When motorcycle riders are thrown from their bikes in a crash, spinal cord injuries are not uncommon. Helmets do provide some degree of protection for the neck and top of the spinal column, but the rest of your vertebrae are left exposed. Even in a relatively minor crash, these injuries can occur.
Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injuries | Personal Injury Lawyers
- Paralysis or lack of sensation
- Tingling or buzzing sensation
- Numbness or unusual sensations, especially in the lower extremities
- Loss of bladder/bowel control or difficulty sensing if the bladder is full
- Back pain or pressure
Spinal cord injuries are common in motorcycle crashes. All spinal cord injuries should be taken seriously because even a minor injury can cause significant devastation. When a motorcycle crash occurs, the biker is often thrown off their bike and makes a forceful impact with the road or ground. This impact can jar the body and can cause damage to the spinal cord. Spinal cord injuries should be assessed and treated immediately. Swelling and damage to the spinal cord can lead to paralysis if not treated quickly.
If you have been hurt in a crash, especially if you have any neck or back pain, remain in place and wait for emergency personnel to arrive. They will likely move you onto a backboard and place a brace around your neck. This is to hold the spinal column in place and prevent any further movement. At the hospital, scans will be done to determine the extent of your injuries. Sometimes, when an accident occurs that involves the spinal cord, the doctors will not be able to tell the long term effects immediately.
If you have a spinal cord injury, you likely face a period of hospitalization followed by ongoing physical and occupational therapy. You will be unable to work for a period of time and may need to have someone around to help care for your day to day needs. Your medical bills will start to come in and you may feel overwhelmed.
This is where Kass & Moses comes in! Our team of experienced motorcycle lawyers have handled hundreds of cases involving motorcycle crashes. We have worked with many bikers with spinal cord injuries. We know you need to focus on your immediate physical needs. That is why we will work with the insurance adjuster to get you a just settlement. Remember, insurance companies are looking out for themselves. They may offer you a small settlement in order to close your case inexpensively. We believe you are entitled to more and will fight to get you what you deserve under the law.
Spinal cord injuries are serious and require extensive medical care. Rest assured that we will work to get you compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Even if you may have been partially at fault in your case, we may be able to help you. Reach out to us today for a free initial consultation.