A spinal cord injury (SCI) can dramatically change an injury victim’s life, as well as the lives of their loved ones. According to data from the Paralyzed Veterans of America, about 12,000 people sustain spinal cord injuries every year in the U.S. In addition to the pain and suffering endured, spinal cord injury victims face emotional and mental pain, and a lifetime of extreme financial hardships and reduced employment. Whether it’s you or someone you love, having an experienced spinal cord injury lawyer on your side will ensure that your rights are protected.
The spinal cord and spinal column vertebrae extend from the base of your skull to your lower back. The spine has a variety of nerves that are responsible for body movements and sensations. Most spinal cord injuries normally begin with trauma, which dislocates or fractures the vertebrae.
A spinal cord injury could result in damage to one or multiple parts of the vertebral column. The type of spinal cord injury depends on the impact it has on the victim’s motor function and loss of sensation. As such, spinal cord injuries are classified into complete and incomplete injuries.
In a complete SCI, the victim loses sensation and the ability to move below the injury site.
Complete SCI can be further classified into:
We provide spinal cord injury victims with dedicated and tenacious legal representation, ensuring that you get fair value for your claim. Our Dallas spinal cord injury lawyers will build a strong case with supporting evidence so that you recover the money that you deserve.
Most SCI victims lose the ability to lead a normal life after the accident. This is extremely distressing, especially for a person who is no longer able to work and take care of themselves. These factors may result in health conditions that can lead to more systemic complications of a spinal cord injury, such as:
Medical care is expensive. When you are involved in a sudden accident and suffer a spinal cord injury, the cost of treatment is a major concern. Fortunately, if the accident was caused by a negligent party, you can hold them liable. Some of the treatment costs for spinal cord injuries include:
Whether an SCI result in temporary or permanent paralysis, medical costs can cost millions of dollars. In a study on the cost of living with SCI, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation estimates that the average cost of treatment during the first–year amounts to $1 million. This includes the initial hospital costs, home modification costs, cost of rehabilitation, and the acquisition of medical equipment such as a wheelchair. Victims are forced to incur more than $200,000 in bills in subsequent years.
Often, SCI victims are forced to take loans, take second mortgages, and max out their credit cards as their insurance policies cannot fully cover the cost of SCI treatment. If the injury was due to another person’s negligence, you can file a lawsuit against them. Negligent actions in car or truck accidents include drunk driving, speeding, distracted driving or texting while driving, failure to obey traffic lights, and driving a vehicle with mechanical damages.
A personal injury attorney will help you get compensation for:
At Thompson Law, we understand the difficulties that all SCI victims and their families go through. Call us today to discuss happened to you no charge. Your case evaluation is confidential, without charge, and there’s no obligation. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’ll get started on your case the moment you call, and can either sign you up over the phone, or come visit you in person.
Our experienced team of spinal cord injury lawyers are dedicated to helping you get the justice you deserve. We can explain your legal options without any upfront fees, and you will only pay if we win your case. Get in touch with us today at (469) 565-0075 for a free case evaluation.
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Thompson Law’s personal injury lawyers and their legal teams treat every client with respect, empathy, and compassion. We understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach, as every case is unique and different. Our firm won 15 of the top 50 settlements in Texas in 2021, as well as the 2nd and 3rd largest personal injury settlements in the State in 2020. We can help you, too.
State law limits the time to file a claim following a personal injury accident. If you have been injured, call now for the help you need.