Spinal Cord Damage
Personal Injury Attorney in Joplin & Rogers/Bentonville
Injury of any form to your spinal cord could lead to immediate and permanent
consequences. If you have been in an accident that was not your fault
and are now suffering due to back and spine injury, you must be prepared
to strengthen your case to its maximum potential. By retaining the services
of our Joplin, Springfield & Rogers/Bentonville personal injury attorneys,
you not only get a team that is compassionate and trustworthy but you
also get a group of professionals who have
more than 140 years of collective legal and trial experience.
Taking your case to the next level should not be an uphill battle. At Johnson,
Vorhees & Martucci, we want to make this experience as easy on you
as possible. One of the many ways we put your priorities before our own
is by offering contingency fee agreements: you will not owe us any attorney
fees unless we win your case! Furthermore, when we do get paid, it is
only out of a percentage of your winnings so you never have to worry about
taking anything out of your own pocket.
Don’t forget your
case evaluation is FREE. Request yours today to begin.
Causes & Consequences of Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord is one of the most sensitive parts of our bodies. The bundles
of nerves that run and down our spines and allow the control of most of
our limbs and organs can be severely damaged in accidents great and small.
To prevent catastrophic spinal cord injury, negligence must not be a part
of our day-to-day activities.
Commonplace accidents that may result in spine damage include:
Harm caused to the spinal cord could cause:
- Limb paralysis (total or partial)
- Loss of bowel control
- Pain walking, standing, or sitting
- Agonizing muscle spasms
Necessary Compensation After Spinal Injury
A person who has suffered a spinal cord injury can feel the impacts and
consequences both immediately and permanently. Day-to-day life can become
a struggle as a direct result of their condition. Initial treatments may
help control or reduce the damage but oftentimes this is not enough. Extensive
treatments, dangerous surgeries, and lifelong rehabilitation are often
necessary to fully care for a person who has experienced a traumatic spinal
cord injury. All of the consequences of a spine injury require maximized
compensation, for treatments will be expensive.
Compensation in a spinal injury case should include:
Emergency medical attention: A person who has suffered a spinal cord injury must be hospitalized immediately.
Oftentimes, the emergency room is necessary for a sudden operation. Health
insurance usually only covers a small portion of the cost of emergency
Hospitalization: In some cases, the vast majority of a person’s medical bills account
for hospitalization and in-patient care. Due to the fact that a spinal
injury can literally take someone off their feet for weeks or months and
jeopardize their health considerably, extended hospital stays are often
Rehabilitation: After release from the hospital, a person with a spinal cord injury will
most likely need intense rehabilitation for years in order to regain control
of any paralyzed limbs, or to prevent any further degeneration.
Lost wages: A person with a spinal cord injury may be able to collect leave-of-absence
pay, workers’ compensation, or Social Security Disability benefits.
The financial aid collected from these programs is rarely equivalent to
what they would have earned in their lifetime had they never been severely
injured. Compensation for spinal damage claims should include lost wages
to cover this gap.
Pain and suffering: Nominal damages in a personal injury case include emotional trauma and
general grief. Few incidents can cause more pain, suffering, and loss
of wellbeing as a spinal cord injury. Nominal damages are generally two
to ten times the actual cost of total medical bills.
Legal Advocates You Can Trust
Our Joplin personal injury lawyers are committed to the wellbeing of our
clients from the very first moment they
contact us. We have heard simply too many stories of impersonal, uncaring attorneys
representing clients without the compassion and tenacity required to secure
a victory. When you work with our team, we know that you will see right
away just how badly we want to see you comfortable and care for once again.
For your spinal injury case, call 417.313.1130 today.