Cases involving spinal cord injuries are extremely complex. A spinal cord injury is a catastrophic event, impacting the life of the survivor as well as his/her family. Damages in any catastrophic case are extensive, and this is no less true in a case involving a spinal cord injury.
Free Spinal Cord Injury Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
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What’s the problem?
Your spinal cord sends signals from the brain to the rest of the body while helping to control internal body organs like your stomach and liver. When your spinal cord is injured, it is very possible that you will be paralyzed from the point of injury downward. Therefore, it is extremely important that you hire an experienced personal injury lawyer to handle your claim if you’ve suffered a broken neck or injured your spinal cord.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
There are approximately 11,000 new cases of spinal cord injuries each year in the United States. The average age of individual injured is increasing. Since 2000, the average age at injury is 38 years, but the percentage of persons older than 60 years of age at injury has increased almost five percent. Spinal cord injuries are typically caused by:
- motor vehicle crashes
- sporting activities
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
- Complete – no functioning below the level of injury, as well as no sensation or voluntary movement. Both sides of the body are equally affected.
- Incomplete – some functioning below the level of injury. A person with an incomplete spinal injury may be able to move one limb more than another, may be able feel parts of the body that cannot be moved, or may have more functioning on one side of the body than the other.
It is extremely important to seek immediate medical and legal advice after any accident that results in a spinal cord injury. An undiagnosed injury victim can’t just have faith he or she will get better. Usually the pain will only get worse as the injury victim ages. Get help now – contact the spinal cord injury lawyers at Schmidt & Clark, LLP today!
Do I have a Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit?
The Personal Injury Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in spinal cord injury lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.