Legal Representation for Victims of Spinal Trauma
Spinal cord injuries can devastate an entire family. If you or a loved one received a spinal cord injury as a result of the negligence or recklessness of another person in Fort Worth, you should consult with a Fort Worth personal injury attorney. More than 8,000 spinal cord injuries happen each year.
Spinal cord injuries are most commonly caused by car or motorcycle accidents, gunshot wounds, knife wounds, sports injuries, and falls. Close to half of these injuries are received in a car accident. Spinal cord injuries can also be caused by medical conditions such as blood clots, abscesses, tumors, spina bifida, and Friedreich’s Ataxia. The injury is caused when the spinal column is damaged. These injuries can cause paralysis or a lifetime of pain and disability.
Symptoms of Spinal Trauma
Symptoms of spinal cord damage aren’t always immediately recognized. It is important to note that some symptoms may come and go. If you suspect spinal cord damage, you need to seek medical attention right away. If you don’t, many insurance companies will argue that you weren’t really injured and they will work to reduce your claim amount. Symptoms of a spinal cord injury include weakness, poor concentration and coordination, paralysis, numbness, tingling, loss of bodily functions, and pain. The sooner you receive care for your injury, the better your prognosis may be.
Compensation for Injuries
They are often non-fatal, but they can greatly affect how a person must continue to live their life. Spinal cord injuries lower life expectancy and increase the cost of living for those affected by it. Cost of living increases depending on the severity of the spinal cord injury. Paraplegia can cost more than half a million dollars for treatment during the first year. Every year after the injury, costs level off around $50,000.00 with lifetime costs in excess of $2,000,000.00. Long-term treatment for spinal cord injuries involves extensive rehabilitation, occupational therapy, counseling, and numerous visits to medical professionals. That is in addition to the costs incurred to outfit the home and vehicle for use by someone with a severe spinal cord injury.
Contact a Fort Worth Catastrophic Injury Attorney
The recklessness of others can turn your life upside down. You may not be able to continue in your chosen occupation. Your cost of living increases. You may need to make changes to your car and home to continue using them. You need to contact an aggressive and experienced lawyer at the Law Office of Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP by calling (800) 738-4046. Our goal is to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve for your injury.
When a spinal cord injury happens because of someone else’s actions or inactions, the legal basis is most commonly negligence. Basically, your injury happened because the other party failed to do something. You must prove your claim by showing that the failure was the direct cause of your injury. For example, if your spinal cord injury was the result of a car wreck, you would have to prove that the other driver was at fault; one instance would be failure to come to a full stop at a stop sign or even distracted driving. An experienced spinal cord injury lawyer can help you navigate the legal system and deal directly with the insurance company on your behalf.