Spinal cord injuries can create physical pain that may never go away after a traumatic injury. The Law Office of Brian K Branch, we care about the outcome of your situation after you went through a personal injury. We have the resources to litigate any case and get you the compensation you deserve. Some spinal cord injury victims never reach out to a lawyer when they very likely have a case.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to our office at 505-207-4401 for a free case review. We know how urgent the matter can be when you can no longer live like you once did before the injury. We stand up to insurance companies and make them pay out the compensation that is rightfully yours.
It is not always easy to obtain a spinal cord injury settlement. It takes time to calculate damages and negotiate the damages you are entitled to. Since spinal cord injuries are mostly catastrophic and hardly ever minor, long-term pain and health effects are usually present. The spinal cord works with the brain to aid in muscle movement throughout your body.
There are multiple types of spinal cord injuries that doctors see. The first is injury affecting the arms, hands and pelvis (tetraplegia or quadriplegia). The second type is injuries affecting the hips and legs (lumbar). The third is injuries affecting the chest and abdomen area (thoracic). The fourth affects the neck and head (cervical). Cervical spinal cord injuries are the most common of the four and account for over half of all spinal cord injuries that happen every year.
The types of damages you may be able to recover if you suffered a spinal cord injury due to a car accident or other personal injury are medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and wrongful death damages due to negligence.
Usually medical bills add up for such an injury because hospital stays can be extended. Cost of prescription drugs needed to take during recovery may not be covered under insurance. Rehab and doctors’ visits also play a huge role in recovery and can be costly.
The time spent not a work, if you can work again after such a serious injury can be compensated in a spinal cord injury case.
Pain and suffering damages are straight forward because lasting emotional and physical pain can take a toll on a victim for years if not permanently depending on the severity of the injury.
Finally, spinal cord injuries resulting in death are rarer but do happen. The family of the victim can file a lawsuit against the negligent party to recover pain and suffering and financial damages due to the financial impacts left behind from the family member.
Contact us today at 505-207-4401 with your spinal cord injury case whether it resulted in serious pain and suffering or wrongful death for you or your family member.