An estimated 337,000 Americans are living with some type of spinal cord injury. Each year, an additional 12,500 people in the U.S. suffer a spinal cord injury. Many spinal cord injuries are caused by traumatic events – such as a crash with an 18-wheeler or an industrial accident. Often, spinal cord injuries are caused by the negligence or carelessness of another person or a company.
The Mayo Clinic described a spinal cord injury as “damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal” and notes that spinal cord injuries “often cause permanent changes in strength, sensation and other body functions below the site of the injury.”
Needless to say, any accident that leads to paralyzing injuries is a life-changing event.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, it is important to find a plaintiff’s law firm that has experience dealing with spinal cord injury cases. Spinal cord injuries are unique injuries. Similarly, lawsuits that involve spinal cord injuries are unique cases. A plaintiff lawyer who has experience handling spinal cord injury cases will be able to help you navigate the legal process and increase your chances of a full recovery. Do your homework. Find a plaintiff’s law firm that is experienced and proven in the field of catastrophic injuries.
For more information about our firm’s history of helping victims of spinal cord injuries, please call to request written materials or to schedule an appointment with one of our firm’s attorneys. You may reach our office at (251) 471-6191.