One of the most catastrophic injuries that someone may suffer is a spinal cord injury that results in paraplegia, quadriplegia, or other permanent disability. Whether dealing with temporary paralysis, paraplegia or quadriplegia, the personal injury attorneys at White & Stradley help injury victims and families in North Carolina deal with the consequences of a personal injury accident or wrongful death claim caused by the negligent, careless or intentional conduct of others.
From our main office located in Raleigh, North Carolina, we represent clients in and around Durham, Chapel Hill, Fayetteville and other communities in North Carolina. Call 888-666-2446 today for a free consultation.
What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?
A spinal cord injury is an injury to the nerves contained within the spinal canal. A spinal cord injury is often associated with trauma to the spinal column.
Common causes of spinal cord injuries include:
While some serious or catastrophic injuries heal over time, spinal cord injuries often leave the victim with permanent disabilities, including paraplegia and quadriplegia. A spinal cord injury may be categorized as complete which means that nerve damage has obstructed all signals between the brain and body, or incomplete meaning that nerve damage has obstructed only some of the signals between the brain and body. In the most severe cases, a spinal cord injury may render the victim a paraplegic or quadriplegic.
Paraplegia refers to the complete paralysis of the lower half of the body including both legs. Paraplegia is usually caused by damage to the spinal cord.
Quadriplegia involves the complete paralysis of the body from the neck down, usually caused by damage to the spinal cord. Quadriplegia is also caused by damage to the spinal cord.
If you or your loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, it is important that you contact a personal injury law firm that specializes in serious injury cases. For further information about paraplegia, quadriplegia or spinal cord injuries in North Carolina, please call White & Stradley at 888-666-2446 for a free review of your case.