Spinal Cord Injury
Each year spinal cord damage accounts for thousands of injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are 11,000 spinal cord injuries every year in the U.S. Sometimes disease causes spinal cord damage, but most cases result from some type of accident or injury. Spinal cord injury attorney Jay J. Murray discusses his experience representing spinal cord injury victims.
“A spinal cord injury can be really devastating to the victim and their family,” said Attorney Jay J. Murray. “Even though I interact with people that suffer from spinal cord injuries, I can hardly imagine what it is like to be incapable of walking or even feeding myself. I think people have a tendency to take for granted these commonplace tasks that are performed without even a second thought.”
Murray’s practice has focused on catastrophic injuries like spinal cord injuries. The main causes of spinal cord injuries are car accidents, but falls, violent attacks and sports injuries are also common causes. Murray’s site estimates that 52 percent of those with spinal cord injuries are paraplegic and 47 percent are quadriplegic. “Any type of severe trauma to the spine,” said Murray, “can cause it to fracture or can cause the dislocation of the vertebrae.” The bones in the spinal column comprise the vertebrae, which surrounds the spinal cord.
The spinal cord is an essential part the nervous system. The brain, along with the spinal cord, work in conjunction to control the body’s movements. While spinal cord injuries are either complete or incomplete, a complete injury is not typically caused by the severance of the spinal cord. Most complete spinal cord injuries lead to incapacitation or restrained movement below the injury. An incomplete spinal cord injury leaves the patient with some feeling and movement.
“Unfortunately,” commented Murray, “spinal cord injuries lead to tremendous medical care costs. It is very trying on the families.” Murray’s Web site reports that only 52 percent of spinal cord injury patients have private health insurance coverage. “The stress of trying to pay for the medical care that their loved one needs to survive is quite overwhelming. It truly is distressing to witness this kind of situation,” said Murray.
Attorney Jay J. Murray speaks about the available options for spinal cord injury victims. “Oftentimes,” said Murray, “these types of severe injuries require long-term medical care. Typically, this type of personal injury settlement results in a life care plan.” Life care plans provide for the cost of future medical care for the person’s lifetime. “The goal is that the life care plan will fully provide for the needs of the spinal cord victim, so that their life is more comfortable.”
Whether you have been injured in a car accident, construction accident or slip and fall accident, a back or spinal cord injury can have lifelong consequences. A severe back injury will limit your movements, your activities, and cause pain at unexpected times. At the Law office of Jay J. Murray, P.C., we will help you through this difficult time. With over twenty years of personal injury experience, we have helped many people throughout and get full and fair compensation for their injuries.
The entire human anatomy is dependent upon a properly functioning spinal column and spinal cord. Damage to any part of the spinal column and the spinal cord can have consequences throughout the human body. Spinal cord and spinal column injuries often lead to neurological ailments as well. Nerve damage can lead to a loss of sensation, dexterity, sense of feeling and motor skills.
• Car accidents
• Slip and falls
• Construction accidents
• Properly demonstrating the full impact of a back injury in court is complicated and requires professional skill.
• Back pain
• Herniated disk
• ParaplegiaPersonal injury resulting from negligence or wrongdoing on the part of another can be devastating. Physical, emotional, and psychological damage can profoundly affect your well being and the life of your family depending upon the severity of the injury. Pain, suffering, and the inability to work can lead to a severe financial strain at best, or catastrophic financial ruin at worst. If you, or a loved one, struggles under these burdens and are in need of a personal injury lawyer, The Law Offices of Jay J. Murray, P.C. stand ready to assist you.
When a serious personal injury is involved, just compensation for the injured party is of paramount importance. Hard work and persistence have enabled our firm to constantly win cases for our clients in the field of personal injury law. We have a long history and proven track record of standing up to corporations and insurance companies and aggressively protecting our clients’ rights to ensure that fair and just compensation is awarded for our clients’ injuries.
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