Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Bishopville SC
Serious accidents can cause extreme mental and economic stress 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 to be difficult.
Contact an experienced Bishopville 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:
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace accidents
- Car accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Biking accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Boating accidents
Any damage to the spine is a very serious medical concern. It is never recommended to try to resolve these claims on your own. You should consult with an experienced spinal cord injury attorney. Preparing these cases for negotiation or litigation require complete medical documentation to illustrate the injury sustained. These cases can take years to complete, but a qualified attorney can guide 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 and statistics to determine how much a claim is worth. A qualified attorney, however, will look at the medical records, lost wages, and any other damages to determine how much a claim is worth.
Many cases settle, but claims can be litigated if necessary. Plaintiffs will usually sue for these damages:
- Medical Treatment Costs
- Loss of wages
- Transportation expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Prescription costs
- Legal fees
Who Bears Liability for a Spinal Injury Case?
There may be times that your actions may have contributed to your injury. 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, and determine who is responsible and how the injury could have been prevented.
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 serious complications as could 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 you have suffered an injury to your spinal cord because of an accident, you should look for the following:
- Loss of movement
- Loss or altered sensations (unable to feel heat, cold, and touch)
- Pain or stinging sensation caused by nerve damage
- Difficulty breathing or clearing secretions from the lungs
- Spasms or exaggerated reflexes
- Changes in sexual activity
How Much Does a Bishopville Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Cost?
If you have been injured in an accident, seek legal help immediately. Each Bishopville Spinal Cord Injury Attorney in our office offers a free consultation. This means that you will not pay anything upfront and 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.