A spinal cord injury can change your life forever in the blink of an eye. A serious spinal cord injury is considered a catastrophic injury and can result in life changing consequences. Many times a spinal cord injury results in paralysis, leaving the victim a paraplegic or a quadriplegic. Over a quarter million people in the United States have sustained a spinal cord injury, with the majority (82%) being male. And it is estimated that approximately 10,000 people per year suffer a spinal cord injury.
Some of the more common ways in which spinal cord injuries occur are as the result of a car or truck collision, sports injury, slip and fall, domestic violence, or motorcycle accident.
Spinal Cord injury is defined as any injury to the spinal cord that has been brought about by a trauma to the spinal cord, rather than a disease of the spinal cord. The symptoms resulting from an injury to the spinal cord vary greatly, depending on the exact location of the injury and the severity of the injury. Some people may experience paralysis, spending the rest of their lives in a wheelchair, whereas others may only suffer from incontinence or severe ongoing pain.
Treatment of a spinal cord injury also varies greatly, depending on the extent of damage to the spinal cord. The treatment normally begins with restraining the spine in order to prevent further damage to the affected area, as well as controlling inflammation of the affected area, perhaps with anti-inflammatory medication. Spinal cord injuries frequently require considerable amounts of rehabilitation and physical therapy, and the medical expenses can be overwhelming. In fact, many times lifetime medical treatment is necessary.
If you or your loved one has suffered such an injury as a result of the negligence of another and through no fault of your own, you need legal representation from lawyers who specialize in complex medical litigation such as that involving spinal cord injuries. Here at the Tyrone Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys do just that. We utilize the top rehabilitation and medical experts in order to depict to the jury the severity of your injuries and the way your life has been altered. We also utilize Life Care Planners, whose function is to identify and describe the medical and therapeutic issues that the client will have to deal with for the rest of their lives. The Life Care Planner works hand-in-hand with our expert doctors in your case, to identify all medical needs going forward and to calculate the monetary needs that you will have going forward. Whether it be future medical procedures, around the clock nursing care or nursing care at night; whatever the specific needs of the injured party is included in the calculations provided by the Life Care Planner.
Here at the Tyrone Law Firm, we have a proven track record of dealing with complex personal injury cases such as spinal cord injury. We have the specialized knowledge and resources that are required to handle a case as complex as a spinal cord injury. We have received recognition in the legal community for our stellar results on behalf of our personal injury clients. If you or your loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to the negligence of another party, contact us today. We are here to fight for you. We are here to help. You may reach us at 404-377-0017, or via email at email@example.com