Motorcycle Accident Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Trauma from a motorcycle accident can disrupt the fragile neurological system that controls your bodily activities. Any accident that injures your neck, back or spine can change your life in an instant and result in the need for life-long medical care and assistance.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury or neck injury in motorcycle accident, it’s important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. At The Reinecke Law Firm, attorney Tom Reinecke can help you make the fullest possible physical and financial recovery. With offices in Santa Ana, San Diego and Los Angeles, we represent motorcycle accident victims throughout Southern California.
Tom Reinecke literally “wrote the book” on motorcycle accidents and has represented bike injury victims for more than 20 years. Contact The Reinecke Law Firm today to talk to the 2010 California Motorcycle Accident Lawyer of the Year.
Neck and Back Injuries After Motorcycle Crashes
Many motorcycle accident victims who are in their 50s or older initially complain of neck or lower back pain. Only after being referred to a specialist, such as an orthopedic surgeon or neurologist, is it determined that they have a serious spinal cord injury, disc herniation or disc bulge. This is because it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between a soft-tissue neck or back injury, which causes spasms and pain to the cervical, thoracic or lumbar region, and a more serious spinal cord injury (SCI).
Pain symptoms from a cervical, thoracic or lumbar disc injury may include:
- Pain that is constant but can vary depending on activity, radiating down the extremities and feeling like hot water
- Numbness or tingling to the hands, feet, fingers or toes
Normally the victim feels a radiating pain predominately on one side of the body, but it can also be bilateral. Seek a doctor’s help immediately if you have any of these symptoms.
Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis
Spinal cord injury suffered in a motorcycle accident can sometimes lead to permanent paralysis. The degree of paralysis often depends on the region of the spine that is injured:
- Quadriplegia: If the spinal cord is damaged in the neck area, all four limbs will be paralyzed
- Paraplegia: If the spinal cord is damaged below the area of the neck, both legs and the abdomen will be paralyzed to some degree
Anyone who suffers paralysis from a spinal cord injury will need significant long-term medical care and assistance. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve to get the medical care you need.
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