St. Louis Spinal Injury Lawyers
Spinal Injury Lawyers in St. Louis. Spinal cord injuries, which is damage sustained to the upper or lower spinal cord and surrounding nerves, are often debilitating and can lead to issues with a person's central nervous system, coordination, respiratory system, and other bodily functions. In situations involving non-disabling spinal injuries, spinal cord damage often still manifests into chronic neck, back, or spine pain and requires extensive physical therapy and rehabilitation.
If you were the victim of an accident involving blunt-force trauma to the spine, and are struggling with rehabilitation costs or other expenses, you could recover compensation for damages with help from Attorney James Windsor Eason and the St. Louis Spinal Injury Lawyers at the Eason Law Firm.
Spinal Injury Symptoms
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms after a car accident, truck accident, or another severe accident, you could have a spinal cord injury:
- Tingling or numbness of the neck or spine
- Sharp, shooting pains in the head, neck, or spinal region
- Loss of coordination, feeling, or other senses
- Difficulty breathing
- Incontinence or retention issues
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, roughly 450,000 people in the U.S. are living with a spinal injury. Most severe spinal injuries (ASIA A-D) cause severe, debilitating pain and are diagnosed shortly after an accident, but less severe spinal injuries (ASIA E) (spinal injuries that don't cause sensory or coordination issues), could be misdiagnosed and go untreated.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
There are two categories of spinal injuries: partial and total. If a person has partial mobility after suffering a spinal cord injury, it is classified as a partial injury (typically pertains to paraplegia). However, if a person suffers a debilitating spinal cord injury and has little to no function or feeling in their body (quadriplegia), this is considered a total "complete" spinal cord injury.
The most common types of spinal cord injuries include the following:
- Cervical Spine Injuries - damage to the head and neck area above the shoulders - often results in quadraplegia, or full-body paralysis
- Lumbar Spine Damage - damage to the lumbar spine, or lower spine, can cause hip and shoulder issues - severe accidents can lead to pariplegia
- Thoracic Spine Injuries - affects the upper chest, mid-back, and stomach muscles - can cause breathing issues, back pain, and in severe circumstances, could lead to paraplegia
- Sacral Spine Injuries - often leads to loss of coordination in the legs, bladder issues, and other problems with the lower half of the body
Spinal injuries are typically diagnosed with x-rays, CT scans, MRI's and other internal imaging methods that allow medical personnel an up-close look at the damage done to a person's spinal cord, muscles, and other surrounding parts of the back.
During an internal assessment, a doctor can determine what caused a person's injury, what type of spinal injury they suffered, and with this evidence, offer an outlook for the person's condition. While some spinal injuries could improve slightly, most spinal injuries don't heal completely and require ongoing alignment, physical therapy, and other treatment for a person to live comfortably.
Talk to Our St. Louis Spinal Injury Lawyers Today
If you are struggling with medical bills, mental or physical distress, or other damages after an accident, and need help suing the at-fault party for damages, the Eason Law Firm can help.
Our St. Louis Spinal Injury Lawyers are passionate about fighting for personal injury victims and recovering the maximum compensation to ensure that victims and their families are taken care of during this time.
As a former Golden Gloves Boxer, you can count on Attorney James Windsor Eason to fight for your case and push back against the other party's insurer to recover the most compensation for your St. Louis spinal injury claim. For more information on how the Eason Law Firm can recover the maximum amount of damages for your St. Louis spinal injury settlement, call 314-932-1066 or contact our aggressive attorneys now for a free case review.