One of the most physically and emotionally traumatic experiences a person could suffer is a rollover accident. When a vehicle flips, any part of a victim’s body could be seriously injured. And spinal injuries can have a long-term or even permanent effect on a victim’s life.

The most devastating aspect of a spinal injury is the fact that the spine works to convey signals from the brain to the rest of the body. These signals control body movements and functions. Different parts of the spine communicate with various areas of the body.

There are two general categories of spinal cord injuries; complete and incomplete. When a person suffers a complete spinal cord injury, he or she will have a total absence of sensory or motor function below the site of the injury.

If the injury is incomplete, the spinal cord will still have some capability to convey messages to the brain or out to the body. This means that the injured person may have some ability to move or have sensations in parts of the body below the injury.

But both complete and incomplete spinal injuries are extremely serious. If you or someone in your family has been injured in a rollover accident and will require long-term care, it is important to consider all of your compensation options.

If the accident was due to the negligence of another motorist, you may have the basis for a civil lawsuit. Or you may need to get your recompense in the form of an insurance settlement. In either case, a California personal injury attorney could help you pursue a settlement to meet your needs.