Sustaining a serious life-threatening injury can be one of the most horrifying experiences a person can go through emotionally, physically and mentally. Not only does it alter the life of the victim, but it creates traumatic changes for the victim’s family members as well as including high medical bills, loss of income and immediate lifestyle changes. Serious injuries to the spinal cord can result in paralysis and even death. Spinal cord injury is caused by trauma and depending on the area can damage nerve roots. Symptoms may vary but can include pain, paralysis, quadriplegia, paraplegia and incontinence. Some of the major types of incidents that cause non-disease-related spinal cord injuries are sports, motor vehicle accidents, falls and violence.
According to reports, every year about 12,000 people in the U.S suffer a spinal cord injury (SCI) with about 273,000 people suffering from SCI in the U.S.
If you or a loved one has suffered a severe injury to the spinal cord,receiving the proper legal advice of a spinal cord injury lawyer can help you navigate through the difficult paperwork, medical bills and additional documents related to your case. There may be multiple parties held liable if you think your serious injury was due to negligence or intentional or unintentional harm. It is important to know you rights and get advice so that you can receive the best care possible and concentrate on appropriate recovery options.
Some issues that can arise when you or a loved one suffers from severe spinal cord injury are:
- Costly medical bills for hospital stay, medication and surgeries
- Inability to perform prior job functions
- Therapy and ongoing treatment
- Inability to sustain the same quality of life pre-incident
- Physical, psychological and emotional issues
- Overwhelming anxiety, stress, depression
The spinal cord injury lawyers of McNicholas & McNicholas can help your recovery process. Since 1993, our experienced serious injury lawyers have won multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements and have the resources needed to handle your extensive and ongoing treatment.
The spinal cord injury law firm of McNicholas & McNicholas can help guide you through the lengthy paperwork and insurance claims. Our firm offers professionalism, experience and dedication to get you the results you need. This type of catastrophic injury can be life changing and you will need experts with compassion to help you and your family during this difficult time. Contact our office today at 866.664.3055.