Spinal cord injuries are severe and often result in partial or total paralysis that may be permanent. These injuries can affect every aspect of life, leaving people unable to continue to work after experiencing the injury, and treatment for these types of injuries can be costly, resulting in a pile of medical bills without any viable way of paying them. However, if these injuries occur because of another party’s negligence, those who have been hurt and their families can take legal action against those liable parties in order to recover cash compensation from them in civil court. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury and you want to know more about your legal options, contact a spinal cord injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. today for a free consultation.
Signs of spinal cord injury
Spinal cord injury can manifest in many ways. Some signs of spinal cord injury include:
- Back or neck twisted at an odd, impossible angle
- Inability to move limbs or perform other gross motor activities
- Tingling sensation reported in limbs or extremities
- Sudden loss of control over bodily functions, i.e., bowel control or bladder control
If you suspect you witnessed a spinal cord injury
If you have witnessed someone becoming injured and they have exhibited any of the signs above or any other signs of spinal cord injury, get medical attention immediately. Call for an ambulance, and avoid moving the injured party until help arrives except to stabilize their head and neck. If the injured person has stopped breathing, perform CPR if you are certified to do so. The head and neck can be stabilized with rolled towels placed beside them, but otherwise the injured person should not be moved, as moving them could exacerbate existing injuries.
Spinal cord injury facts
According to data published by the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, an estimated 17,000 people experience a spinal cord injury in the United States every year, and as many as 347,000 people could be living with the aftermath of a spinal cord injury in our nation today. Incomplete quadriplegia is the most common result of spinal cord injury, with approximately 45 percent of spinal cord injury cases resulting in this outcome.
We can litigate your spinal cord injury case
Your family deserves to get justice if you or someone you care about experienced a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s negligence. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. we can assist you with filing a legal claim and pursuing the recovery of damages in your case. Damages are calculated by the courts and given a monetary value based on a variety of factors related to your case, including extent of injury, loss of quality of life, loss of wages if unable to work after the injury, and overall pain and suffering endured. These damages may then be paid out to you by the liable party as court-compelled financial compensation, which can help ease the burden experienced by families struggling to keep up with bills after a prior breadwinner is no longer able to work after becoming disabled by spinal cord injury. Call today for a free consultation.