Suffer a traumatic fall related spinal cord injury?
Behind auto related accidents, falls are the most common cause of spinal cord damage. Slips, trips and falls have a more negative affect on persons above the age of forty-five as osteoporosis and other similar diseases that can leave an elder in harm’s way. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident or injury that has resulted in spinal cord damage you may be entitled to compensation for both injuries and pain and suffering. The legal experts at Kane & Silverman can help you recover the damages you deserve from neglect, reckless behavior, and dangerous products. Finding an attorney that you can trust can be difficult especially with the additional emotional and financial stress you are under from the accident. The personal injury lawyers have secured benefits and settlements for many types of spinal cord injury claims including the following expenses:
•travel expenses for care
•non-covered health insurance expenses
•life long medical care
•support services for family
Effects of a Spinal Cord Injury
There are physical effects, psychological effects and emotional effects that are associated with neck and back injuries. An experienced spinal cord injury law firm will work with medical professionals and other professionals to accurately asses the full lifetime needs of a client. The personal injury lawyers at Kane & Silverman will ensure that future medical expenses, pain and suffering, and medical expenses are incorporated into your claim.
•loss of sensation
•loss of motor functioning
•inability to control bowel and bladder
•loss of fertility
•inability to breathe
•low blood pressure
•inability to control of body temperature
Do you have a Legal Case?
There are a few ways in which there is a legal basis for a spinal cord injury lawsuit. Most spinal cord injury lawsuits are a byproduct of negligence. In other words, your attorney has to prove that the defendant is legally responsible or at fault. A personal injury case generally requires that the person injured file the suit, but in some cases a family member or loved one may be able to. Family members of a spinal cord injury victim who died because of the accident or injury may be eligible to file a wrongful death suit in which case compensation may consist of lost wages, hospitalization, pain and suffering, and funeral expenses. A third instance which holds a legal basis for presenting a lawsuit deals with defective products or dangerous products. The following are the more common instances that result in back injuries and spinal cord injuries:
More than 11,000 people experience a spinal cord injury each year in the United States. Some suffer chronic pain, some suffer paralysis, and some even death. If you think you have a legal claim please visit the Spinal Cord Information Center and contact the legal experts at Kane & Silverman for a free case evaluation. Contact a spinal cord injury attorney toll free at 866-484-6992 or at one of our following offices to set up an appointment: