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Spinal cord injuries are perhaps the most devastating to deal with. A spinal cord injury can completely change a person’s life, often resulting in paralysis. The many hardships this type of injury can result in – physical, emotional, and financial – take a serious toll.

A spinal cord injury can be the result of a number of accidents, such as:

  • A motor vehicle accident
  • Falling off a horse
  • Diving into a shallow pool
  • A gunshot injury
  • An injury from contact sports
  • Falling from a great height

You may be entitled to financial compensation if you are the victim of an automobile accident, criminal attack, or sporting injury that’s resulted in a spinal cord injury. Here at our firm of Russell & Hill, our team of expert attorneys is here to provide you with consultation regarding your case, and help you receive the fairest settlement possible from the party liable for your injury.

A spinal cord injury can impact your life in a number of ways. Often spinal cord injuries result in paralysis, which causes a drastic change in life. You don’t need to deal with the stress that medical bills and loss of wages bring on top of the emotional distress you and your loved ones must cope with as you adjust to this drastic life alteration. Our team of Auburn spinal cord injury attorneys offer compassion as you go through this trying time, and are here to offer our legal expertise to help ease some of your burden.

There are a number of ways that spinal cord injuries affect your life. These include:

  • Your Ability to Engage in Physical Activities

Activities such as running, biking, swimming, and even walking are often things we take for granted, but cannot be performed without mobilization. Sports such as tennis, softball, and golf suddenly become something you can no longer engage in. The lack of ability to engage in your former hobbies and physical activities you once enjoyed often leads to depression. If your spinal injury results in the loss of the ability to use your hands, you’ll no longer be able to engage in hobbies such as art, writing, photography, crafting, or model building. Basic everyday tasks such as bathing, dressing, feeding yourself, and using the bathroom become a challenge. The loss of your physical independence is the biggest life altering experience anyone can ever go through.

  • Your Employment

A spinal cord injury often results in the sudden inability to work, which means you suddenly find yourself thrust in a situation where you cannot make a living, feed, clothe yourself and your family, or keep a roof over your head. A certain degree of mobility and manual dexterity are required for most jobs. You may find yourself unemployable if you can no longer use your hands or legs.

  • Your Relationships

Suffering paralysis as the result of a spinal cord injury can put a huge strain on your relationship, as your romantic partner suddenly takes on the role of your caregiver. The loss of your physical independence often makes a severe impact on your self-esteem, which also takes a toll on any relationship.

Here at Russell & Hill, we realize that we can’t change the hardships you are experiencing as a direct result of your spinal cord injury, but we can do our part in navigating the legal system to help you receive financial compensation to relieve some of your heavy burdens. Contact our firm today for a free consultation.

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