What Is an Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury?

What is the difference between complete and incomplete spinal cord injuries? Often these injuries have a devastating impact on an injury victim's life, career, and phychological condition.

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Posted: 02/22/2019
 Personal Injury    Motor Vehicle Accident    Workplace Injury  

Each year, there are approximately 17,500 new spinal cord injuries reported in the United States. These injuries often have a devastating impact on a victim's personal life, career, and psychological condition.

The spinal cord is a tube-like structure filled with protective fluids and a delicate web of sensory and motor nerves. These critical nerves serve as messengers between your brain and the rest of your body. However, this connection can be interrupted if the spinal cord is partly or entirely damaged.

Spinal cord injuries are frequently caused by:
  • Motor vehicle collisions
  • Serious falls
  • Recreational injuries
  • Construction accidents
  • Acts of violence
  • Certain diseases

A person with an incomplete spinal cord injury retains some motor or sensory function below the point of injury. Some victims can control their extremities after sustaining an incomplete spinal cord injury, but the degree is entirely dependent upon the location and severity of the injury. Unfortunately, many of these survivors experience chronic pain because they retain that degree of sensation.

Examples of incomplete spinal cord injuries include:
  • Anterior cord syndrome
  • Brown-Se'quard syndrome
  • Cauda equine lesion
  • Central cord syndrome

If you've sustained an incomplete spinal cord injury due to the negligent actions of another person or business, it's time to call the Montana personal injury lawyers at Odegaard Injury Lawyers. There are many long-term expenses and hidden fees that need to be calculated before you accept an insurance company's settlement offer. At Odegaard Injury Lawyers, we can analyze your existing and projected injury-related expenses to develop a litigation strategy that aims to maximize your claim. After all, it's not unusual for a spinal cord injury victim to spend over $1 million on surgeries, therapy sessions, and home modifications in the first year alone.

Depending on the severity of your injury, you may need to account for the following expenses:
  • Spinal surgeries
  • Medications
  • Medical equipment (including ventilators and breathing apparatuses)
  • Standing frames
  • Modified vehicles and transportation equipment
  • Physical and mental rehabilitation and therapy sessions
  • Professional care-giving services
  • Special home modifications

A spinal cord injury can cost a survivor over $10 million over the course of their lifetime. By taking legal action today, you can safeguard your future and secure compensation that covers your ongoing medical expenses and personal care-giving costs.

File a Claim & Secure Essential Damages

Contact Odegaard Injury Lawyers if you've been injured by the choices or actions of a negligent party. Our legal team has a comprehensive understanding of the protocols and regulations associated with this complicated field of law. In the past three years, our Montana personal injury attorneys have been able to recover over $45 million on behalf of our clients. With our help, you can recover financial compensation that accounts for your ongoing medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and more.

Call Odegaard Injury Lawyers at (406) 222-2222 to schedule a consultation.

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