The human body is composed of many parts that all work together to make everyday life possible. So, when one of these parts is injured it could affect a person’s overall health and ability to complete the same tasks they were able to complete prior to being injured. Spinal cord injuries can be devastating to anyone in Connecticut and across the nation.

Spinal cord injuries take place when a person receives a shock to the spine that damages at least one vertebra. The vertebra could be compressed, crushed, dislocated or fractured. In addition to the damage caused by the initial impact, a person could experience bleeding, swelling and other damages that do not manifest themselves right away. Therefore, it is important to seek medical attention immediately if you suspect you have suffered a spinal cord injury.

There are a variety of ways a person could sustain a spinal cord injury. The most common cause of spinal cord injuries are motor vehicle accidents. Slip-and-fall incidents are another common cause of spinal cord injury, especially in older people. Acts of violence, such as being shot or stabbed, can also result in spinal cord injuries. Sports and recreation accidents are another common cause of spinal cord injuries.

A person who suffers a spinal cord injury may find that their life has been changed forever. This could result in numerous physical, emotional and financial damages. If a person’s spinal cord injury is caused by the negligence of another, it is important that the spinal cord injury victim understands what personal injury options they have.