Few injuries are as serious and potentially devastating as spinal cord injuries. The spinal cord is one of the key parts of the body responsible for mobility and proper nerve and motor function, and damage to this area can have disastrous consequences which last for the duration of a person’s life. At The Kindley Firm, APC, we take spinal cord injuries extremely seriously and will work diligently to fight for your compensation and well-being.
Paraplegia, quadriplegia, and even death can occur if the injury is severe enough. Usually, some kind of trauma to the back or spine causes a spinal cord injury, such as a heavy blow or a fall. The vertebrae in the spine are damaged, and this causes the spinal cord to twist, bend, or be completely severed.
We understand the hardships and extreme physical and emotional hardships that come with a spinal cord injury. The financial toll can be high along with the suffering experienced by the victim and family. Medical expenses can be very expensive, and the victim deserves adequate compensation that will cover these costs.
Severe spinal cord injury and paralysis cases I have handled include:
3. Loss of sensation and reflex function
4. Muscle spasms
5. Sexual dysfunction
6. Bladder and bowel control
7. Nerve damage
If you’ve sustained a spinal cord injury, you’ll probably require a lifetime of personal assistance, medical care, and special adaptive devices. You may never be able to return to work, and your lifetime earning potential may be dramatically decreased. Spinal cord injury accidents cause immeasurable amounts of psychological trauma and emotional anguish. Your expenses for medical care, physical therapy, day-to-day assistance, adapting your home and car to accommodate your disability, and counseling top help you adjust to the psychological upheaval caused by your injury can be staggering.
Economic damages that often stem from spinal cord injuries include
1. Medical expenses
2. Cost of working with physical and occupational therapists and mental health counselors
3. Lost wages and future earning capability
4. Cost of medical and mobility devices: wheelchair, braces, ventilator, catheters, ostomy supplies, etc.
5. Expense of remodeling your home, for example installing wheelchair ramps and lifts, widening doorframes, lowering counters, etc.
6. Cost of transportation and/or childcare for medical/therapy appointments
7. Cost of equipping a vehicle with a lift or hand controls
8. Cost of a regular home health aide
Typical non-economic damages may include
1. Physical pain and suffering
2. Emotional disturbance, mental anguish, and psychological trauma
3. Loss of mobility
4. Loss of the ability to enjoy life
5. Loss of sexual function
6. Relationship problems
Because of the complexities involved, spinal cord injury lawsuits should only be handled by attorneys experienced in catastrophic losses.
When you retain The Kindley Firm, APC, to represent you, we will start an investigation immediately to determine any parties that are potentially liable for the accident. We’ll call on appropriate experts –for example accident reconstruction experts and medical and psychological specialists–to prove your claim. We’ll obtain witness interviews, police reports, employment records, and other documentation needed to prove liability and damages, and we’ll fight tirelessly to obtain a recovery that will allow your life to go on.
Please don’t wait any longer!