Spinal cord injuries can be debilitating and often have a severe impact on the victim’s livelihood. In some situations, a spinal injury can render an individual paralyzed for life.

Spinal injuries can occur in countless ways, but if yours was due to an accident or someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a claim for certain damages. At the Churdar Law Firm, we specialize in helping people who suffered injuries due to another company or person’s negligence, and we handle serious spine injury cases regularly.

If you are suffering from spine injuries caused by another individual, contact us today at 864-233-0203. Doug Churdar is an experienced Greenville personal-injury lawyer with more than 30 years of trial experience. He can evaluate your case and determine if you may have a valid claim for medical bills, lost wages or pain and suffering.

Here are two frequently asked questions regarding spinal injuries:

What constitutes a spinal injury?

According to Medscape, a spinal cord injury is an injury to the cord that causes a change in its regular functioning. The spinal cord is essentially a grouping of nerves located in a column otherwise known as the backbone, and it is responsible for transmitting messages from the brain to the rest of the body. A spinal cord injury can have a permanent or temporary impact on the body’s functions, and it may cause partial or total loss of sensation or motor control.

The spinal cord regulates a variety of important bodily functions, including temperature, bladder control and breathing, and people who suffer serious spinal injuries may never regain control of these. As a result, victims of spinal cord injuries often have extensive medical bills to pay off and require regular care and treatment that can cost a significant amount.

What causes spinal injuries?

Most serious spinal injuries are due to a sudden or dramatic injury to the spine or spinal region. There are many circumstances that can cause these injuries, but the most common include car accidents, sporting activities, violence and serious falls, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center. It is also possible that a doctor can cause spinal injuries during surgery, and under certain circumstances, a patient may be able to file a medical malpractice suit against the doctor in question.

If you are suffering from the impact of a serious spine injury and you believe it was caused by another individual’s negligence, you could benefit from contacting the Churdar Law Firm. We have achieved successful outcomes in a wide range of personal-injury cases, including car, truck and motorcycle accidents, and we may be able to file a claim for compensation on your behalf.

If successful, you may receive compensation for your medical bills and lost wages, and it could mean you can get the medical treatment and care you deserve. To speak to a Greenville accident attorney about your specific case, call us today at 864-233-0203.