As with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries can be difficult to communicate to a jury. I have represented clients who have had catastrophic spinal cord injuries such as paraplegia. In those cases, it is easy for the jury to recognize the severity of the injury suffered.
It is more difficult for a jury to appreciate the severity of a spinal cord injury that is not so apparent—for example a spinal cord bruise injury that leaves a person with reduced function in the arms or legs. A lawyer who is experienced in spinal cord injury cases can communicate the severity of an injury that is not obvious, upon first glance, to the jury. Even a minor spinal cord injury can have devastating effects such as loss of motor function or loss of sensation. A spinal cord injury lawyer is comfortable with the medical evidence in these cases and is capable of explaining to the jury the effects that this injury will leave with the injured person.
If you know someone who has had a spinal cord injury caused by the negligence of another person, please contact me because I would love to help.