Alablama Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
Spinal Injury and Spinal Injury Lawsuits
Paralysis and Other Spinal Cord InjuriesSpinal cord injuries can be one of the most serious types of life changing injuries caused by accidents, negligence or intentional wrongdoing. Spinal injuries can be life-threatening as well as drastically alter the quality of one's life. After a spinal injury or accident , the victim may require costly rehabilitation services, intensive medical care, or expensive medical equipment in order to regain the ability to function and even perform normal, activities of daily living. When full bodily function cannot be regained, spinal injury victims may experience a loss of income and have to pay for assistive devices and medical supplies like wheelchairs, prescription medications as well as in-home healthcare to get the best quality of life possible for the victim.
When Considering the level of life changing impact that a spinal injury of this kind may have on a victim and his or her family members, it is important to consult an experienced personal injury lawyer who is experienced in the handling of spinal injury cases as soon as it is possible to do so. You may have only a limited time period from the spinal incident to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. Taking legal action immediately can help to preserve your right to just compensation.
Spine Injuries: Causes and Effects:A spine injury can be caused by an auto accident, slip and fall, tripping accident or assault. The spine itself may sustain a blow, or the back may twist or be pulled in an unnatural way. In either case,the vertebrae and/or spinal cord may be stretched,permanently damaged or severed completely. The spinal cord is part of the central nervous system and has the task of carrying information and commands to and from the brain and the rest of the body. Any spinal area injury to this sensitive area can impair motor control and sensation, leading to severe life changing consequences such as paraplegia (paralysis of the legs and lower torso) or quadriplegia (paralysis of the legs, arms and torso).
The spinal cord area has four regions, these regions are known as the cervical, the thoracic, the lumbar and sacral regions. Injuries that occur higher on the spinal cord (in the cervical or thoracic areas) can often result in the most severe debilitatingeffects because they can impact a larger region of the body. Depending on the location and extent of the spinal damage, a victim may suffer from partial or total paralysis which cab affect part or all of the body.
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When you file a personal injury lawsuit for a spinal cord injury, you may be able to recover for several different types of personal losses. This can include loss of wages, a loss of earning capacity, past as well as future related medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, the inability to maintain intimate relations with a spouse, the cost of making needed alterations to your home to accommodate your injuries (such as adding a wheelchair ramp or lift) ,costs of wheelchairs and other assistive devices designed to help you with day to day mobility. The success of your spinal cord injury claim may depend on certain personal medical records, eye witness statements from people who witnessed your accident, police reports as well as expert witness testimony. It very important that you have an experienced personal injury attorney to represent you in spinal injury relatedcases. The case evidence and the manner in which it is presented may directly influence your ability to secure a fair settlement or win a verdict in court.
At McCutcheon and Hamner Personal Injury Attorneys, we will discuss your spinal injury case with you and determine how to proceed with your personal injury claim. Our experienced spinal region injury attorneys can review your medical records and other evidence and develop a plan of action for negotiating a settlement or going to trial with your case. Contact us today to ensure that you don't miss out on the opportunity to have your case reviewed byour team of skilled professionals at McCutcheon and Hamner, Injury and Accident Lawyers.