St. Louis and Missouri Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

Spinal cord injuries can cause permanent paralysis in the limbs or throughout the entire body. Depending on the area of the injury, people who suffer spinal cord injuries may not be able to walk, use their arms, or even breathe without assistance. The loss of independence caused by spinal cord injuries can be devastating, as victims may lose their abilities to work or take care of themselves.

3 Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

There are three major types of spinal cord injuries:

  • Cervical
    The cervical region of the spine is located in the neck. Injuries to this area can affect the entire body and affect movement of limbs, breathing, heart rate regulation, and more.
  • Thoracic
    The thoracic region of the spine is in the torso. Injuries to this area often affect the legs, bowel/bladder, and abdominal muscles, while sparing the hands, arms, and breathing abilities.
  • Lumbar/Sacral
    The lumbar/sacral region of the spine is located in the pelvis. Injuries to this area can cause problems with bowel and bladder control and can impair sexual function, as well as cause weakness or paralysis in the hips and legs.

Spinal cord injuries are classified as complete or incomplete. People with complete injuries don’t usually regain much function, while people with incomplete injuries may recover some or all function over a period of time.

Get the Help You Deserve

As personal injury lawyers, we’re here to help injured victims like you or your loved one get the medical treatment and compensation they need. At Cofman Townsley, our legal team treats every client like family—not like a case number.

If you or your spouse, child, or other loved one has a spinal cord injury that was someone else’s fault, Cofman Townsley wants to help you get compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. Contact us at (888) 223-6225 or fill out a free initial consultation form. You’ll speak with an attorney who can answer your questions and keep you updated on the status of your claim.