Your motorcycle accident has left you paralyzed. The complete spinal cord injury that you have suffered has resulted in your physical paralysis, your financial paralysis, and your emotional paralysis. You can’t move your body the way you did prior to the accident, you can’t work the same job that you did prior to the accident, and you can’t figure out how to move forward.
You need to understand both your spinal cord injury and what you can do protect your future.
Two Types of Complete Spinal Cord Injuries
Complete spinal cord injuries include:
- Complete paraplegia: riders who suffer paraplegia have an injury at or below the T1 level of the spinal column. They maintain full use of and sensory function of their hands and arms. However, they lose all motor and sensory impulse below the point of injury. This means that one’s legs, feet, sexual organs, bowel, and bladder may be impacted.
- Complete tetraplegia: riders who suffer tetraplegia suffer injuries higher up on their spinal cords. They suffer all of the same complications as those who suffer from paraplegia but their arms, hands, necks, and torsos may also be affected.
Currently, complete spinal cord injuries are permanent. Only a doctor can diagnosis your condition and recommend a treatment plan to prevent your injury from worsening, to treat pain, and to maximize your independence. Accordingly, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible after your motorcycle crash and to follow up with all recommended specialists and therapists.
Protect Your Recovery After a Spinal Cord Injury
As you protect your physical recovery, it is also important to protect your financial and emotional recoveries. If someone else caused you to suffer a spinal cord injury in a motorcycle crash, then you may be able to recover damages for your past, current and future:
- Medical expenses.
- Lost income.
- Out-of-pocket costs.
- Physical pain.
- Emotional suffering.
- Other damages.
Your recovery will not be automatic. Instead, you need to fight for it by pursuing a settlement or court verdict. However, you do not have to do it alone. Instead, you have the right to contact an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer for help getting the recovery that you deserve. Make the call today and schedule your own free consultation to learn more.