A spinal cord injury is an injury to the spinal cord that causes temporary or permanent changes to the victim. Symptoms may include loss of muscle function or nerve function. The symptoms can involve either a complete spinal injury or an incomplete spinal injury. Complete spinal injuries are the most severe. They involve a total loss of sensation and muscle function. Incomplete spinal injuries are still severe but not to the degree of a complete spinal injury. Incomplete spinal injuries are those where some nervous signals are still able to pass the injured area of the spinal cord.

New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

Spinal Cord Injuries

A spinal cord injury can result in the following medical conditions:

• Paralysis or paraplegia
• Quadriplegia or Tetraplegia
• Partial motor loss
• Partial sensation loss
• Bowel difficulty
• Bladder dysfunction
• Sexual dysfunction

Cause of Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are caused by a variety of things; however, some of the more common examples include:

Car accidents
Truck accidents
Bus accidents
Motorcycle accidents
Construction site accidents
Medical malpractice
• Boating accidents
• Workplace accidents
Slip and falls
• Sporting event injuries
• Swimming & diving accidents

Medical Costs Associated With Spinal Cord Injuries

The medical bills incurred as a result of a spinal cord injury are astronomical. The initial hospital stay may include several surgeries. This is followed by intense rehabilitation, which involves physical therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy and more. Depending on the severity of the spinal cord injury, the victim may require at-home care, durable medical goods and medical equipment such as a wheelchair or walker. The treatment can take months, years or for the rest of the victim’s life and the medical bills can amount to over a million dollars depending on seriousness of the spinal cord injury.

Compensation For The Victim

The Sloan Law Firm will stop at nothing to obtain fair and reasonable compensation for the spinal cord injury victim. Attorney Daniel Sloan has recovered millions for his clients. His firm handles spinal cord injury cases in Union County, Middlesex County, Essex County, Bergen County, Somerset County, Monmouth County, Morris County and throughout New Jersey. If you or a loved one has incurred a spinal cord injury and you would like to discuss the matter, please do not hesitate to call the Sloan Law Firm at: (908) 358-2938. We are available 24 hours a day.

The Sloan Law Firm represents clients with spinal injuries in Westfield, Cranford, Bridgewater, Elizabeth, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Toms River, New Brunswick, Old Bridge, Edison, Jersey City, Woodbridge, Keyport, Belleville, Bloomfield, Lyndhurst, Perth Amboy, Passaic, Brick, Wayne, Lakewood, Irvington, Morristown, East Orange, Freehold, Paterson, Newark, Clifton and throughout New Jersey.