Neck spinal cord injury following an auto accident
Our Michigan spinal cord injury attorneys answer common questions about neck spinal cord injuries and examine the devastating effects they can have on car accident victims
A spinal cord injury (SCI) to the neck can be one of the most serious and life-altering injuries that a Michigan auto accident victim can suffer. To speak with a spinal cord injury attorney, please call Michigan Auto Law at (800) 777-0028. There is absolutely no fee or obligation.
- What is a spinal cord injury to the neck?
- How does a spinal cord injury to the neck affect a Michigan auto accident victim?
- What causes a spinal cord injury to the neck?
- Can a spinal cord injury attorney help me?
A spinal cord injury to the neck occurs when a Michigan auto accident victim’s cervical (neck) spinal cord is injured. The spinal cord is the bundle of nerves that travels through the spinal canal (created by the column of bones called vertebrae) to carry messages from a person’s brain to the different parts of the person’s body.
Accordingly, an injury to the spinal cord which damages or severs the bundle of nerves that comprise the spinal cord can delay or stop delivery of the messages that a person’s brain is sending to the person’s body.
An SCI to an auto accident victim’s neck can cause the victim to lose all or some motor function (ability to control movement) and sensation (feeling) below the injury site.
According to the Mayo Clinic, one of the most common causes of SCI to the neck in the United States are motor vehicle accidents: “auto accidents and motorcycle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries, accounting for more than 40 percent of new spinal cord injuries each year.
If you are suffering from neck spinal cord injury due to another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Damages may include medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering and disability.
There is no downside to contacting an injury attorney with questions about your spinal cord neck injury and your rights. Most good injury attorneys will not charge you a fee to answer questions or for a case evaluation.
Spinal cord neck injuries require extensive treatment costs, so it’s important to consult with an injury attorney who has experience handling spinal cord injury lawsuits. No other personal injury law firm in Michigan has as much experience — or has achieved the top verdicts and settlements in spinal cord injuries — as Michigan Auto Law.
Call Michigan Auto Law. Our attorneys can help.
If you have a spinal cord injury as the result of another person’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation for your losses.
Call Michigan Auto Law at (800) 777-0028. Our injury attorneys can answer all of your questions. Or you can fill out our consultation form. There is no fee or obligation, and we’re always here to help.