Phoenix Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
An injury to the spinal cord frequently results in paralysis, which necessitates a lifetime of personal care, medical treatment, therapy, and adaptation of the environment to accommodate the disability. Other than a severe brain injury, an injury to the spinal cord is the most feared of all catastrophic injuries. Motor vehicle accidents, falls, construction accidents, and acts of violence are the most frequent causes of spinal cord trauma. In many cases, these accidents are caused by someone’s careless or negligent act and could have been prevented by reasonable care, if this is the case, you may be entitled to compensation and should consult with an experienced Phoenix spinal cord injury lawyer. This human tragedy affects an average of 12,000 new victims in the United States every year.
The part of the spine damaged will determine the extent of the paralysis from a spinal cord injury. Paraplegia and quadriplegia are the most common results. Paraplegia is loss of feeling and function the point where the damage occurred, usually from the waist down. Quadriplegia occurs when an injury to the upper part of the spine causes paralysis of arms and legs. In many instances, a person with quadriplegia needs a ventilator to assist with breathing because the diaphragm ceases to function properly. People with paraplegia and quadriplegia also lose bowel and bladder control and may need to have colostomy surgery and use a urinary catheter.
Recovering Compensation for a Spinal Cord Injury
If you or a member of your family has suffered a serious spinal cord injury, it is essential to recover enough money to ensure that you will be able to pick up the pieces of your shattered life and move forward. When you hire the experienced Phoenix personal injury attorneys at Curiel and Runion to represent you, you can rely on having the full force of our extensive legal experience behind you in your fight against the insurance companies for fair compensation for your injuries and your permanently altered lifestyle. We understand the challenges of adapting to a whole new way of life.
We understand what you have lost, and recognize that no amount of money will adequately compensate you. We also know that even more than getting a monetary recovery, you want to hold the person responsible for your injury accountable for the suffering, pain, and emotional anguish their careless, negligent, or intentionally violent act caused.
Spinal Cord Injury Damages
Catastrophic injuries, including injuries to the spinal cord, are life altering and expensive. Not only is the initial medical care, including emergency treatment and hospitalization, extremely expensive, years of rehabilitation are usually needed to help the victim develop a whole new set of life skills. Most spinal cord injury victims need extensive physical therapy, occupational therapy, and psychological counseling to learn to live with their disability.
Damages from a spinal cord injury are usually extensive and may include the cost of present and future medical and rehabilitative care, mobility devices, loss of income and the ability to work and earn in the future; cost of redesigning the home environment and outfitting a vehicle to allow for transportation of the disabled person; cost of in-home personal assistance, medical devices, ventilator, catheters, ostomy, or incontinence supplies; cost of training and caring for a service animal; and compensation for pain and suffering, loss of mobility, disfigurement, disability, emotional anguish, stress, anxiety, loss of ability to engage in marital relations, participate in leisure activities, or travel; and loss of enjoyment of life.
The Legal Representation You Need
Following a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s negligence, call the experienced catastrophic injury attorneys at Curiel and Runion in Phoenix for aggressive, skilled, and compassionate representation. You pay nothing unless we win money for you.