Dover Spine Injury Lawyers
Filing Serious Injury Claims for Our Valued Clients
Some injuries can be recovered from in a manner of days or weeks after an accident, like whiplash or broken bones. However, some injuries are lasting and even permanent, and can transform your life and future in an instant. If you suffered a spinal cord injury in a car crash or after a fall, you may be permanently paralyzed and no longer able to use parts of your body you took for granted.
During this traumatic time, you can lean on our Dover spine injury lawyers at Wyskiel, Boc, Tillinghast & Bolduc, P.A. Spine injuries generally cost thousands of dollars to treat in both emergency and future medical costs. Our team believes you shouldn’t have to go broke trying to fix a mistake caused by the negligence of another individual or entity. We can help you file your personal injury claim and collect the compensation you’re owed, whether you’re in New Hampshire or elsewhere in the New England area.
Suffered a spinal cord injury? Contact our team online or call our office at (603) 742-5222 to schedule a free consultation. We can travel to you.
What is the Spinal Cord?
The spinal cord is one of the most essential parts of the human body because it carries signals between the brain and the rest of the body. Your ability to touch, feel pain, and recall memories are allowed in part to your spinal cord.
The spinal cord runs from your lower brain down your back and is protected by bones called vertebrae, since the nerve endings are extremely delicate. Unfortunately, falling or being struck in an accident can shatter your bones, exposing your spinal cord to damage, which is how paralysis occurs.
Accidents That Can Cause Spine Injuries
Motor vehicle accidents account for countless spinal cord injuries caused by trauma—in fact, they account for almost half of all new spinal cord injuries every year. Being thrown from your vehicle or struck in your seat by a flying object can paralyze you, as well as being crushed beneath your car. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists tend to be more vulnerable to spine injuries in car crashes than occupants of vehicles because of their lack of safety equipment to protect them, like seat belts and airbags.
Other accidents that commonly lead to spine injuries in the United States include:
- Slip and fall accidents: Tripping down a flight of stairs or slipping on wet flooring can easily cause a spine injury when you land on your back. Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, from in the lobby of a hotel to in a parking lot or grocery store.
- Construction accidents: Construction workers face a high risk of severe injury because they’re surrounded by heavy machinery and equipment, falling debris, and other dangers. Construction workers can acquire spine injuries when they fall off scaffolding, are crushed by equipment, or are thrown from their vehicles or machines.
- Workplace accidents: Spine injuries can happen in everyday work settings, too. Whether you’re working in a factory or even operating out of a cubicle, anyone can fall or be struck while on the job.
Types of Paralysis
Spine injuries are generally classified as complete or incomplete, based on the ability to function or feel after an accident. A complete injury refers to losing all feeling and movement control below your injury, while in an incomplete injury, the victim may have some sensation or feeling in the affected area.
There are two main types of paralysis: tetraplegia and paraplegia. Tetraplegia, which is often referred to as quadriplegia, affects most of your limbs, including your arms, hands, legs, and pelvic organs. This can happen when your spine injury occurs further up your spine. Paraplegia, on the other hand, impacts your lower part of the body, including your trunk, legs, and pelvic organs.
No matter what kind of spine injury you have, the costs of recovery are usually enormous. Our lawyers can sit down with you to calculate your losses so we know how much your claim is worth—and how much you deserve to heal and move on with your life.
Our Dover spine injury lawyers serve clients in New Hampshire and throughout New England. Call us for personalized legal help today at (603) 742-5222.