Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are among the most severe types of injuries anyone can suffer. A spinal cord injury can be devastating because of the physical and emotional pain and suffering that occurs. There are many types of spinal cord injuries including:

  • Spinal fractures
  • Broken back
  • Herniated disc
  • Paralysis
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Paraplegia or quadriplegia
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Loss of bladder / sexual function

Spinal cord injuries result in major life changes and ongoing medical and physical treatment for years to come. There are more than 10,000 spinal cord injuries that occur each year in the United States. Many of these injuries are the result of negligent actions and could have been prevented. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury you should talk to an attorney immediately. Your lawyer will determine if your injury was the result of negligent actions of another. If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Often the compensation if for the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Future medical and rehabilitation costs

Your attorney will work to recover the damages that you deserve. The attorney will prove that the injury was caused by negligence, malpractice, or because of a failure to act. Many personal injury cases are settled before going to court. You need an attorney who is experienced at negotiations as well as trials in order to protect your rights and get you the compensation you need.