Damage to the spinal cord is not your run-of-the-mill type injury if you are involved in an accident. They are in another category altogether due to their catastrophic nature. They’re also known for their devastating effects on a victim’s emotional and financial well-being. This type of injury is typically caused by auto wrecks and falls, though they can result from any type of accident. They can happen in an instant and may change your life and the lives of your family members forever.
Not Your Average Injury: Spinal Cord Injuries & Legal Implications
Spinal cord damage is typically classified as either “incomplete” or “complete” and will largely depend on the severity of your injury. An injury is classified as incomplete if you have maintained some sort of sensation and muscle control. Complete injuries occur when all sensation and muscle control is completely absent from the parts of your body affected by the spinal cord damage.
Severe spinal cord injury victims experience a host of medical complications and may undergo extensive and regular medical treatment. Millions of dollars in medical costs are racked up each year in the United States as a result of these types of injuries. They may also sometimes result in permanent paralysis or other neurological impairments. The full financial cost can be significant as victims may possibly have to deal with that physical pain for the rest of their lives.
Legal Rights and Options
The loss of personal independence can be emotionally shattering. You have the right to recover the maximum amount of compensation if you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury caused by someone else’s negligent actions. It is critical to seek legal representation from a personal injury attorney who has experience representing victims of negligence. The Greenway Law Firm can help you file a claim to recover past and future medical costs, lost wages, and damages for any pain and suffering your injury has caused.
Spinal cord injuries can be traumatic and life-changing. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident, a personal injury lawyer from The Greenway Law Firm in Austin can help protect your family’s financial security. Call (512) 829-1213 to schedule a consultation.