Spinal cord injuries are typically the result of damage to the spinal cord or the vertebrae, discs or ligaments of the spinal column. The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center reports that currently, 288,000 citizens grapple with the consequences of a spinal cord injury throughout the U.S. If you or someone you love recently suffered a spinal cord injury and believe someone else is liable, contact the Savannah lawyers at Butler Prather LLP today. Our firm has the experience necessary to handle these highly complex cases.
Spinal cord injuries almost result in significant medical bills and often the need for lifelong physical therapy and caretaking. Fair value in spinal cord claims needs take the needs of today and the needs of tomorrow into consideration. An attorney can help victims of negligence determine the exact value of their claims based on both tangible and intangible losses. Examples include compensation for loss of income and projected future medical care, as well as physical pain and suffering and the emotional trauma associated with the experience.
At Butler Prather LLP, we can also recommend the best medical care and treatment, help with bills, hire experts and perform a full investigation into the facts of your case.
The type of spinal cord injury that a person suffers depends largely on the area of the spine affected. Generally, physicians classify spinal cord injuries depending on the location of the trauma – for example, a cervical spinal cord injury may affect any area of the spine labeled C-1 to C-8. The other types of spinal cord injuries include the lumbar, sacral, and thoracic areas of the spine. The symptoms of each injury can also vary – for example, some victims of spinal cord injury may endure the loss of sensory function, while others experience paraplegia or quadriplegia.
A spinal cord injury may result from many different types of accidents. However, the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center reports some of the most common causes include:
Spinal cord injuries are diverse in their presentation as well as their causes. As a result, spinal injury claims may involve many different areas of personal injury law, such as workers’ compensation, premises liability, or the tort system of car insurance. However, most spinal cord injuries rely on the theory of negligence, which requires the following elements for court:
If you or a loved one suffered harm in an accident leading to a spinal cord injury, you need an experienced attorney. The attorneys at Butler Prather LLP will seek fair and full compensation for your tangible and intangible losses. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation today.
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