Spinal cord injuries are devastating, and can sometimes lead to permanent damage. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, there are approximately 17,000 spinal cord injuries each year.
Spinal cord injuries can alter one’s entire ability to function and cause extensive emotional pain. Treatment including physical therapy and other methods allow for those injured to lead produc-tive lives, but unfortunately this condition can’t be reversed.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to an act of negligence by another par-ty, contact The Ash Legal Group to speak to one of our experienced spine injury lawyers today.
Here at The Ash Legal Group, we are passionate about getting our clients the maximum com-pensation that they deserve. We know how challenging and stressful this time can feel, and we don’t want you to go through it alone. Let us walk you through the process and provide the peace of mind you crave.
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A spinal cord injury is when any part of the spinal cord, or nerves at the end of the spinal canal, is damaged. Spinal cord injuries often cause permanent changes in strength, sensation and other body functions below the site of the injury.
– Motor vehicle collisions (auto and motorcycle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries each year)
– Surgical errors
– Slip and falls/falls from heights
– Bicycle accidents
– Industrial mishaps including defective products or machinery
– Assault or other acts of violence
– Injuries at birth
– Sports and recreational accidents
Unfortunately, many people don’t know the danger of moving someone who has experienced a spinal cord injury, and therefore they often end up making the problem worse. In order to spare your loved ones of excess damages, keep the following tips in mind:
– Do not move the injured person — permanent paralysis and other serious complications may result
– Call 911
– Keep the person still
– Place heavy towels on both sides of the neck or hold the head and neck to prevent them from moving until emergency care arrives
– Pain and weakness
– Loss of movement/sensation
– Muscle spasms
– Loss of bowel/bladder control
– Difficulty breathing coughing or clearing secretions from your lungs
– Exaggerated reflex activities or spasms
– Changes in sexual function, sexual sensitivity, and fertility
The responsibility of a spinal cord injury may fall into one of two categories:
Negligence is the most common form of spinal cord lawsuits. Proving negligence in a spinal cord injury case, would mean proving that the party who is being sued, operated outside of their rea-sonable duty of care, therefore resulting in an injury. An example of this, as it pertains to a spinal cord injury, is a driver who is drinking/driving and ends up hitting a pedestrian, injuring his spinal cord. In this case, negligence is obvious, and the defendant would likely owe the victim hefty compensation.
2) Faulty or Defective Products:
Faulty or Defective parts include faulty seatbelts or defective exercise equipment. If products such as the ones listed above are poorly designed or inadequately installed, then parties responsi-ble for creating or installing the itemsmay be liable for resulting damages.
Depending on the severity of your injury, compensation for the followingexpenses can potential-ly be recovered:
– Medical costs
– Rehabilitation costs including physical therapy
– Loss of income
– Loss of earning potential
– Pain and suffering
– Lifestyle changes
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to an act of negligence by another, it is crucial that you act quickly to protect your legal rights. Call The Ash Legal Group today, to see what compensation you may be entitled to. Our teamof licensed attorneys have recovered mil-lions of dollars for our clients and are ready to do the same for you!
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