Approximately 11,000 new spinal cord injuries occur each year due to a number of causes including car accidents, falls, shallow diving accidents, and gunshot wounds. The bad news is that spinal cord injuries often leave victims with permanent disabilities, but the good news is (yes, there is good news about spinal cord injuries) that medical research and advancements have allowed spinal cord injury victims to live a more independently with a better quality of life than ever before.
If you sustained your injury at work, your claim may be covered by workers’ compensation. If your spinal cord injury was caused by someone else’s negligent or intentional conduct, you are entitled to be compensated for your resulting injuries and damages. Contact an Atlantic City spinal cord injuries attorney with The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to schedule a consultation. Our spinal cord injuries experts understand the fear and devastation that you and your family may be feeling and we can help by providing the legal representation that you need to begin your journey to financial recovery.
Why you need a spinal cord injury expert attorney
Spinal cord injuries are unique due to the nature of the injury and the resulting physical and emotional damages and impacts. Spinal injuries can affect sensations, sexual functions and fertility, bladder control, the ability to move, pain, and respiratory functions. Even ‘mild’ spinal cord injuries can cause serious complications that are long term or permanent. Living with a spinal cord injury may require life changes and accommodations such as requiring at home care, rehabilitation, surgeries, and you may be unable to drive and unable work. This is not a typical personal injury case that can be handled by any personal injury attorney; you need an experienced spinal cord injury attorney with a successful record in spinal cord injury cases.
It is estimated that in the first year, spinal cord injuries can cost up to one million dollars, but costs usually come down from that in the following years. Many of these injuries will require lifetime medical care, which means lifetime medical costs.In addition to medical costs,roughly 60%of spinal cord injury victims do not return to work. For those that do return to work, their physical limitations may not allow them to realize their income potential prior to their injury.
We know that spinal cord injuries are physically, emotionally, and financially draining and we want to help you secure a financial recovery that will help you and your family begin to heal. Our Atlantic City spinal cord injuries attorneys will investigate the facts and circumstances of your injury, collect important evidence, interview witnesses, hire medical experts, and work with financial planners to project how much your disability has already cost you and what it will cost you in the future. We will help you value your claim and seek compensation through settlement negotiations with insurance companies and we will try your case before a jury, if necessary.