Did Someone Else's Negligence Cause Your Spinal Cord Injury?
Spinal cord injuries are among the most serious injuries that we handle here at Spurgeon Law Firm. The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that carries electrical signals between the brain and the rest of the body; when these signals are interrupted by an injury, mobility and sensation in different areas of the body can be affected.
In a complete spinal cord injury, the spinal cord is completely severed, and all mobility and sensation is lost below the point of the injury. In an incomplete injury, the spinal cord is only partially severed or compressed, allowing the victim to retain some movement and sensation. Because the nervous system is so central to the body's functioning, many spinal cord injuries are catastrophic, meaning that the life of the victim is forever altered.
Spinal cord injuries can occur in a wide variety of situations, including car or boat accidents, slip and fall incidents, and accidents occurring in dangerous workplace environments, such as construction sites. Unfortunately, many of these injuries that leave victims' quality of life considerable diminished are completely avoidable: if your accident was caused by a hazard such as a wet floor or uneven surface that should have been warned against, or a malfunctioning vehicle part, or any other situation in which an act of negligence contributed to the injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for all damages.
Representation You Can Trust
Any injury can be disruptive and costly, but a spinal cord injury generally has consequences that reach far beyond the immediate medical expenses. If your injury resulted from somebody else's negligence, you may be able to recover compensation not only for medical bills but also for lost wages, pain and suffering, long term costs of ongoing medical care, and loss of quality of life.
Don't settle for what the insurance is likely to offer you up front: insurance companies offer low settlements that are far less than what you are actually entitled to, and count the fact that most people who have been injured don't understand their rights, and may not have enlisted the help of competent legal counsel. All too often, people accept these offers because they think it's the best they can get, only to realize later that their injuries and associated costs go far beyond what they had imagined.
Don't let this happen to you: consult with a trusted personal injury lawyer who can analyze the details of your case to ensure that you are seeking the compensation you deserve. At Spurgeon Law Firm, we are committed to guiding our clients through every step of the personal injury claim process, and to ensuring that we are taking into account every facet, and seeking every possible form of compensation in the case. While you focus on life ahead, let us worry about the paperwork and dealing with the responsible party and their insurance company – or taking the case to civil court if necessary. Contact Spurgeon Law Firm today to schedule a free, no obligation consultation!