Significant scientific and medical research continues to be devoted to finding a viable treatment and/or cure for spinal cord injuries, particularly those that result in permanent paralysis. Regardless, spinal cord injuries remain one of the most costly types of Georgia personal injury to treat on a long-term basis. This is why victims may benefit from the help of a Georgia personal injury lawyer when seeking compensation to help with these costs.  

Treatment Options for Spinal Cord Injuries 

Each type of spinal cord injury may require a different course of treatment depending on the severity of the injury. While there is no cure for spinal cord injuries, there are treatment options available that may assist with recovery. In cases where spinal cord injuries are a result of bruised soft tissues, the swelling often will subside on its own.

However, for more severe injuries, rehabilitation is often necessary in order to ensure a safe recovery. Regular physical therapy can also help to restore some range-of-motion and strengthen nerve cells.

Some spinal cord injury victims benefit from specific courses of prescription medication.
Methylprednisolone is a drug that is known to help suppress inflammation if taken within 8 hours of the injury. Again, this is why it is so critical that a Georgia accident victim receives medical care immediately after an accident.

Life After a Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury, particularly one that results in paralysis, is likely to mean a lifetime of high medical costs
, in addition to the costs of potential lost wages, retro-fitting a home and vehicle to be accessible and other associated expenses. In addition to the financial burden, you and your loved ones will be faced with the emotional impact of having to adjust to a new way of life. While no monetary award can undo the pain and anguish you feel, a Georgia personal injury claim may help you to address the economical aspects of your injury.

Despite these hardships faced by spinal cord injury victims and their families, you can continue to lead a happy and full life. Modern medicine and societal advancements have provided for greater opportunities for those with physical limitations. With your financial concerns addressed by a Georgia personal injury settlement, you may have the chance to focus on adapting to your new life.

Contacting a Georgia Personal Injury Lawyer

If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a traffic accident or any other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation to which you may be entitled, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no cost consultation.