If you recently suffered a high-cervical nerve (HCN) injury, then you almost certainly already know that your life may never be the same. While there are many kinds of spinal cord injuries, those inflicted on the HCNs generally produce the most serious, long-lasting damage.
If you have not already done so, please get proper, complete medical treatment as soon as possible — otherwise, your injuries may worsen and become completely irrecoverable. Once you receive professional medical care that fully addresses your injury, it is time to consult with an experienced attorney to identify any ways that your injury may qualify you to bring a personal injury suit against the responsible party.
Even if you are not sure that your injury justifies a person injury suit, you should not forego professional legal counsel. HCN injuries usually change a person’s entire life, and you may soon need all the help you can get to ensure that you have what you need.
HCN injuries affect nearly every area of your life
Medical professionals generally consider HCN injuries to be the most severe type of spinal cord injury, regularly entailing catastrophic harm to the victim.
After suffering an HCN injury, you may lose function in many parts of your body, including your legs, your trunk, you arms and your hands. Furthermore, it is possible that you may lose capacity or control in your breathing, or even find that is much more difficult to speak clearly.
It is also possible that you may not retain control of your bodily functions, which can mean that you need help to accomplish even basic tasks.
HCN injuries are very expensive
Even in a best case scenario, recovering from an HCN injury will be fairly expensive, entailing serious surgeries and significant physical therapy to regain any available use of your body. If any other party is conceivably responsible for your injury, you should certainly consult with an attorney to pursue fair compensation — otherwise, the medical costs alone might become unbearable.
Beyond the significant medical costs associated with your injury, there is a great likelihood that you will require ongoing assistance just to accomplish simple tasks, such as using a restroom, bathing, eating or clothing yourself. This does not even account for the effects that such an injury might have on your ability to earn an income.
Clearly, it is crucial to get every ounce of help you can, and to do so as soon as possible.
An experienced attorney can fight for your right to a good life
It is understandably difficult to come to terms with the ways your life may change after an HCN injury, but you should not endure this difficult season alone.
With professional guidance by an attorney who values fighting for the rights and needs of those who suffer extraordinary injury, you can rest assured that your rights remain secure while you pursue justice.