Spinal Cord Injuries
Cincinnati Personal Injury Attorneys
Spinal cord injuries, which commonly occur in serious
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