Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts spinal cord injury lawyer has handled numerous matters involving injury claims arising from accidents in which the victim suffers damage to their spinal cord or central nervous system.
The spinal cord plays a pivotal role in the body’s functioning and is a conduit for motor and sensory information as well as a center for coordinating refluxes. Any damage to the spinal cord can severely impact your ability to perform simple tasks, and even walking or talking. Spinal cord injuries can occur after any major accident, but often result from car accidents and work-related accidents. If you have been the victim of an accident resulting in injuries to your spinal cord, you should seek the advice and expertise of an experienced personal injury attorney.
Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord serves an important role in the nervous system and carries signals between your body and your brain. Any injury to the spinal cord disrupts this flow of information and depending on the severity of the injury, can lead to permanent paralysis. An “incomplete” spinal cord injury involves only damage to the vertebrae which make up the spinal cord and include tissue tearing or nerve impact. In an incomplete spinal cord injury, you will still have movement and some sensation below the injury. A “complete” spinal cord injury often leads to paralysis since the spinal cord can no longer send signals below the point of the injury.
Spinal cord injuries have the potential to drastically impact your standard of living and your ability to complete routine tasks. If you are able to maintain normal functioning and movement below the spinal cord injury, you will most likely need rehabilitative care to get back to the level you were at prior to the injury. If you received a “complete” spinal cord injury, you will most likely need rehabilitative care for years to come, as well as medicine and braces to assist you in day to day activities. If you have been the victim of an accident resulting in a spinal cord injury, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Future wages and earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
As the victim of an accident which led to a spinal cord injury, you should not be responsible for taking care of these expenses on your own, but instead the responsible party should be held accountable for your injuries.
Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney
If you have received a spinal cord injury after a serious accident, do not hesitate to contact Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts spinal cord injury lawyer. Our attorney is well experienced in handling cases relating to spinal cord injuries and the repercussions stemming from these accidents. Spinal cord injuries often result in a complete change of lifestyle which come with high medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation efforts, and sometimes full staff nursing care. You should not have to shoulder this burden alone. Contact our West Hartford, Glastonbury, or Enfield office today for your initial free consultation.