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Spinal cord injuries can be devastating, preventing you from working, performing daily activities, or even caring for your family. If you were involved in an accident and suffered spinal cord injuries, you must take legal action as soon as possible. At Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers, our spinal cord injury lawyers have extensive experience handling complex spinal cord injury claims and know what it takes to recover maximum compensation.

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How Can a Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Help?

If you were involved in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another and you suffered spinal cord injuries, you must take legal action as soon as possible. 
A spinal cord injury attorney at Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers has the resources to investigate your case and hire expert witnesses such as a forensic accountant and a medical expert, who you may need to weigh in on estimating your future losses and required treatment costs. 

Our legal team can also help by:

  • Investigating the accident
  • Gathering and analyzing evidence
  • Consulting experts
  • Filing paperwork
  • Handling all interactions with the insurance company
  • Negotiating with the claims adjuster
  • Filing a lawsuit

What Are the Different Types of Spinal Cord Injuries?

Spinal cord injuries can be categorized into two main types: complete and incomplete injuries.

Complete Spinal Cord Injury

With a complete spinal cord injury, there is a total loss of sensation and motor function below the level of the injury. This means that the individual has no voluntary movement or sensation in the affected areas of the body. Complete injuries are typically caused by severe trauma, such as a fracture or dislocation of the vertebrae, that completely severs the spinal cord.

Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

With an incomplete spinal cord injury, there is some degree of preserved sensation or motor function below the level of the injury. This means that the individual may retain partial movement or sensation in certain parts of the body. Common types of incomplete spinal cord injuries include anterior cord syndrome, central cord syndrome, Brown-Sequard syndrome, and cauda equina syndrome.

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What Are the Common Causes Of Spinal Cord Injuries?

Spinal cord injuries often occur due to preventable accidents or incidents where someone fails to exercise reasonable care, leading to harm or injury to another person.
Common causes of spinal cord injuries include:

Auto Accidents

Motor vehicle collisions are common causes of spinal cord injuries. The common types of automobile accidents that often cause these serious injuries include:

Rear-End Collisions

Drivers who fail to maintain a safe following distance or stop abruptly can cause rear-end accidents, resulting in whiplash injuries or spinal cord trauma.

Intersection Accidents

Negligent drivers who run red lights, fail to yield, or engage in reckless driving behaviors can cause intersection collisions, leading to severe spinal cord injuries.

Slip and Falls

The types of slip and fall accidents that can cause spinal cord injuries include:

Unsafe Premises

Property owners or managers who fail to address hazardous conditions such as wet floors, uneven surfaces, or inadequate lighting can be liable for slip and fall accidents resulting in spinal cord injuries.

Negligent Maintenance

Failure to maintain walkways, staircases, handrails, or elevators in a safe condition can contribute to slip and fall accidents, leading to spinal cord trauma.

Workplace Accidents

Workplace accidents can also result in spinal cord injuries. These types of workplace accidents include:

Construction Site Accidents

Employers, contractors, or property owners who disregard safety regulations, fail to provide proper training, or neglect to implement safety protocols can be held liable for workplace accidents resulting in spinal cord injuries.

Machinery Accidents

Employers who fail to maintain or inspect machinery, provide adequate safety guards, or enforce proper usage protocols can be responsible for workplace accidents causing spinal cord trauma.

Medical Malpractice

Medical errors and negligence that can result in spinal cord injuries include:

Surgical Errors

Surgeons, anesthesiologists, or medical staff who make mistakes during spinal surgeries, fail to monitor patients properly, or administer incorrect medications can cause spinal cord injuries due to medical negligence.

Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis

Healthcare professionals who misdiagnose spinal cord conditions, delay treatment, or fail to recognize warning signs of spinal injuries can be liable for medical malpractice.

What is the Average Cost of Spinal Cord Injuries?

Acute Medical Care

The initial medical treatment for a spinal cord injury typically involves emergency room care, hospitalization, surgery, and intensive care unit services. These acute medical expenses can amount to tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars, depending on the severity of the injury and any associated complications.

Rehabilitation Services

After the acute phase, individuals with spinal cord injuries often require extensive rehabilitation services to maximize their recovery and regain functional independence. Rehabilitation may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and vocational rehabilitation. The cost of rehabilitation can range from thousands to tens of thousands of dollars per month, depending on the duration and intensity of therapy.

Assistive Devices and Equipment

Spinal cord injury patients may need various assistive devices and durable medical equipment to enhance mobility, independence, and quality of life. 

This may include:

  • Wheelchairs
  • Braces
  • Walkers
  • Canes
  • Wheelchairs
  • Braces
  • Walkers
  • Canes

The cost of these items can add up to tens of thousands of dollars or more, depending on individual needs and preferences.

Medications and Medical Supplies

Spinal cord injury patients often require ongoing medical care and prescription medications to manage pain, prevent infections, treat complications, and address other health issues. Additionally, they may need specialized medical supplies such as catheters, wound care products, and pressure-relieving cushions. The cost of medications and medical supplies can vary widely depending on the specific needs of the individual.

Home Care and Personal Assistance

Many individuals with spinal cord injuries require ongoing assistance with activities of daily living, personal care, and household tasks. This may involve hiring caregivers, home health aides, or other professional assistance. The cost of home care services can vary depending on the level of care needed and whether it is provided by family members or paid caregivers.

Long-Term Care and Maintenance

Spinal cord injuries are often associated with long-term or lifelong disabilities that require ongoing medical care and support. The cost of long-term care and maintenance can be significant, including expenses for medical appointments, follow-up care, adaptive technology, and personal assistance services.

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If you sustained spinal cord injuries in an accident or incident caused by the negligence of another, contact Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers today to schedule a free legal consultation. Our spinal cord injury lawyers have decades of experience fighting insurance companies for the compensation our clients deserve and can provide the dedicated and knowledgeable legal guidance and advice you need during this difficult time. Contact us today to schedule your free legal consultation.

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