The spinal cord connects the brain with the central nervous system. Damage to the spinal cord can be devastating, causing life-altering changes to a person’s motor and speech/language abilities. Some spinal injuries cause chronic pain that may only be managed, not permanently relieved.

The leading causes of spinal injuries are accidents that are often preventable yet out of your control. If you have suffered spinal injury because of someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation for your expenses and irreparable damages. The personal injury attorneys at Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC can help you seek full compensation.

When a person behaves carelessly, whether on the road, at their place of business, or within the home, innocent people are often left feeling the effects. Careless actions can quickly lead to injuries, which can sometimes be severe.

Take spine injuries, for instance. A single spine injury can lead to lifelong disability, chronic pain, and the need for extended therapeutic treatments. When this occurs, it’s crucial that you hold the negligent party responsible for their actions, and Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC can help you do just that.

Spine Injuries: Causes, Effects, & Complications


Car accidents are a common cause of damage to the spinal cord. When a person drives recklessly, such as speeding or disobeying traffic signs, an accident is likely. Other people may drive while distracted, which impacts response time and steering ability. Driving while intoxicated by drugs or alcohol is equally dangerous.

In other cases, neglected property may cause serious slips and falls. Property owners are obligated by the law to keep safe premises that do not cause harm to others. When they’re derelict in their duties, whether that entails failing to fix a broken sidewalk or not having processes in place to clean up spills in a retail establishment, subsequent injuries can include damage to the spinal cord.

Serious spinal injuries can lead to full or partial paralysis depending on what part of the spine is damaged. Other effects and complications can also occur:

  • Respiratory dysfunction, including a collapsed lung and pneumonia
  • Nerve pain
  • Problems controlling bladder and bowels
  • Muscle spasms
  • Heart problems
  • Problems regulating body temperature
  • Deep vein thrombosis, or blood clots

How to Address Your Spinal Injury

Along with the physical pain and emotional suffering people with severe spinal injuries experience, there is also worries about finances. This is especially true when a person is faced with mounting medical bills with a compromised earning ability.

In Albuquerque, our personal injury attorneys at Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC are ready to go to bat for our clients who lost so much because of another person’s negligent actions. Not only can we help you pursue compensation, we can also help you hold the responsible party accountable. Please call 505.832.3411 today to schedule your free initial consultation.

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