Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Injuries Cause Trauma in Life
Spinal cord injuries are serious emergencies that usually occur because of a blow to the vertebrae. Pieces of the vertebrae then rip into spinal tissue or put pressure on the nerves. Sometimes, the cord is severely damaged or even severed, which is likely to result in paralysis. These spinal cord injuries are known as incomplete and complete injuries, which refer to the extent of damage or paralysis. The more immediate the treatment, the better the long-term outlook.
In 2006, over 250,000 people nationwide suffered from a spinal cord injury. Most of the injuries occur to young adult males. Main causes of spinal cord injuries are motor vehicle accidents, falls, acts of violence and sporting activities.
Life After the Spinal Cord Injury
A significant number of all spinal cord injuries are “complete” or are injuries resulting in quadriplegia. Clearly, this means that life is forever changed for the injured person and their loved ones. Costs related to medical and long-term care needs dramatically increase.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident that results in a spinal cord injury, you must seek legal counsel immediately in order to protect your long-term financial and medical outlook.
The Law Concerning Spinal Cord Injuries
Bringing a law suit for a spinal cord injury is usually a suit based in negligence. The statute of limitations, which is the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit for the wrong, is two years from the date of injury.
Chad Pinkerton is experienced in handling spinal cord injury cases, and is trained to use his skill and experience to fight for you and your loved one’s rights – and to hold the right people responsible for the injury and losses. Chad’s medical training coupled with his legal expertise and experience make him the right representative to have on your side.
Money Damages from Spinal Cord Injuries
Recovery of money can include present and future medical bills and, depending on the facts of the situation, mental pain and suffering damages, lost past and future wages, permanent impairment/disfigurement, punitive damages, wrongful death damages and loss of enjoyment of life.