Connecticut residents who are injured in motorcycle accidents may be facing the prospect of living with serious disabilities, either short-term or for the rest of their lives. Motorcycle accidents are notorious for the level of damage and harm that can be caused to the motorcyclist and any passengers, while the driver and passengers in the other vehicles involved are protected within the vehicle. Of all the different types of injuries that a motorcyclist in Connecticut can suffer, a spinal cord injury can be one of the most severe.
In fact, understanding the spinal cord injury and its effect on the individual is a key part of living with the injury. For instance, some of our readers may be under the impression that the spinal cord needs to be severed in order for a person to suffer paralysis. However, that isn’t necessarily true. A spinal cord that has been bruised or stretched can also cause serious disabilities.
And, in addition to the severity of the injury to the spinal cord, the location of the injury will play a huge role in the effects that the injured victim will experience. An injury high up on the spinal cord, closer to the neck and brain, could have a devastating impact on a person’s ability to function in day-to-day life.
Motorcycle accident victims who have suffered a spinal cord injury will likely face thousands – if not hundreds of thousands – of dollars’ worth of medical treatment and rehabilitation throughout their lives. For these individuals, the possibility of pursuing financial compensation from the party that caused the accident in the first place can be a crucial source of resources.