Spinal Cord Injury
A spinal cord injury occurs when there is a blow that fractures or dislocates the bones disks that run along the spine. Traumatic spinal cord injuries can have an instant, life changing affect on the body. Depending on the location and severity, a spinal cord injury can either cause full body paralysis or impact the lower part of the body and legs.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your losses. Please contact us today to speak with an experienced spinal cord injury lawyer who will evaluate the injury and fight to ensure you recover compensation from the responsible parties.
Leading Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Each year, more than 11,000 Americans suffer a traumatic spinal cord injury. While there are several causes of spinal cord injuries, some of the most common include:
- Auto, trucking accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Sports injuries
- Construction accidents
- Physical violence
Recovering Compensation for Spinal Cord Injuries
Individuals who have suffered spinal cord injuries may be eligible to recover compensation for their physical, emotional and financial losses, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages and ability to work
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Long-term treatment programs and necessary equipment if the patient becomes paralyzed or permanently disabled
- Lost ability to participate in normal, everyday activities and social events
How a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Can Help
One of the most important aspects to recovering compensation for damages incurred by a spinal cord injury is determining who is responsible for the injury. In some cases, for example, more than one person may be responsible.
An experienced lawyer will be able to thoroughly evaluate the case and determine if the injury was caused by another party’s negligence, recklessness or intentional harm. Once liability is determined, a skilled personal injury lawyer will fight aggressively to ensure all responsible parties are held accountable for their actions.
Get Legal Help Today
If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic spinal cord injury as the result of another’ negligence or wrongdoing, the attorneys at Piet & Wright can help. Please contact us today to schedule a private evaluation of your case.