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How a spinal cord injury might affect one’s life

On Behalf of | Nov 7, 2021 | Slip-and-Fall Accidents

There are a multitude of injuries that could have a lingering impact on one’s quality of life and bring about a need for long-term medical care. Spinal cord injuries are just one example of a condition that could carry a variety of potentially life-altering symptoms. While causes of spinal cord injuries may vary, studies indicate that slip and fall accidents continue to be a leading cause thereof, especially among individuals in New Mexico age 65 and above. 

Possible symptoms 

Studies indicate that the spinal cord plays a vital role in controlling the movement of one’s extremities. Injuries to this area run the risk of leading to loss of feeling in one’s limbs and with some spinal cord injuries, loss of control or movement may occur. While in some cases, this may only lead to partial loss of control, there is always the possibility that a severe spinal cord injury could lead to conditions such as paraplegia or quadriplegia.  

Other possible symptoms of spinal cord injuries could include loss of sensation in one’s extremities or issues with bladder or bowel control. Studies indicate that such injuries could also lead to uncontrollable spasms or intense pain stemming from nerve damage. In some cases, a similar condition may also cause a person to experience difficulty with breathing and cause complications pertaining to the lungs. 

Life-changing injuries 

Individuals who suffer life-changing injuries in a slip-and-fall accident may wish to seek insight on their available options for legal recourse, but they might not know where to turn for guidance. Fortunately, there are attorneys in New Mexico who can evaluate the incident and provide a person with advice on all his or her available legal avenues. Such advice could help place a person in a better position in which to pursue the full amount of compensation entitled through a claim against the party or parties deemed responsible.