Spinal cord injury occurs when any traumatic event damages the cells within the spinal cord. The most common type of spinal cord injury include contusion; bruising of the spinal cord, compression; caused by pressure on the spinal cord, laceration; tearing of the nerve fibers often caused by gun shots and central cord damage. Severe spinal cord injury leads to paralysis; one is unable to control body muscles and movement and the loss of reflex and sensation function below the injured point. An injury to the spine can also lead to inability to control the bladder and bowel.
At Caruso Law Offices, a personal injury law firm in Albuquerque, they fully understand that the goal of any victim after such a trauma is to get medical help and have the bills covered so that they do not suffer financially. Most insurance companies are out there to make money and they will do whatever it takes to make profit even if it is at the expense of the victim. This explains why one should always hire an injury lawyer. Their experienced attorneys will examine your situation and explain to you all the available options. They will also negotiate with the insurance company and any other party involved to ensure that you get maximum compensation and all your needs are handled appropriately and quickly.