Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Bamberg SC
If you have a Bamberg Spinal Cord Injury case, contact an experienced Bamberg Spinal Cord Injury Attorney like Bakari Sellars can help you navigate your case.
Serious accidents cause great economic and mental stresses that can be as devastating as the accident itself. The Strom Law Firm is prepared to work with you and your family through the pain and stress from the effects of a personal injury. Obtaining compensation for permanent injuries or the death of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence can prove difficult.
Contact an experienced Bamberg spinal cord injury attorney to protect your rights and obtain the compensation you deserve.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Any accident can cause a wide array of injuries. Injuries to the spin can produce damage to bones, discs, or nerves that can cause a loss of feeling in different areas of the body. Common causes of spinal cord injuries include:
- Car accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Biking accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Boating accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace accidents
Any damage to the spine is a serious concern. It is never the right decision to try to resolve these claims on your own. You should consult with an experienced spinal cord injury attorney. Preparing these cases for a negotiation requires extensive medical documentation to illustrate the injuries from the event. These cases can take years to complete, but a qualified attorney can navigate you through the process to quickly and effectively receive compensation.
Damages in Spinal Cord Injury Cases
Insurance companies are in the practice of settling claims as soon as possible. They will look at past claims, statistics, and charts to determine how much compensation a claim is worth. An attorney, however, will look at the medical records, lost wages, and any other damages to determine how much a claim is worth. For example, insurance companies will not calculate how much future earnings will be lost due to a client’s permanent injury.
Many cases settle, but claims can be litigated if necessary. Plaintiffs will usually sue for these damages:
- Medical Treatment Costs
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of wages
- Prescriptions Costs
- Transportation expenses
- Legal fees
Who is Liable for a Spinal Injury Case?
There are times that actions by you may have been caused partly by you. This does not mean you should not seek justice or compensation for your injury. The Strom Law Firm will investigate your situation, talk to appropriate witnesses involved, and determine who is liable. We will also look at how these parties could have prevented the injuries.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
There are two general classifications of spinal cord injuries:
Complete spinal cord injuries include permanent damage to the affected area of the spinal cord. Conditions in which all the sensory and motor functions are lost, your injury would be considered complete.
Incomplete spinal cord injuries encompass partial damage to the affected area of the spinal cord. An injury considered incomplete would mean there is limited motor and sensory function.
The most common types of spinal cord injuries include:
- Tetraplegia: Arms, hands, trunk, legs, and pelvic organs are all affected. This is commonly known as quadriplegia and is paralysis in all limbs.
- Paraplegia: Paralysis affecting all or part of the trunk, legs, and pelvic organs. You may lose mobility or even lose all feeling in the lower part of your body.
- Triplegia: Loss of mobility and sensation in a single-arm and both legs resulting as a result of an incomplete spinal cord injury.
Spinal Cord Injury Signs and Symptoms
You must seek medical attention immediately if you suffer any type of spinal cord injury. The risk could be long-term and severe complications will result from not obtaining the necessary treatment. Spinal cord injuries can cause paralysis in varying degrees, but there are a few signs and symptoms that can help you determine your need for medical attention. If there is a remote possibility that you have suffered an injury to your spinal cord because of an accident, you should look for the following:
- Loss of movement
- Spasms or exaggerated reflexes
- Altered or complete loss of sensations (unable to feel heat, cold, and touch)
- Changes in sexual activity, sensitivity, and fertility
- Pain or stinging sensation caused by nerve damage
- Difficulty breathing, or clearing secretions from the lungs
Other signs and symptoms may require emergency care:
- Extreme back pain or pressure in the neck, head, or back
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Difficulty balancing and walking
- Weakness or paralysis in any part of the body
- Numbness, tingling, or loss of sensation in the hands, fingers, feet or toes
- Impaired breathing after an accident
- An oddly positioned or twisted neck or back.
How Much Does a Bamberg Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Cost?
Consulting with the Bamberg Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys like Bakari Sellars at Strom Law Firm will not cost you anything. Our fee is contingent and will only be paid if we can collect it on your behalf. Contact an attorney at Strom Law Firm today so we can get to work for you ASAP.
If you have been injured in an accident, seek legal help immediately. Every Bamberg spinal injury attorney at Strom Law Firm offers free consultation on a contingency basis. This means that you will not pay anything upfront; rather, we will only collect a fee in the event we secure a favorable settlement or judgment. Call the Strom Law Firm today at (803) 252-4800 to schedule your free consultation.