Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Winnsboro, SC
Serious accidents can result in overwhelming mental and financial stresses. This can be as devastating as the accident itself. The Strom Law Firm is ready and willing to assist you and your family through the stresses 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 be difficult.
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:
- Automobile accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Biking accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace accidents
Any type of damage to the spine is a serious concern. It is never wise to try to resolve these claims on your own. You should consult with an experienced spinal cord injury attorney because preparing these claims for negotiation require extensive medical record documentation and review in order to illustrate the injury accurately. These claims/lawsuits can take years to complete, but a qualified Winnsboro Spinal Cord Injury Attorney can guide you through the process to a quick resolution and appropriate compensation. An experienced Winnsboro Spinal Cord Injury Attorney near me at the Strom Law Firm, LLC can help.
Damages in Spinal Cord Injury Cases
Insurance companies are in the practice of settling claims as soon as possible by using past claims, statistics, and charts to determine how much compensation a claim is worth. An experienced attorney, however, will closely examine medical records, lost wages (present and future), and any other damages to determine how much a claim is worth.
If a case cannot be settled with the insurance company, then litigation will be necessary. Plaintiffs will usually sue for these damages:
- Medical expenses
- Prescription costs
- Lost wages (present and future)
- Transportation expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Legal fees and costs
Who is Liable for a Spinal Injury Case?
If it is found that actions by you 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 the circumstances surrounding your injury, talk to appropriate witnesses, and determine who is liable. A determination of how this injury could have been avoided will be explored as well.
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
It is detrimental to seek immediate medical attention if you suffer any type of spinal cord injury. The risk of not obtaining the necessary treatment can result in serious complications, long-term side effects, and even death. If 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)
- Severe muscle spasms or exaggerated reflex activity
- Changes in sexual ability and fertility
- Pain and/or intense stinging sensation
- Difficulty swallowing, breathing, coughing, or clearing secretions from the lungs
What Does a Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Cost?
If you have been harmed in an accident, engage legal help immediately. Our Winnsboro spinal injury attorney in the office offers free consultation and will only collect a fee when a settlement or judgment is achieved. Call the Strom Law Firm today at (803) 252-4800 to schedule your free consultation.