A Spinal Injury Requires Serious Medical Care and Expert Legal Advice
The term “spinal cord injury” conjures up visions of paralysis in many people’s minds — paraplegia or quadriplegia. In fact, many spinal cord or back injuries, while serious, do not result in total paralysis. But they do result in chronic pain, immobility, a need for surgery, a need for adaptive equipment, diminished quality of life, inability to work at physically demanding jobs and other negative consequences.
When a Serious Back or Spinal Cord Injury Results in Pain and Disability
Your injury and disability should be taken seriously by those responsible for compensating you through health insurance or after a car accident, slip and fall accident or workplace accident. You may have suffered a herniated disk, a ruptured disk or a pinched nerve. You may or may not need surgery, a back brace, a cane or wheelchair. But you are in pain — or unable to move; you cannot work as you once did, you may not be able to enjoy life to its fullest for quite some time and you face unknown future complications.
Know Your Legal Rights
If your serious spinal injury was the result of an accident involving someone else’s negligence, you should discuss your legal rights with a lawyer. Have claims adjusters used the words “soft tissue injury” to describe your serious back injury? This may be an indication that they are preparing to dismiss your claim for monetary compensation. You need an experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated attorney on your side.
Get a Comprehensive Evaluation of Any Legal Claims Regarding Your Serious Spinal Cord Injury
Whether you suffered a serious spinal cord injury, a catastrophic injury, or “just” a ruptured or herniated disk, our attorneys welcome the opportunity to listen and advise you. Call or e-mail our law office to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer.