A spinal cord injury can be really devastating to the victim and their family,” says Robert Brenner, who has been practicing personal injury law for over 40 years. At Brenner Law, we routinely handle claims resulting in catastrophic injuries, including spinal cord injuries.
Reports suggest that the main causes of spinal cord injuries are car and motorcycle accidents. “Any type of severe trauma to the spine can cause it to fracture or can cause the dislocation of the vertebrae,” says Brenner. The bones in the spinal column comprise the vertebrae, which surrounds the spinal cord. The spinal cord is an essential part of the nervous system. The brain, along with the spinal cord, work in conjunction to control the body’s movements. Although spinal cord injuries are either complete or incomplete, a complete injury is not typically caused by the severance of the spinal cord. Most complete spinal cord injuries lead to incapacitation or restrained movement below the injury. An incomplete spinal cord injury leaves the patient with some feeling and movement. “Unfortunately, spinal cord injuries can lead to tremendous medical care costs,” says Brenner. “It is very trying on the families.” The stress of trying to pay for the medical care one needs to survive and live a meaningful life is quite overwhelming.
Because of the severity of many spinal cord accident injuries, a person may be unable to work and medical bills may mount, and the level of physical and emotional discomfort may become severe. The recovery of damages from the person responsible will help to alleviate the stress of living with one’s injuries. Compensation may include an award for medical treatment, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Damage awards will include recovery for the past, present, and future costs of medical care and lost wages.
At Brenner Law we will hire experts, such as medical professionals, economists, and life care planners to help calculate how much compensation an accident claim is worth. For example, a medical expert will determine the type of treatment and rehabilitation needed, while a life care planner will research, analyze, and plan what it will cost to care for the accident victim. If the accident victim is unable to return to their same occupation before the injury, the damage award will include compensation for the difference in income.
With our vast experience and industry knowledge, we are well-versed in handling insurance and health care companies, litigation, and preparing cases for both settlement and jury trial to ensure our clients are fully compensated for their injuries and losses.
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If you would like to learn more about a spinal Cord injury or have any questions regarding your legal rights, please contact us.