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Swift action after a spinal cord injury might preserve evidence

Being involved in an accident is scary, but when the accident causes a spinal injury, scary is only the beginning. Spinal cord injuries can be very serious because they can lead to paralysis. Whether this paralysis is partial or full, the effect changes the victim's life. It also affects the victim's family.

On top of having to deal with learning how to deal with the new paralysis, victims possibly have to deal with skyrocketing medical costs as they get the care they need to manage the injury effects. From doctor appointments and medication to rehabilitation and testing, the costs of a spinal injury add up quickly.

Those who have been involved in an injury that damaged their back may have suffered from a spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injuries differ from simple back injuries because spinal cord injuries damage the nerves that run from the brain to the body.

Not only are effects like immobile limbs possible, a spinal cord injury can also cause bodily functions to act abnormally. In extreme cases, breathing or digestion might be affected by a spinal cord injury. Thinking of all these effects, it becomes evident that the spinal cord injury affects the entire life of the victim. Being able to enjoy life is often diminished, and that can affect other family members.

Anyone who has suffered a spinal cord injury from any of the causes on our website should know that taking swift legal action is vital to ensure that evidence from the accident is accessible and unaltered. The laws in Ohio surrounding spinal cord injuries can be rather complex, so properly interpreting them is a vital component when presenting a case for compensation.

Source: The Donahey Law Firm, LLC, "Ohio Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers" Aug. 25, 2014

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