Spinal Cord Injuries

Cincinnati Personal Injury Attorneys

Spinal cord injuries, which commonly occur in serious car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents and industrial accidents, are typically life-altering, permanent injuries that substantially affect the victim's ability to work and perform the basic activities of living. Nerve damage from a spinal cord injury not only results in loss of sensation, but also in loss of motor function. Depending on the location of the spinal cord injury, a victim can suffer complete immobilization, requiring assistance even to eat, drink or breathe as in injuries such as paraplegia and quadriplegia.

When a spinal cord injury occurs, the current and future costs of medical treatment and care are significant, particularly when combined with the victim's loss of income and inability to support his or her family. If you or a loved one has sustained a spinal cord injury, you should consult an attorney immediately in order to explore all your options. An experienced Cincinnati personal injury attorney from The Moore Law Firm can answer your questions and provide you with the representation you need in a complex personal injury case involving a spinal cord injury.

Prognosis for Spine Injury Victims

An individual who has suffered a spinal cord injury will have a lower quality of life than a healthy person. He or she might be confined to a wheelchair, or have limited mobility in certain parts of the body. The victim might need assistance dressing, bathing and using the restroom. People with spinal cord injuries often have a shorter life expectancy, need special home modifications, need expensive medical equipment and require around-the-clock care. They also are unable to do many of the things they once enjoyed, and they often suffer depression as a result.

Costs of a Spinal Cord Injury

Medical expenses for spine injured individuals are staggering and unrelenting. A spinal cord injury results in permanent disability for the accident victim, which will require lifelong medical and personal care. Many people with spinal cord injuries are unable to perform their previous employment and may be unable to perform any sort of gainful employment at all. The permanent loss of employment income is significant, even if the injured party qualifies for some sort of disability benefits. The loss of the ability to be productive is devastating, both economically and emotionally.

When the negligence of another person results in a spinal cord injury, the potential case value is high. Consider, for example, the fact that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that an SCI victim may require up to $3 million in medical care alone over the course of a lifetime. Spinal cord injury lawsuits are complicated. Victims should seek a personal injury attorney with the resources and experience to understand both the medicine and the law. When you have a spine injury, your physical and emotional future could hinge on the successful outcome of your case. It takes an experienced personal injury lawyer to obtain the compensation you deserve and require to achieve the greatest possible recovery.

The Cincinnati personal injury lawyers at The Moore Law Firm understand what it takes, and we are ready to work tirelessly to help you secure justice. Call for a free consultation.

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