Spinal Cord Injury Claims
SANTA ROSA SERIOUS INJURY LAWYER HELPING YOU SEEK COMPENSATION
Injuries to the spinal cord are among the most serious types of injury someone can endure. A spinal cord injury can affect all parts of the victim’s life, from the ability to work to the ability to maintain a relationship with a spouse, and it will commonly leave the victim with staggering medical bills for emergency treatment and ongoing care.
If you or a loved one sustained a spinal cord injury due to the negligence of another party, contact an experienced serious injury lawyer who can protect your rights. At The Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman, our Santa Rosa personal injury attorneys help spinal cord injury victims obtain the compensation they need to make a meaningful difference in their lives, and we have been assisting people in your situation since 1957.
SPINAL CORD INJURIES: A CLOSER LOOK
Spinal cord injury can lead to partial paralysis or persistent nerve pain in some cases. More serious cases of spinal cord injury will leave the victim with paraplegia or quadriplegia, debilitating injuries which can make it impossible to earn a suitable income. This type of injury can also result in a shortened lifespan due to reduced organ function resulting from impairment in the nervous system.
Spinal cord injuries are particularly common in incidents where the victim’s body is subjected to extreme forces, as in cases of car accidents,motorcycle crashes and trucking collisions. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that motor vehicle accidents account for nearly half (46%) of all new case of SCI. The next most common cause of spinal cord injury was slip and fall accidents (22%), followed by acts of violence (16%) and sports accidents (12%).
Due to the important role the spinal cord plays in the function of the central nervous system, this injury can result in severe, long term health complications for the victim. The following are a few symptoms of spinal cord injury:
- Shooting pain down the arms or legs
- Loss of fine motor control
- Inability to sleep without extreme pain
- Hand tremors
The costs of caring for a spinal cord injury can be staggering. According to estimates from the CDC, an individual with this type of injury can expect to pay between $15,000 and $30,000 per year on average for medical care and between $500,000 and $3 million over the course of a lifetime. Add to these figures the amount of income that will be lost due to partial or total disability and you can see exactly how important it is to pursue fair financial compensation by filing a personal injury claim. Let us put our experience and dedication to results to work for you!