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After A Spinal Cord Injury

Last updated on December 4, 2023

Often, spinal cord trauma may result from a car accident or motorcycle accident. However, damage to the spine during surgery can also lead to a spinal cord injury. At the West Hartford law office of Weinstein & Wisser, P.C., we represent people throughout Connecticut who have been harmed through catastrophic auto accidents or through medical negligence. We put more than 35 years of legal experience and knowledge into your case.

Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries

A spinal cord injury occurs when there is severe damage to the spinal column. Due to the sensitivity of the spinal cord, even minor trauma can cause a permanent, disabling injury. When the spinal cord is pinched, bruised, severed or otherwise damaged, the nerve connection between the brain and certain parts of the body are lost. As a result, the individual may lose movement and/or sensation in the arms, legs, torso and other areas depending on the level of the injury.

  • Quadriplegia: Quadriplegia is a severe spinal cord injury characterized by lost movement in both the upper and lower extremities. Quadriplegia is frequently the result of a neck injury or upper back injury during a car accident or other traumatic accident.
  • Paraplegia: Paraplegia is a spinal cord injury characterized by lost function and/or sensation in the low torso and lower extremities. As with quadriplegia, paraplegia can result from a motor vehicle accident, surgical mishap or other catastrophic accident.

Our Connecticut injury attorney has a clear understanding of the medial, emotional and financial impact of a spinal cord injury. You may need extensive medical treatment during the months following the auto accident or medical error. You may also need physical therapy, occupational therapy and other specialty treatment far into the future.

Our law firm investigates the events that led to the spinal cord injury. When negligence is involved, our skilled trial lawyers will pursue a claim to recover full compensation on our client’s behalf. Contact our law firm to speak with an attorney about your case.

Call For A Free Case Evaluation

If you have a spinal cord injury or became paralyzed in an accident, contact the lawyers at Weinstein & Wisser, P.C., for a free case evaluation. Call our West Hartford office at 860-881-2732 or send an online message.