Spinal Cord Injuries
Rollover accidents are one of the most dangerous types of car crashes. Many sport utility vehicles have an unstable design that may lead to these devastating incidents. When a vehicle flips over, passengers are exposed to dangers from every direction. One serious type of physical injury from these rollover accidents is spinal cord injury.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a spinal cord injury because of an SUV rollover accident, you may be able to take legal action against the responsible party. Contact the SUV rollover attorneys of the Willis Law Firm at 800-883-9858 to discuss your case with a member of our legal team today.
Types of Spinal Cord Injury
The spine can be injured in many ways. The bones of the spinal column themselves can suffer from damage, and the spinal cord or nerves can be pinched, stretched, or torn. If your vertebrae or nerves suffer from physical damage in a rollover accident, the consequences of these injuries is often life-altering. Spinal cord injuries can be:
- Complete- All sensory and motor function below the injury site is lost.
- Incomplete- There may be some residual function or sensation below the place of injury.
Paralysis is one of the most common side effects of complete injury. Paraplegia and quadriplegia will remove an individual’s ability to move voluntarily from the waist or neck down, respectively. However, incomplete injuries can also leave a person with permanent movement or sensory problems.
These life-changing injuries may involve expensive treatment for the physical ailments as well as emotional trauma. If you or someone you love has suffered from a spinal cord injury because of an SUV accident, you may be eligible for financial compensation for your suffering. Contact the SUV rollover accident lawyers of The Willis Law Firm at 800-883-9858 for more information.