional, and financial toll on the life of an individual after a motorcycle accident. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other damages. That is why it is critical to speak with an experienced Los Angeles spinal cord injury lawyer to understand your rights after a spinal cord injury. For more information and a FREE case review, contact us today at (888) 588-1777. We are ready and willing to help.