What is a Spinal Cord Injury?

Every year tens of thousands of people feel the devastating effects of a spinal cord injury. The physical and emotional stress, loss of income, and the struggle to re-learn basic functions of every day life can be overwhelming. Combine that with trying to navigate a complicated legal system and the struggle can sometimes seem insurmountable. These barriers make it difficult to find closure and move forward with your life. We don’t think you should have to worry about trying to get the compensation you deserve. Your focus should be on getting better and returning to a normal life.  We’re here to get you a financial recovery that helps take care of your needs going forward, even if we can’t return you to the place you were before your catastrophic injury.

Why Trust Us?

We believe trust needs to be earned and one of the best ways of doing that is by doing a good job. So all we ask is you give us a chance to show you who we are. Give us the opportunity to show you that we are here for you. That we care about you and your loved ones and will fight on your behalf. Give us a call to discuss your case for free.

Our firm’s attorneys have handled numerous cases in this area, including:

  • A multi-million dollar settlement: A neck surgery left a man a paraplegic after the medical team failed to recognize he had gone into respiratory arrest when a fluid collection had amassed at the surgical site. The mistake left his spinal cord permanently damaged.
  • A seven-figure verdict: After a careless physical therapist sat a man up in bed abruptly, causing a permanent spinal cord injury.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Can Be Held Responsible For A Spinal Cord Injury?

Who can be held responsible depends entirely on the cause of the spinal cord injury.  It might be the general contractor at a work site if the injury is because of a fall from a piece of construction equipment.  It might be a surgeon who fails to recognize post-operative signs of a fluid collection or an infection; or it might be a truck driver who rear ends a car parked at a red light.

Where Can Spinal Cord Injuries Take Place?

Injuries to the spinal cord can be among the most devastating because damage to the central nervous system can affect any — and sometimes every — aspect of our daily life.  Injuries to the spinal cord can happen in the workplace because of a fall from a piece of equipment; or in a car crash while stopped at a red light; or in the operating room when a surgeon fails to take proper precautions; even from the spread of cancer that should have been diagnosed and treated sooner.

My Loved One Suffered A Spinal Cord Injury, What Can I Do?

The most important thing a person can do after suffering a spinal cord injury is to make sure to get the best medical care possible.  Don’t wait and make sure to tell your physician all of the symptoms and problems you are experiencing.  Second, get a lawyer involved who has experience handling cases involving spinal cord injuries.  You wouldn’t want a foot doctor (no offense!) doing neck or back surgery, right?