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Spinal Cord Injuries Defined

Offering You Personalized Experience Since 1983

If you have experienced a spinal cord injury, you may feel as if every aspect of your life has been affected. When things such as your ability to perform everyday tasks, your ability to take care of yourself and your family are now impacted by your spinal cord injury, you need an Oceanside personal injury attorney who will go the distance to ensure that you receive the compensation that you need and deserve.

As the founder of the Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette, I have over 34 years of experience helping those who have suffered spinal cord injuries. I understand these injuries well and have an excellent grasp of the types of damages you are likely to incur as a result of your injuries.

My experience, coupled with my professional accomplishments such as the AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® are clear indicators of my dedication and competence in the field of personal injury, and I can help you too.

What is a spinal cord injury?

A spinal cord injury is damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal, such an injury often causes permanent changes in a person's strength, sensation and other bodily functions below the injury site.

Spinal cord injuries are separated into two categories:

  • Complete: If nearly all sensation and all ability to control movement are lost below the spinal cord injury, the injury is called complete.
  • Incomplete: If you still have some motor or sensory function below the injury, the injury is called incomplete.

Spinal cord injuries can cause:

  • Loss of movement
  • Loss of sensation
  • Inability to feel hot or cold
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Changes in sexual function
  • Intense stinging sensation
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia

Emergency signs of a spinal cord injury after an accident include extreme pressure in the back, head or neck; incoordination or paralysis in any part of the body; loss of sensation in the extremities; loss of bladder or bowel control; impaired breathing; or an oddly positioned or twisted neck or back.

If you experience any of the above signs after an accident, seek medical help immediately as these may be signs of a spinal cord injury.

Contact an Oceanside personal injury lawyer today!

Spinal cord injuries are catastrophic and may require extensive medical treatment and incur significant monetary losses in the upcoming years. For this reason, you need an injury attorney who will carefully evaluate your case and actively pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.

You do not have to go through this alone, let me take care of the legal aspect so you can focus on healing and recovery. Contact my office today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation!