If you suspect you have a spinal cord injury, the best course of action is to seek medical attention. Spinal cord injuries can either be called complete or incomplete. This refers to whether or not the injury completely severs the neurological connection between the extremities of the body and the brain.
For example, a knife wound that severs the spinal cord is a completely injury while a fall that damages the spinal cord may be incomplete. The symptoms of a spinal cord injury are loss of sensation or movement in your arms or legs, loss of bladder control, pain in your spinal cord, difficulty breathing, or a neck or back twisted in an unnatural way.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you must seek medical attention because moving with a spinal cord injury can make the injury much worse. A medical team will need to stabilize your injury with either immobility or, in some cases, surgery, to prevent further damage.
An experienced personal injury attorney can provide more information about your rights after a spinal cord injury.