<![CDATA[There are times when someone involved in an accident gets a spinal cord injury. The type of injury can result in the need for ongoing medical treatment, paralysis, surgery and more. And, when the spinal cord injury is a result of an accident which is no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation to help cover the literal and emotional costs associated with the accident and injury. Spinal cord injuries include damage to ligaments, vertebrae, disks, and/or the spinal cord itself. Sudden blows to your spine such as traumatic car accidents, equipment failure, or even assault, birth injuries or falls, can fracture, crush, compress or otherwise damage your spine. Left unaddressed or mishandled, further damage can be caused. Examples of Spinal Cord Symptoms The severity and location of the spinal injury have a direct impact on the intensity of the symptoms. Some spinal cord injuries can cause numbness, tingling or lack of motor function. Other injuries can result in quadriplegia or paraplegia, or paralysis of parts of your body, including organs. Difficulty breathing, painful nerve sensations, spasms, loss of bowel/bladder control and even changes in sexual function are symptoms those with a spinal cord injury could experience. All these symptoms result in a lower quality of life for the sufferer. Types of Spinal Cord Injuries These are just some examples of spinal cord injuries. A doctor should be seen to determine if you have this type of injury, its location, severity and recovery options are required.