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Spinal Cord Injuries: What You Need To Know From a Florida Car Accident Attorney

From the base of the brain to the spinal canal, the spinal cord is a thick bundle of nerves. Your spinal cord is the pathway that allows your brain to interact with the rest of your body. It’s a very delicate component of your body, and it’s also quite vital. It is primarily in charge of your body’s primary activities, such as voluntary movements, digestion, heart rate, blood pressure, and sensations, such as touch, pressure, warmth, and pain. Because the spinal cord controls so much, spinal cord injuries are among the most serious. Any or all of your body’s essential functions could be jeopardized if your spinal cord is injured.

Complete and incomplete spinal cord injuries are the two most common forms. A complete injury is one in which no function exists below the primary level of the injury, whereas an incomplete injury has some function below the primary level of the injury.

Complete or incomplete spinal cord injuries are divided into four categories: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral. The spinal cord is protected by the vertebrae, which make up the spinal column; the higher the trauma occurs in the vertebrae, the more serious the lesion will be. In the neck are the cervical vertebrae. The chest contains the thoracic vertebrae. The lower back is made up of lumbar vertebrae. The sacral vertebrae are the last vertebrae in the spinal column (below pelvis).

Sometimes the injured accident victim caused their own injury, and other times an accident occurs that is beyond the control of any one party. However, in many cases, someone else was to blame for the accident that resulted in the damage. If this is true in your case, you are entitled to full compensation for the significant loss you have suffered as well as the financial costs you have incurred and will incur. An experienced Florida car accident attorney can help you in determining your legal possibilities for monetary compensation.

James Piccolino Law, P.A. can combine the medical knowledge from years of practicing chiropractic medicine with the legal knowledge of personal injury accidents to help you seek justice. Call 844.452.6377.

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