Spinal cord injuries are among the most severe forms of injury possible. Depending on where along the spine the trauma occurs, spinal cord injury could result in partial or total paralysis for the victim. Even victims who do not experience paraplegia or quadriplegia may have to spend months or even years in rehabilitative therapy before they can walk again, and for these people and their families, life is simply never the same again. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury to the spinal column and you want to discuss your legal rights with a spinal cord injury lawyer in Hamilton, contact the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. for a free consultation with an expert personal injury litigation attorney.
Spinal cord injury data
According to data made available by the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, approximately 17,000 people experience a spinal cord injury each year in the United States alone, and as many as 300,000 people are estimated to be currently living with spinal cord injury nationwide. The leading causes of these injuries are reported as being motor vehicle collisions, fall injuries, violent crimes, and sports or other recreational activities. Anyone could become the victim of spinal cord injury.
The life-changing impact of spinal cord injuries
Mayo Clinic data states that many victims of spinal cord injury experience what is called a “complete” injury, where all sensorimotor function below the site of the injury is lost. Other victims may only lose some sensory and motor function beneath the area of injury, in which case the injury is referred to as “incomplete.” Regardless of whether your spinal cord injury results in paralysis and loss of sensation, the impact of the injury is often life-altering. Injury victims may not ever be able to return to their prior careers, and they may need expensive additions made to their homes to accommodate life after injury, such as the addition of wheelchair ramps, grab-bars, and chair-transfer technology.
Getting justice for victims and families
If you or a family member experienced a spinal cord injury because of another party’s negligent actions, that party can be held legally responsible—or liable—in court. For example, if your spinal cord injury was the result of a car crash and the other driver was impaired, distracted, or speeding, they can be held accountable and be compelled by the courts to pay financial compensation to victims and families.
Hamilton spinal cord injury attorneys
If you need a spinal cord injury lawyer in Hamilton, the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. is here for you. Our attorneys understand the devastating impact that spinal cord injuries can have on both victims and their families, and we are dedicated to helping people get justice through the civil court system. We also understand that life after spinal cord injury can result in severe financial strain. Our attorneys can assist your family in pursuing the recovery of damages in the form of financial compensation, and we will advocate on your behalf to get you the maximum award possible. Contact us today for a free consultation.