Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
Your backbone contains your central nervous system, which allows you to move, feel sensory functions, and regulate bodily functions. Your spine is integral to daily activities; however, there are an estimated 17,500 new spinal cord injury cases each year. Experienced spinal cord injury lawyers know firsthand how drastically these injuries can affect your life. Our catastrophic injury attorneys are ready to hear your case and advise you on your next course of action as you adapt after a life-changing accident.
What is a Spinal Cord Injury?
Mayo Clinic defines the injury as, “damage to any part of the spinal cord nerves at the end of the spinal canal.” These injuries impact your strength, sensation and body functions below the site of the injury. There are different ranges of spinal cord injuries depending on how badly you were hurt.
One of the worst symptoms of spinal cord damage is paralysis. The following types of paralysis include:
Anytime you have symptoms of this harm, you should seek medical attention immediately before consulting with a spinal cord injury lawyer.
How Does a Spine Damage Happen?
There is an estimated 282,000 people who have a spinal cord injury in the United States, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center. A spine injury is an unexpected accident that changes the rest of your life. Car accidents, medical malpractice or defective products are just a few causes contributing to the massive amount of spine injuries each year.
Negligence in Spinal Cord Damage Cases
People put a lot of trust into the healthcare professionals they go to. You expect that your doctor will provide the best possible care to any of your health issues. However, physician or medical negligence occurs in the forms of medical mistakes and errors.
Imagine you go to the hospital for spine surgery. Your surgeon accidentally nicks the wrong part of your spine with a scalpel and causes damage to your nerves. Then, the doctor doesn’t notice or chooses to overlook their error. This malpractice leads to you now being paralyzed. Other forms of medical malpractice that could cause spinal cord damage include:
How Do I Prove Malpractice for a Spine Injury?
In order to prove your healthcare provider was negligent, you must be able to show:
It is important that you hire an experienced medical malpractice lawyer in the area who handles spinal cord injuries and can do the following:
Car Wrecks Causing Spine Damage
Imagine you are driving home from work after a long day. You stop at a stoplight until the light flashes green and you start accelerating. Out of nowhere another car runs a red light and crashes into your vehicle. You survive the accident, however, the crash permanently injured your spine.
This is an unfortunate situation that happens too often. Car, truck, as well as bicycle accidents, are caused by distracted driving, driving under the influence, driving a defective vehicle, speeding, and fatigue. Negligent drivers who cause accidents and spinal cord injuries should be held accountable. Spinal injury attorneys have experience in handling claims.
Receiving Compensation for Damages
The experienced attorneys at Tittle & Perlmuter are dedicated to fighting for the justice and compensation that our clients deserve following an injury to the spine. When you suffer from a spinal cord injury, it affects your ability to work. Paying the bills for your medical care is distressing without the same work capability you had before your injury. If you hold the negligent party accountable for your injury, then you can receive compensation for the damages you incurred in the form of:
Hire a Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one was in an accident that resulted in spinal damage, contact our spinal cord injury lawyers today. Call our office or fill out an online contact form for a free case evaluation. We are available on weeknights and weekends, and we can come to you. DO NOT WAIT to act! From the very moment you first pick up the phone and call us, we will guide you through the entire process with care and compassion, while we do everything in our power to earn you the maximum financial compensation you are entitled to. There is NO FEE until after we WIN, so you have nothing more to lose and so much more to gain by calling us now!