Spinal Cord Injuries are specific injuries that emanate from the cord that carries your spinal fluid and nerve pathways. An injury to the cord can have life altering effects upon you (the victim) and in most cases, your family, friends, and loved ones. The effects of a spinal cord injury are permanent. For instance, think of Christopher Reeves (the actor that played superman in the 70’s). He fell from a horse, and he never walked again. This is because he suffered a spinal cord injury. Anyone can injure their spinal cord, in a number of different ways. Here are some more common ways in which we see these injuries come about:
- Car Accident
- Fall from a height
- Construction Accident
- Medical Negligence
- Sports injury
- Assault and Battery
Many survivors of spinal cord injuries at the fault of another party want an admission of fault or an improvement in treatment quality. Unfortunately, the only way in which our judicial system offers any kind of justice is through money. We cannot compel the person whom which inflicted your injuries to apologize, and we cannot make a physician admit to his or her negligence. We can only seek the compensations that you deserve. It is not greedy to seek financial benefit for your accident. This is the only compensation available, and hearing from a judge or jury that you didn’t deserve this catastrophic event can even provide aid to your healing process.
If you or a loved one was injured in the spinal cord, please call The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. for a completely free and confidential consultation. We understand that these injuries can be devastating to cope with. Our attorneys and staff have the experience to assist you. Give us a call today if you have any questions.
A person who is an injured victim at the hands of another, whether that other is a person or a company, deserves to hold that person or company responsible for the damages that ensue. The victim or victims (family and friends) often lose everything. This includes their job, their self esteem or feelings of self worth, and in a lot of cases, their spouse divorces them. In other cases, the victims lose their property such as their home and car. The damages that we fight for are specific for each individual case. The damages that we fight for include but are not the following:
- The pain and suffering from the incident
- Future pain and suffering
- Loss of life’s pleasures or quality of life
- All financial losses from the point of the incident to present
- Future loss of income
- Future loss of income capacity
- Mental anguish
- Future expenses that you need for the remainder of your life
Many times, a Spinal Cord Injury can cause the victim to become profoundly depressed. This depression is usually caused by the pain and losses that the victim suffered. This focus by the depressed victim causes more pain, which in turn causes deeper depression. This is what we call a vicious cycle. It is important to break this chain. Many of the victims we see enroll in significant counseling to help them cope with the sudden changes in their life, both physical and mental. Therefore, it is important that this cycle is identified by the attorney and dealt with in order to break this vicious cycle. In some cases, we can assist in obtaining social security disability. If you or a loved one was injured, and the injuries are profound, call us now. The consultation is free, and our attorneys and staff are well trained to help.
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.