Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) FAQ

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1.  What is the function of a Spinal Cord?

The spinal cord is a pathway for your brain to be able to communicate with the entire body.  Think of it as a highway for your brain telling your body what to do. If a spinal cord injury takes place the line of communication between the brain and parts of your body will be severed, resulting in a loss of function.

Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit - How Do I Sue2. What is a Spinal Cord Injury or (SCI)

Technically A spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord resulting in the loss of motor function including mobility of the arms, legs, fingers, or a loss feeling in those extremities.  Spinal Cord Injured can lead to a person being quadriplegic or paraplegic.

3.  What Are the Main Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries:

Spinal Cord injuries are mainly cause by Car Accidents and Acts of Violence including gun shots, or assault &battery and other violent crimes.  Other major causes of spinal cord injuries are,

  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Slip and Falls
  • Sports Injuries
  • Boating Accidents
  • Defective Products

4.  What is paralysis?
Paralysis is a partial or complete loss of body functions, especially when involving movement and motor functions.  The loss of sensation in the body part is also a sign of paralysis.

5.   Can someone be cured of Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)

Based on current science in the medical field the answer is NO.  The central nervous system is not able to repair itself in case of a traumatic injury.  Scientists and medical professionals have attempted many methods but have not yet achieved the ultimate goal of reducing the damage caused to the spinal cord in an accident.  Regeneration attempts via the use of genetic modification and cell rejuvenation may hold the key to helping those who suffer from quadriplegia and paraplegia recover.

6.  How is a person’s sex life altered because of a Spinal Cord Injury?

In most instances a persons sexuality is greatly affected by a SCI Spinal Cord Injury sicne the central nervous system control the functions of human sex organs.  The degree of loss of sexuality will be based on the severity of injury to the spine.  Loss of sensation is one element showing there is a spinal cord injury that has taken place.

Loss of consortium is a claim that your spouse may have as a result of the alteration in your sex life with your partner.

7. Is there a statute of limitation for my Spinal Cord Injury Claim

The statute of limitations for a Spinal cord Injury Claim depends in what caused the injury.  For Example Negligence action carried a Two Year Statute of limitations.  In California Statute of Limitations refers to the law which limits the amount of time within which a victim involved in a car accident may bring about legal proceedings. In the state of California, an individual has TWO YEARS in which to file a lawsuit for their damages resulting in a personal injury claim.

8.   Should I sue for My Spinal Cord Injury

If you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident or any other accident or because of an act of violence, you must first tend to your wounds and heal your injuries.  Seeking vindication of your rights is our job.  At Downtown LA Law Group our Los Angeles Pedestrian Injury Spinal Cord Attorneys are skilled and knowledgeable in spinal cord injury laws and neck/back injuries.

Our aggressive and tenacious Injury Lawyers will keep on the offensive until they make sure you have been fully compensated for your injuries and vindicated for your loss.  We will go to trial and take on liable drivers and their insurance carriers’ so that your rights are protected.

9.  Who do I contact if I have been injured by Car hitting me while walking?

If you need a Los Angeles Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer  or an Orange County Spinal Cord Injury Attorney we can help. We will take care of every legal detail and make sure you achieve the highest compensation possible for your loss; in the meantime, concentrate on the most important part of this process – your recovery.

Remember that it is crucial to act quickly after you’ve been injured to report any spinal cord injury claim before any limitations can lower or extinguish your rightful claim. Call us for a free consultation with one of our neck and spinal cord injury lawyers regarding your accident: (855-DT-LA-LAW)