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Spinal injuries are often life-altering. Damage to the spinal cord can result in loss of function and sensation below the level of the injury. If you have suffered a spinal injury through someone else’s negligence, contact The Janda Law Firm to speak with our Las Vegas spinal cord injury lawyer today. We have the knowledge, skills, and resources to pursue the maximum compensation available under the law.

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  • Founding lawyer Paul Janda is the first and only neurologist-attorney in the state of Nevada. He is actively involved in a number of neurology research studies and serves on several medical advisory boards.
  • Our medical background gives us a deep understanding of complex medical evidence and how trauma affects the spinal cord.
  • We prepare our cases thoroughly, devising comprehensive legal strategies aimed at securing the compensation you deserve. We understand the tactics employed by defense experts and know how to counter them in court or in settlement negotiations.
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What Determines The Severity Of A Spinal Cord Injury?

In cases of spinal cord injury, the lowest normal part of the spinal cord is called the neurological level of the injury. Severity of the injury is called “completeness” and may be classified in one of the two following categories:

  • Incomplete injury: This involves some sensory or motor function below the level of the injury. There are varying degrees of incomplete spinal cord injury.
  • Complete injury: If all sensation and ability to control movement are lost below the level of the injury, it is called complete.

Types of Paralysis Caused by Spinal Cord Injuries

Depending on what part of the spinal cord was injured, paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury falls into one of two different categories:

  • Tetraplegia: Also known as quadriplegia, this type of paralysis results from injury to the spinal cord in the cervical (neck) region. Paralysis affects the arms, hands, trunk, legs, and pelvic organs.
  • Paraplegia: Paralysis in paraplegia affects the legs and pelvic organs and all or part of the trunk. It results from spinal cord injuries in the thoracic (between the neck and the abdomen) or lumbar (lower back) areas.

What Are The Most Common Causes Of Spinal Cord Injuries?

Spinal cord injuries can result from damage to the spinal cord itself, or to vertebrae, discs, or ligaments of the spinal column. As stated by the Mayo Clinic, the most common causes of spinal cord injury in the U.S. are:

  • Motor vehicle accidents: Automobile accidents and motorcycle wrecks are the leading cause of spinal cord injury. Traffic crashes account for almost half of new spinal cord injuries every year.
  • Falls: Most spinal cord injuries in people age 65 or older are caused by falls. Among all age groups, falls cause more than 15 percent of all spinal cord injuries.
  • Acts of violence: Approximately 12 percent of spinal cord injuries are caused by acts of violence, involving knife and gunshot wounds in many cases.
  • Sports and recreation: Impact sports, diving in shallow water, and other athletic activities cause approximately 10 percent of spinal cord injuries.

Contact The Janda Law Firm Today For A Free Spinal Cord Injury Consultation

Spinal cord injuries often lead to life-altering consequences. To cover your past and future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning potential, pain and suffering, and other damages, you will need to pursue the maximum recovery possible. Contact The Janda Law Firm as soon as possible to speak with our spinal cord injury lawyer who understands the complex medical and legal issues associated with spinal injury claims.