If you've already undergone a spinal cord injury, then you are aware of the difficult and painful reality that exists after such an injury. Unfortunately, the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) reports that approximately 12,000 Americans suffer a spinal cord injury per year.
After a spinal cord injury occurs, it is very possible that you will suffer permanent impairments, a lifetime worth of expensive treatments, and possibly paralysis. Our Boca Raton injury lawyer at Canter Law has helped countless victims of spinal cord injuries seek financial damages from the negligent party that caused their injury. To contact us and see if we can help you for free, please call us at 561-447-4500.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injury
The NSCISC reports that the majority of spinal cord injuries occur in motor vehicle accidents with the next most common cause being falls. They can also happen any time that a severe enough force or trauma was acted upon your body and caused a neck or back injury.
Other causes of spinal cord injuries can be the following:
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Boat accidents
- Bus accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Recreational and sports injuries
Whatever the cause, a spinal cord injury will undoubtedly affect you for the rest of your life and can often cause the following horrible symptoms:
- Broken back
- Spinal cord compression
- Loss of bladder control
- Loss of sexual function
The Cost of a Spinal Cord Injury
Since a spinal cord injury may result in permanent disability, the hardship that it places upon you and your family doesn't end at the physical suffering. Spinal cord injuries can require a lifetime of medical care and rehabilitation. Oftentimes, those with spinal cord injuries are unable to return to work and their families have to worry about the financial burden and loss of benefits.
Our South Florida attorney can help you and your family seek financial compensation if your injury was due to the negligence of another. Contact Canter Law as soon as you're injured so that we can help you interface with the other involved parties and your insurance company. Coverage for a lifelong condition can be very difficult to get insurance companies to pay for, so it's imperative to act fast. We will review your case for free and you pay nothing unless we win an award or settlement for you. Call us today at 561-447-4500.