Back and Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord is essential in controlling your sensation, strength, and bodily functions. When the spinal cord becomes injured, the effects can be permanent and devastating. Over 275,000 Americans are living with spinal cord injuries. These are staggering numbers. What’s even more concerning is that the leading cause of spinal cord injuries—auto and motorcycle accidents—happen every day. Slip and fall accidents, recreation/sports injuries, acts of violence, or injuries that arise from faulty products or medical procedures are also common causes of spinal cord injuries. Tragically, these accidents are often caused by the negligence and carelessness of another.
Helping Victims of Devastating Spinal Cord Injuries
We know that facing a serious spinal injury is devastating, expensive, and complicated. If your injuries were caused by the negligence of another, you now have legal issues to handle on top of medical care and learning to live with your injury. You don’t have to navigate this path alone.
The attorneys at Rubenstein Law have the experience and skill needed to handle a complex spinal cord injury case. Due to the severity of spinal cord injuries, it is critical to retain the best experts available who can document and analyze the damages. Our attorneys will use expert reports and testimony to show why you deserve the most compensation possible. Some examples of compensable damages are:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Loss of earning potential and/or cost of job retraining
- Home modifications, wheelchairs, and other mobility aids
- In-home healthcare
- Psychological care
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
The personal injury lawyers at Rubenstein Law want to help ease your burden. Let us take care of your case, manage the complexity of insurance, and help you make informed decisions regarding you or your loved one’s options.
The decisions you make today can affect the rest of your life.
Doctors identify spinal cord injuries by level, based on injury location. Injuries are also classified as either complete or incomplete; complete means that no nerve signals travel below the point of injury, which causes paralysis below that point. Incomplete means some signals can pass, so there is some control and sensation.
Symptoms of spinal cord injuries may include:
- Partial or complete paralysis
- Changes in strength, sensation or bodily control
- Muscle spasms
- Numbness or tingling
- Sexual dysfunction
- Breathing difficulty
- Bowel and/or bladder dysfunction
- Digestive Issues
- Pain or intense sensation
The symptoms and complications of a spinal cord injury are serious and life-changing. They require extensive medical treatment and lifestyle changes. The initial hospitalization for a spinal cord injury can climb well over $100,000. Continuing care is expensive and can reach millions over the lifetime of a patient.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to another’s negligence, contact Rubenstein Law. We will fight to get you the money you need and deserve to take care of yourself and your family. For a free consult, call now. We are here 24/7, nights and weekends to answer your call.