A spinal cord injury occurs when a traumatic event causes damage to the nerve cells or groups of nerve tracts that transmit signals between the brain and the rest of the body. When the spinal cord is damaged, a person may experience impaired sensory and motor function. In severe injuries, a person may become paralyzed.
When paralysis only affects the lower half of the body, it is called paraplegia. When paralysis affects all four limbs, it is called quadriplegia. How a person is affected by a spinal cord injury depends on where the spinal cord is injured and how severe the damage is to the spinal cord.
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Common causes of spinal cord injury include automobile accidents, violent acts, slip and fall accidents, criminal acts such as beatings and shootings, and sports injuries. The leading causes of spinal cord injury vary by age. Among persons under age 65, automobile and other motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause. Among persons over 65, falls cause most spinal cord injuries.
While many accidents result in spinal cord injuries, trauma to the neck and torso can also result in back injuries, like ruptured discs, pinched nerves, herniated discs and spinal stenosis. Our New Mexico lawyers handle back injury cases in addition to spinal cord injury cases.
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At Martinez, Hart & Thompson, P.C. our Albuquerque spinal cord injury attorneys understand that recovering the money you need for medical expenses and daily living are immediate goals after going through such trauma. We take the time to fully understand the impact your injuries have had on your life and thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident so that we can develop a legal strategy that puts you in the best position for a settlement. Getting you the money you need and deserve after an accident is our number one priority!