Paralysis is a Nightmare that Becomes Reality for Many Iowa Accident Victims

There are many types of injuries that you or a loved one can suffer from an Iowa car accident. Some are worse than others.

A spinal cord injury is a major risk of a vehicle accident. In fact, car crashes account for nearly 40 percent of all new spinal cord injury cases. Unfortunately, spinal cord damage can lead to lifelong paralysis.

Paralysis involves the loss of movement and sensation and occurs when the spinal cord becomes injured. Your spinal cord runs downward from the base of your brain to the area just above your waist and consists of nerve cells and groups of nerve tracts. These nerve tracts extend from your spinal cord and travel throughout your body. They are responsible for carrying commands from your brain to the rest of your body. This is what allows your brain to tell your body to move. It is also responsible for feeling sensations such as heat, cold, pain and pressure.

When the spinal cord becomes injured, the damage can permanently prevent the nerve tracts from carrying out those commands from your brain. You can become paralyzed and unable to move and feel sensations.

Not only can the physical damage be permanent, but the financial problems can be irreparable, as well. It can leave you and your family concerned over how medical expenses and household bills will be paid.

If you have suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident caused by a negligent driver, you should contact an experienced Cedar Rapids injury attorney at Brady Preston Gronlund PC, at 319-866-9277. We will review your case, free of charge, to determine your best options.