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Could you suffer a spinal cord injury in a motorcycle accident?

On Behalf of | Oct 22, 2015 | Motorcycle Accidents

When a Georgia resident is involved in a motorcycle accident, a wide range of injuries could be part of the ultimate result. Neck and head injuries are common, as are broken bones. But, perhaps the most catastrophic injuries that occur in motorcycle accidents are spinal cord injuries.

Most injured motorcyclists will have a long road to recovery, regardless of their particular injury. However, full recovery from a spinal cord injury may not even be possible. Damage to any part of a person’s spinal cord could result in irreversible damage, including damage to nerve function, which in turn could result in muscle, sensation and movement problems.

Of course, the gravest concern for a person who suffers a spinal cord injury in a motorcycle accident is paralysis of any kind. Total paralysis could leave the injured motorcyclist unable to control bodily functions below the site of the injury. Or, even partial paralysis could leave the person permanently limited in terms of movement in some part of the body, which could result in a long-term inability to function independently.

In short, suffering a spinal cord injury in a motorcycle accident can be life-altering, and the expenses involved in the medical treatment and rehabilitation in the aftermath of the accident can be astronomical. When the motorcycle accident was caused due to another party’s reckless or negligent conduct, a personal injury lawsuit could help the injured victim recover financial compensation to help offset some of the costs. In many cases, this type of financial recovery is absolutely essential to the injured victim’s ability to move forward toward achieving an independent life again.

Source: Mayo Clinic, “Spinal cord injury,” Accessed Oct. 17, 2015

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