Whether you slip and fall or are injured in a car accident, spinal cord injuries can lead to chronic pain and numbness, and they can severely limit mobility. Read more to learn how spinal cord injury attorneys can help you get your life back after an injury.
Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys can get Justice for Your Injury
Spinal cord injury lawyers understand that these injuries can be devastating to a victim and his or her family. Serious damage to the spine can affect a victim’s ability to work and earn an income, as well as lead to chronic pain, health problems, and mobility issues for years after the injury occurred. In many cases, the damage is permanent and untreatable.
In addition to being familiar with the long-term issues that come from these injuries, spinal cord injury attorneys can explain your legal rights and options. Due to states’ statutes of limitations for filing claims, the need for paperwork and medical reports, and the victim’s need for compensation, legal experts recommended reaching out to an experienced spinal cord injury attorney as soon as possible after the injury occurs.
What Types of Injuries do Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys Fight for?
Many different types of accidents cause spinal cord damage. Men and women under age 65 suffer spinal cord damage most often in highway accidents. Falls most commonly cause these injuries when suffered by senior citizens. However, spinal injuries can occur in just about any situation, and these injuries can be long-lasting or even permanent.
Spinal cord injury attorneys often see spinal cord injury cases from causes like these:
- Falls due to dangerous or negligent conditions;
- Accidents involving dangerous or defective products;
- Motor vehicle collisions;
- Motorcycle collisions;
- Sports injuries/recreational accidents;
- Swimming/diving accidents;
- Medical malpractice incidents;
- Accidents involving unsafe property conditions;
- Physical assault;
- Workplace accidents including construction accidents; and
- Severe electric shock.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries vary a great deal, but they are always caused by trauma to the cells in the spinal cord or an injury or separation of the nerve tracts in the spinal cord.
Types of spinal cord injuries include these:
- Spinal cord bruising or contusion;
- Extreme pressure on the spinal cord causing compression;
- Injury to the corticospinal tracts, found in the section of the spinal cord nearest the cervix – this is called “central cord syndrome”; and
- Laceration of nerve fibers.
Damage to the spinal cord can cause paralysis, or loss of feeling or numbness in certain parts of the body. Even the most basic actions, such as breathing and bladder control, can be negatively impacted. Victims may feel severe pain, experience muscle spasms, and develop secondary problems such as bed sores and infections if mobility is seriously affected or the victim is bed-ridden.
If you or a loved one suffered spinal cord damage through no fault of your own, you deserve quality medical care and financial security. The expert team of spinal cord injury attorneys at Nemeroff Law can work with you through this difficult time to ensure you get the settlement you deserve. Call the Nemeroff Law Firm today to speak with an experienced spinal cord lawyer about your injury at (866)342-1929 and schedule a free consultation.