Spinal cord injuries, as with any severe injury, bring deep emotional trauma in addition to the physical toll they take. Of the estimated 11,000 spinal cord injuries that occur every year, up to 10,000 individuals are left permanently paralyzed, and many die. Sadly, spinal cord trauma is most often experienced by young and healthy individuals, leaving victims and their families to face many years of expenses and emotional trauma.
42% of spinal cord injuries are the result of a motor vehicle accident, though many of these injuries are also the result of a sports-related accident, fall or other sudden event. This type of injury affects the nerves that control both feeling and mobility which varies based upon which part of the spinal cord is damaged. A severe neck injury, for example, can lead to varying degrees of paralysis known as paraplegia, hemiplegia or quadriplegia. Spinal cord damage can also cause scar tissue on the spinal cord, spinal stenosis or pinched nerves, or other permanent and debilitating injuries that also must be considered.
Because we specialize in severe cases including spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and severe bodily injuries, we know how to interact and work with physicians who specialize in treating these types of injuries. We understand the diagnostic tools used to properly diagnose and prove the permanency of the injury and the full extent of the loss. We work with skilled vocational rehabilitation specialists and economists to determine what future needs will be required and what it will cost before we would ever walk into a courtroom.
With both experience and compassion, the Didier Law Firm is ready to help you. We have extensive experience with cases involving spinal cord injuries and the complex accidents that often cause them. If you or a loved one have experienced a brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, please call the Didier Law Firm to discuss your legal case.