Spitzer Law Offices help the injured throughout Ohio & Texas to recover the compensation they deserve.
Spinal cord injuries are among the most devastating that anyone can experience. Trauma and damage to the spinal cord can lead to various types of paralysis or disability that can disable you for the rest of your life. When debilitated by a spinal cord injury that was caused by another party’s negligence or wrongdoing, you deserve significant compensation for all that you have suffered and will continue to suffer for the long term in terms of your quality of life, medical costs, pain and suffering, and more.
At the Spitzer Law Offices, we are here to be your advocate in seeking rightful, fair, and just compensation in any personal injury claim related to such injuries. Through thorough investigation and analysis of your accident and injuries, we can construct well-prepared claims seeking maximum financial recovery through tenacious negotiation with insurance companies or, where that fails, through litigation in court. Our team has earned a wealth of knowledge and strategy in fighting for those we serve in our local Ohio communities.
Spinal Cord Injury Causes in Ohio Personal Injury Claims
The most common cause of spinal cord injuries is traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles, pedestrians, and trucks. Aside from these injuries, traffic accident victims may also suffer additional physical damage, including brain injuries, broken bones, organ damage, and more. Spine injuries are especially prevalent in victims whose bodies are directly struck or thrown by vehicles, such as pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists who have no buffer against direct impact.
Other frequent causes of spinal cord injuries include those sustained in sports accidents, such as in contact sports like football or soccer, in martial arts, from falls, through birth trauma in the delivery of infants, in construction accidents, or through criminal attacks, such as physical assaults, gunshot wounds, or stabbings. Only in incidents where someone else’s negligence, carelessness, recklessness, or deliberate malice caused the injuries would a personal injury claim be filed for compensation.
More About Spine Injuries
Your spinal cord is the pathway across which communication signals pass between your brain and the rest of your body. Nerve signals control every aspect of bodily functions, from sensation to function and movement. A spinal cord injury can consist of blunt force trauma to an area of the spine or a severing of the cord. The location of the injury or severing will affect all of the body functions below that site.
Thus, spinal cord injuries can result in:
- Loss of sensation
- Loss of control of bodily functions, such as breath, body temperature, sexual organs, bowels, urinary tracts, and more
- Loss of motion and paralysis, such as paraplegia or quadriplegia (paralysis of the lower body or paralysis from the neck down)
- Loss of mental capacity
- Other serious health problems
Because of the severity of these health problems, those suffering from spinal cord injuries may need lifelong medical assistance, a personal aide for daily tasks, renovations made to their homes or vehicles to accommodate their permanent disability, and assistive therapies. These individuals may be more prone to infections, breathing problems, speech problems, learning issues, depression, anxiety, and face a shorter life span.
Because of the impact on one’s physical ability, loss of earning ability, and ongoing medical and/or personal care, those who have suffered spinal cord injuries will face financial ruin without full and fair compensation. Compensatory damages will be needed to pay for all the expenses related to injuries from the bills and invoices related to the economic impact as well as the non-economic impact. Non-economic impact involves those damages that do not come with a bill or invoice, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of sexual relations, or reduced quality of life.
Turn to the Spitzer Law Offices for Dedicated Advocacy
Our firm provides compassionate and competent legal assistance for anyone who has suffered spinal cord injuries related to an accident or incident caused by wrongdoing. Your specific injuries will depend on the area of your spine that sustained damage and the severity of that injury. We can take the legal burden from your shoulders in the wake of such an injury while you concentrate on your recovery.
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