One of the most severe injuries sustained is injury to the spinal cord, and not just in terms of financial impact, but also in terms of physical and emotional impact on both the victim and their loved ones. However, even if we look at the financial impact alone, we are already looking at a total of roughly $2.67 billion dollars in Canada.Because of this, the vast majority of victims who sustained their injuries as the result of somebody else’s negligence, choose to pursue a lawsuit in order to seek compensation from the party legally held liable.
Utility of Spinal Cord
The reason why spinal cord injuries have such an impact on victims is that they performed such huge tasks, and even smaller injuries to it can have huge impacts on even your most basic of functions.Factually speaking, the spinal cord reaches from the base of your brain all the way down to your buttocks, which means it spans the length of about forty-five to sixty-four centimeters. In order to provide stability and protection, your spinal cord runs through the spinal column which is made up of individual vertebrae.
Additionally, while we are talking about the spinal cord which makes it sound as one singular entity, that is not what it is, as if often the case with science. On a more individual level, we are looking at a bundle of nerves which come together to form the spinal cord, which holds the purpose of transmitting signals through nerve fibers.The transmitted signals are fired off by the brain and are directed at your organs, and muscles, and all other individual parts which make up your body and control every single one of your movements and bodily functions, such as:
• Movement- both involuntary and voluntary
Damage to the spinal column can quickly mean injury to the encased spinal cord, which in turn can damage nerves and lead to a loss of signal transmission from a certain point onward. This can mean the loss of basic and essential bodily functions, like movement in the legs, or even from the mid back or neck downwards. What started as a spinal column injury can then quickly leave you paralyzed.
Depending on the exact location of the injury, effects such as numbness or immobility can be long-term or short-term. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident recently due to someone else being careless, you may be able to obtain compensation for your financial losses and your pain as well as your suffering. You have experienced personal injury lawyer in Collingwood will ensure that you are compensated for your injuries and related disability.