Spinal Cord Injury
The spinal cord is an essential part of the central nervous system. It carries signals from the brain to other parts of the body, and vice-versa, which control the feeling of sensations and movement. When the spinal cord is damaged due to an accident, it can create significant difficulties in the life of the person affected. One of the most dangerous aspects of vehicles with poor roof structure support is the high possibility of spinal cord injury in the event of a rollover.
If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury in a rollover accident due to weak roof support pillars, the Willis Law Firm is prepared to potentially help you fight for compensation from the vehicle’s manufacturer. Our skilled legal team is dedicated to helping victims of negligence obtain the payment they deserve from those responsible. For a free consultation, contact us at 800-883-9858.
Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries can affect many aspects of a person’s life. Paralysis is the condition most often associated with spinal cord injuries. The level of paralysis depends on the severity of the injury. Complications associated with paralysis include:
- Loss of the ability to move certain areas of the body
- Loss of the ability to feel sensations, such as touch, heat, and cold
- Loss of bladder and bowel control
- Overactive reflexes and muscle spasms
- Pain due to damaged nerve fibers
- Trouble breathing
Unfortunately, the pillar supports on many rollover-prone vehicles, particularly SUVs like the Ford Explorer, have proven to be unable to consistently withstand pressure during rollover accidents. This serious defect in manufacturing poses a threat to the many consumers who unknowingly purchase these dangerous vehicles.
If you or someone you love was injured in a rollover accident, it may be the vehicle’s manufacturer who is liable. To speak with a compassionate and dedicated member of our legal team about your case, contact the Willis Law Firm today at 800-883-9858.