Spinal Cord Injury FAQs
Information from Our Phoenix Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
Spinal cord injury can result in a loss of function, including mobility and sensation. These devastating injuries can have serious physical, emotional, social, and financial consequences for the victim. At Cullan and Cullan , serving Arizona, Missouri, and Kansas, our spinal cord injury lawyers have more than 20 years of experience helping injury victims understand their rights.
What are common causes of spinal cord injury?
There are a large number of events that can cause a spinal cord injury, including auto accidents, semi tractor trailer accidents, motorcycle accidents, falls, swimming pool accidents, medical malpractice, birth injury, and workplace accidents. If the event that caused your spinal cord injury was, in some part, caused by another’s negligence or carelessness, you may be able to file a personal injury claim and obtain compensation for your injuries. At our firm, our spinal cord injury lawyers use their extensive medical and legal training to prepare strong cases for victims of negligence. Our goal is to help you obtain the necessary compensation to restore your quality of life as fully as possible.
What are some of the effects of a spinal cord injury?
The effects of spinal cord injuries vary based on the location and severity of the damage, but traumatic injuries radically change the life of the victim, causing some degree of paralysis, or loss of muscle function, in various areas of the body. Typically, spinal cord injury leads to either quadriplegia (paralysis of arms and legs, and the upper part of the body) or paraplegia (paralysis of the legs and the lower part of the body). Regardless of the location or type of damage, victims of spinal cord injuries face extensive challenges.
What if I’m permanently disabled?
Unfortunately, spinal cord injury is almost always a life-changing event. The cost of maintaining quality of life after such an injury can be enormous, and medical treatment will be required for rest of your life. Patients may require ongoing physical and occupational therapy, attendant care, pain medications, prosthetics, and more. Additionally, more than 30 percent of spinal cord injury patients require hospital admission every year for surgery, infections, decubitus ulcers, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary emboli, bladder infections, pneumonia, and other respiratory complications.
It can be hard to consider all of the continuing care needs and the long-term financial effects of spinal cord injury. For this reason, it is important to contact us to speak with our spinal cord injury lawyers. Our attorneys will assist victims and their families in estimating future costs of care to ensure fair and adequate compensation.
Should I contact a lawyer?
Yes. If the spinal cord injury was caused by the negligence or carelessness of another, it may be possible to receive compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. At Cullan and Cullan our lawyers can help jurors understand the devastating effects of a spinal cord injury and the tremendous cost of medical care that will be needed throughout your life.
Our spinal cord injury lawyers aggressively litigate your claim to help restore your life and prevent injury to others. We use our extensive medical and legal knowledge to thoroughly review and prepare your case and protect your rights. Contact Cullan and Cullan today to learn more.