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Fresno Based Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

If you have suffered a spinal cord injury you might be eligible to receive financial compensation for your injuries.  Call our injury lawyers today to learn more about the possibility of compensation.


The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves and tissues enclosed in the spine. These nerves send sensory, motor, and reflex messages from the brain to different parts of the body. The transmission of these messages enables movement and feeling of your limbs. A traumatic injury to the spine disrupts these messages and ultimately alters the ability of the brain to communicate with the rest of your body. A spinal cord injury occurs when there is direct trauma to the nerves or indirect damage to the bones, soft tissues, and vessels surrounding the cord. The higher an injury is on the spinal cord, the greater the chance of paralysis and dysfunction.

Cervical Spinal Cord Injury: Trauma at the Neck Level (Quadriplegia) 

The spinal column is made up of thin, delicate bones called the cervical vertebrae that support the head and provide mobility to the head and neck. If the spinal cord gets pinched or damaged at this location, the injury can result in quadriplegia or paralysis from the neck down.


Thoracic Spinal Cord Injury: Trauma at the Chest Level (Paraplegia)

The thoracic spine is located in the middle of the spine between the cerebral and lumbar vertebrae. It is responsible for keeping the body upright and provides protection to the organs inside the chest — the heart and lungs. Trauma to the thoracic spine can result in paraplegia or loss of feeling and movement from the mid-chest down through the legs.


Lumbar Spinal Cord Injury: Trauma to the Lower Back

The lumbar spine is located in the lower back region. Injuries to the lumbar spine include fractures of the spine or disc herniation.

Spinal fusion surgery is sometimes required in order to take pressure off the nerves and provide stability. This entails screws and rods to hold the spine together and inserting bone grafts to help bones heal.

Potential Long-Term Effects of Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Bed sores

  • Risk of blood clots

  • Increased risk for lung infections

  • Increased risk for bladder infections

  • Incontinence, loss of bowel control

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Sexual dysfunction, impotence


  • Workplace incidents

  • Slip and Falls

  • Diving accidents

  • Electric shock

  • Criminal Activity: Bullet or stab wounds

  • Sporting/Recreational Activities


  • CT scan or MRI of the spine

  • Myelogram (an X-ray of the spine after injecting dye)

  • Spine X-rays

  • Electromyography (EMG)

  • Nerve conduction studies


  • Medications  

  • Surgery

    • Realigning spinal bones/vertebrae

    • Remove tissue or fluid that is pressing on spinal cord

    • Remove bone fragments, disk fragments

    • Spinal fusion

  • Physical Therapy

  • Rehabilitation

Do You Need an Attorney in Fresno for a Spinal Cord Injury?

Get Help Today:  Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

If you or someone you know has suffered a burn injury, call Fresno Personal Injury Lawyer Carl L. Brown today for a Free consultation. We are ready to help you and your family obtain the compensation and peace of mind you deserve.

We look forward to receiving your call and helping you through this challenging process.

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