Not all spinal cord injuries are the same.  The type of spinal cord injury that a victim incurs depends on where on the spinal cord the injury happened and how badly the spinal cord was hurt.

An Atlanta auto accident attorney may represent a person who has suffered any of the following types of spinal cord injuries in a car accident:
  • Paraplegia: Paraplegia refers to loss of function in the lower extremities, most notably the legs.  The injury commonly occurs in the lower part of the spinal cord.
  • Tetraplegia (Quadriplegia): Quadriplegics have suffered a spinal cord injury higher up in the spinal cord or in the neck, and everything below the injury site has been affected, such as the arms, legs, lungs, bladder and bowel.

Both paraplegia and tetraplegia may be classified as complete or incomplete.  A complete injury means that there is no sensation, movement or neurological function in the affected area of the body.  An incomplete injury means that there may be some sensation or movement in the affected areas but that some function has been lost due to the injury.

If you have suffered any type of spinal cord injury then you may be entitled to damages.  Please contact an Atlanta car accident lawyer today at 770.518.1133 or via our online form for more information, and be sure to read our free e-book If You’ve Been in a Wrong DON’T Do These  Four Things to learn more about how to protect your rights.
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