Spinal cord injuries can be life-altering. A spinal cord injury requires your full attention to treat and live with, which can take focus away from a potential lawsuit. If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of negligence, medical malpractice, violence, or other circumstances out of your control, you have legal options at your disposal. Get in touch with a skilled catastrophic injury lawyer to find out about regaining control of your finances and your well-being.
A spinal cord injury involves damage to the spinal cord resulting from trauma or disease and can lead to pain, malfunctioning of bodily organs, and a loss of sensation and mobility in parts of the body below the place of injury. The injuries may be characterized as complete or incomplete, depending on the degree of signal disruption between the brain and the rest of the body. An injury to the central region of the spinal cord may cause immobility of the arms and legs (quadriplegia), and an injury to the lower spinal cord may cause immobility of the legs only (paraplegia).
Accidents occur everyday and many different situations can cause a spinal injury. The most common causes of a spinal injury occur due to:
Additionally, many spinal injuries occur due to occupational hazards. Someone in Sandusky who suspects that their activities at work contributed to such an injury could gain more information about compensation for damages they might receive, and how to file the proper claim, by contacting a spinal cord injury attorney.
Ohio law imposes various limitations on the liability of certain parties for injury. For example, the owner of real property may not be found liable for death, injury, or loss to a trespasser after using reasonable force to prevent entry. Similarly, someone working in the firearms industry may not be found liable for an injury involving a firearm.
Under Ohio Revised Statutes §2305.10, injured individuals must abide by the statute of limitations. Those who have been injured due to the actions of others must file a claim within two years after the injury occurs. If the claim is not filed within the designated deadline, they may be ineligible to recover compensation for damages regardless of the severity of the injuries.
Many lawsuits arising from bodily injury must prove that an accident resulted from negligence. The components of a negligence claim include duty, breach, causation, and damages. A plaintiff must show they were owed a duty of care, the duty was breached, the breach caused the plaintiff’s injury, and the plaintiff sustained actual harm or injury.
If you received a spinal cord injury that was not entirely your fault, you should speak with an attorney about the causes of your injury and the losses you have suffered. Reach out to a Sandusky spinal cord injury lawyer at Tittle & Perlmuter to see what they can do to help you make a financial recovery.