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Long-Term Effects of a Spinal Cord Injury

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When you’ve suffered a serious spinal cord injury, you may not recover for a long time after the accident that caused it. Whether it was a fall, a car accident, or another type of accident, you may have suffered severe spine damage. Now, you’re worried about the long-term effects of a spinal cord injury.

Unfortunately, the effects can impact your life for years to come. Below are just a few examples of the ways a spinal cord injury can change your life.

Physical Impact of a Spinal Cord Injury

When you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury, you may have severe, lasting impacts to your mobility, sensation, and motor skills. Your spinal cord controls signals from the brain to the rest of the body. If the spine is damaged, the injury may cut off signals from the point of the injury down. For example, if the lower vertebrae of your spine are damaged, you may be paralyzed from the waist down.

Depending on where the injury is located, you may be unable to take care of yourself. You may never walk again after one of these injuries, which impacts your health and your independence. Because of this, you may face pricy hospital bills, rehabilitation costs, and long-term medical costs.

Pain and Suffering

And your suffering is far from only physical. Your injuries can leave you suffering emotionally and mentally. Losing your mobility and independence can impact your self-esteem and your overall happiness for some time. You may also be afraid of the effects your injury may have on your family.

Worse, these non-economic types of suffering can be difficult to calculate from a legal standpoint. The impact of a spinal cord injury can vary, depending on the impact of your injuries. Because of this, you may need a lawyer’s help to determine what your pain and suffering is worth when it comes to an injury claim for an accident you didn’t cause.

Your Finances May Be Impacted

When you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury, you’re not just facing physical and mental impacts. Your financial suffering may impact your life, too. After a spinal cord injury, your expenses may pile up fast. Your medical care may take months, and long-term physical therapy can get expensive, too.

Worse, you may be unable to work and pay for those losses. That puts a more severe strain on your family, and that makes it more difficult to heal after your serious injury.

Get Help After a Spine Injury in Milwaukee

When you’re hurt in a serious accident, your spinal cord injury may have lasting impacts on your physical, emotional, and financial situation. Those losses aren’t easy to overcome, and you may now be suffering without the help you need for your lawsuit.

If you’re struggling to get compensated after a Milwaukee spine injury, reach out to the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg. We understand how difficult your injuries are and how they can impact your potential lawsuit. We also offer free consultations so you can discuss your options first. To get started, reach out by calling 414-271-7007 or by completing the following online contact form.