Spinal Cord Injury
Eau Claire and Madison, Wisconsin Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
One of the most debilitating injuries you can receive is if you have a spinal cord injury (SCI). SCI is not a disease or genetics-based, it is caused by a sudden physical trauma or shock. The two types of spinal cord injury are:
- Complete and
The extent of the damage from any type of SCI is the location of the injury itself and how rapidly treatment is provided.
Our Madison accident attorneys at Boller & Vaughan LLC work hard to get you the compensation required to access groundbreaking treatments and enhance your quality of life after a spinal cord injury. Call (608) 807-0078 to learn more.
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injury
In the United States, some of the more common causes of spinal cord injury consist of:
- Sports or recreation injuries - approximately 8% of spinal cord injuries can be cased from impact sports or diving in shallow water
- Alcohol - use of alcohol is a factor in 1 of every 4 SCI incidents
- Motor vehicle accidents - auto, truck or motorcycle accidents account for over 40% of new spinal cord injuries annually
- Falls - for people over age 65, falling is a major SCI cause
- Acts of violence - according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, up to 15% of spinal cord injuries result from gunshot or knife wound encounters
Your chance for successful recovery from any type of spinal cord injury depends on how severe the injury was. With a complete SCI, there is no movement or feeling below the level of the injury itself. While people with a partial SCI may be able to have a full and complete recovery.
Some of the long-term results from either a complete or incomplete SCI may be:
- Loss of breathing, bladder or bowel control functions
- Muscle spasms
- Chronic pain
- Impaired coordination
- Loss of reflexes and sensation
If you or a loved one suffers from a spinal cord injury in the Madison, WI area, please contact our Madison accident attorney team of Boller & Vaughan, LLC. Call (608) 807-0078 today for an initial free consultation. Remember there are statutes of limitation on SCI accidents and to ensure that you do waive any right to compensation, contact us immediately.