Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis Lawyer
Proudly Representing Individuals Who Have Suffered Spinal Cord Injuries
In just a matter of seconds, you could sustain a life-altering spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injuries can happen as the result of a car accident, truck accident, a slip/trip and fall, a workplace incident, medical malpractice or others. These serious injuries must receive immediate medical care to prevent worsening damage, and victims will often require ongoing care and life adjustments.
At Montlick & Associates, our spinal cord injury attorneys understand the devastating nature of a spinal cord injury. We know that these injuries can result in permanent disability, psychological damage because of your physical limitations, costly and long-term medical care, surgeries, Pain and Suffering and other damages. You may find yourself unable to return to work in your previous position or at all, while also requiring a medical aide or caregiver due to your spinal cord injury. Such tremendous expenses can prove overwhelming for you and your family. The good news is that if you received a spinal injury because of another person or company, you can normally seek compensation for the damages you incurred, including compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, disability, Pain and Suffering, punitive damages depending on whether the defendant’s conduct was grossly negligent, and more.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are the result of damage to the vertebrae, disks, or ligaments of the spinal column or the spinal cord. Many spinal cord injuries happen due to a sudden, traumatic blow to the body. Motor vehicles are considered the top cause of new spinal cord injuries, accounting for 35 percent of spinal cord injuries annually, according to the Mayo Clinic. Falls are the main cause of spinal cord injuries among those over the age of 65, though they can also impact those of any age.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can be divided into the following categories:
- Complete spinal cord injuries: When all communication below the injury site and the remainder of the body is severed, this is considered a complete spinal cord injury. Complete spinal cord injuries will result in paralysis at or below the injury site, though it is possible for patients to regain some functioning with surgery, treatment, and physical therapy.
- Incomplete spinal cord injuries: When some degree of communication between the area below the accident site and the rest of the body remains, the spinal cord injury is considered incomplete. Incomplete spinal cord injury sufferers will generally retain some function below the injury site but may experience tingling, numbness, motor deficits, partial paralysis, and other symptoms.
The location of a spinal cord injury will have a large impact on its severity. The higher up the injury is located, the greater degree of impairment the patient will likely experience. Even incomplete spinal cord injuries that are high up on the back or neck can leave patients with impaired motor skills, numbness, and other troubling sensations.
Spinal Cord Injury Claims
If your spinal cord injury was caused due to another’s negligence, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim against the responsible individual or company. Potential defendants in a spinal cord injury claim include other at fault drivers, property owners, the makers of defective equipment, negligent medical professionals, and more. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury that may have potentially been caused by negligence, you should contact our spinal cord injury and paralysis lawyers at Montlick & Associates for a free consultation as to your legal rights as well as what steps are necessary to protect those rights. We will review the facts and circumstances of what happened to you to assess whether you have a viable claim.
Injured accident victims may be able to seek compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, ongoing disability, pain and suffering, and more. Depending on the severity, spinal cord injuries can cost families hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in medical expenses, physical rehabilitation, lost earnings, medical equipment, caregiver costs, and related expenses. As such, spinal cord injury cases have some of the highest stakes and are among the most serious cases our firm handles. We diligently fight to see that our injured clients obtain the maximum compensation they deserve under the law.
Put Our Law Firm's Over 39 Years of Legal Experience to Work For Your Case!
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to negligence, contact the Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law. For over 39 years, our law firm has assisted thousands of injured clients injured due to negligence. We provide knowledgeable and compassionate representation and strive to achieve the best legal outcome for our clients. We offer you a free case review to examine your legal rights and the actions necessary to obtain compensation.
No matter where you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us Nationwide 24/7 for your Free Case evaluation at 1-800-LAW NEED (1-800-529-6333). We also can be reached by dialing #WIN (#949) from your cell phone (with most cell carriers) or by visiting us at Montlick.com and using our using our Free 24-hour live chat service or online free case evaluation form.