CHARLESTON SPINAL CORD INJURY LAWYER
Spinal Cord Injury
HAVE YOU OR A LOVED ONE SUFFERED A SPINAL CORD INJURY?
Spinal cord injuries can have a devastating impact. The injury affects both the person injured and their loved ones. There are many different types of spinal cord injuries and the resulting physical impact varies from complete and total disability to various degrees of motor limitations.
UNDERSTANDING SPINAL CORD INJURIES
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury (the nerve bundle that goes from the base of the brain to the tailbone and is protected by the bony “vertebrae” of the spine), the extent of your injuries depends on at what level of the spinal cord you were injured. The degree of damage that a spinal cord injury presents depends on many factors. Spinal cord injuries are generally classified A complete injuries or incomplete injuries, each of which can cause immense pain and suffering.
In a complete injury, the victim may become paralyzed from the point of injury down. There is typically a loss of movement and sensation below the injured area. In an incomplete injury, the patient can still have the ability to move and feel his/her extremities below the point of injury. Specific spinal injuries include paraplegia, quadriplegia, autonomic dysreflexia, and herniated or bulging disc.
For most victims of a spinal cord injury, recovery can be lengthy and medical bills, surgical costs, and lost wages may become a serious burden. Over 10,000 people sustain spinal cord injuries each year, many of which are caused by motor vehicle accidents. Other causes of spinal cord injuries include falls from heights, slip and falls, bicycle or motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, diving or other sports-related accidents, and gunshot wounds.
A spinal cord injury is one of the most expensive injuries you could experience. The costs of medical care and home services for your quality of life will be a constant reminder of the car accident or other experience that resulted in your spinal cord injury. These costs are the reason why you need a personal injury law firm with experience in dealing with the needs of spinal cord injury victims.
Expenses From Spinal Cord Injuries
In the first year after a spinal cord injury, your costs will range from $347,484 to $1,064,716. The lifetime costs are as high as $4,724,181. After a spinal cord injury, you may very well be unable to work. Our spinal cord injury lawyers work to get you compensation. Our personal injury law firm will dedicate an injury attorney to your case.
COMPENSATION FOR YOUR SPINAL CORD INJURY
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your injuries, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills (past and future); lost wages; lost earning capacity; and your pain and suffering. We understand that no amount of money can make up for the effects of a serious spinal cord injury. If nothing else though, a compensation award will ease the financial burden for you and your family, and force those at fault to bear some of the responsibility.
WE’RE HERE TO HELP
If were involved in an accident that resulted in a spinal cord injury, Preston & Salango, PLLC is here to assist you. Spinal injury cases can be particularly complex and the assistance of an experienced attorney to assist you in handling your claim is important. Contact us today to see how we can help you.