Spinal Injuries

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Understanding the Scope of Spinal Cord Damage in America

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, there are currently more than 250,000 men, women, and children living with spinal cord damage in the United States today. Healthcare costs for these injuries approach $4 billion annually. Spinal cord damage can be extremely severe, debilitating, and life-altering. If you are experiencing severe pain and difficulties after a spinal cord injury caused by another person's negligence, turn to The Law Office of Michael R. Loewen for a trusted spinal cord injury lawyer in Sacramento.

What Are the Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries?

Car accidents are among the most common causes of spinal cord injuries. Particularly in cases where the vehicle is struck from behind, a collision can cause a victim's body to be "whipped" or snapped forward and backward suddenly. This puts immense strain on the spine. Some relatively mild cases will result in temporary damage to the muscle and soft tissue.

There are cases, however, where the damage is much more severe and the vertebrae, discs, and / or joints are impacted. If the actual structure of the spinal column is disrupted, the damage can be very extensive and even life-threatening. Some major causes of spinal cord injuries include:

  • Swimming pool / diving accidents
  • Sports accidents
  • Recreational accidents involving snowboarding, skiing, and other activities
  • Medical malpractice
  • Slip and falls

Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injuries

It is important to seek medical attention immediately if someone has suffered or may have suffered a spinal injury. Prompt emergency care is crucial to treating your condition, as well as documenting essential evidence for your claim. Pay attention to the following symptoms of spinal cord damage:

  • Pain and numbing in the limbs
  • Tingling in the neck or back
  • Loss of bowel/bladder control
  • Spasms
  • Difficulties with mobility and balance
  • Lack of sensation to hot and cold
  • Breathing difficulties

Our Sacramento Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Can Help You

If someone in your family has suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident caused or partially caused by a third party, we at The Law Office of Michael R. Loewen would like to encourage you to contact our office as quickly as possible. Our Sacramento spinal injury lawyers are here to help you pursue any possible avenue of compensation. We are experienced in representing injury victims and passionate about helping our clients pursue the justice they deserve. We may be able to put you in touch with world-class spinal surgeons and neurologists, even if you don't have medical insurance.

Call our spinal cord injury lawyer in Sacramento today to schedule your complimentary case review session.

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the long-term effects of a spinal cord injury?

The long-term effects of a spinal cord injury can vary depending on the severity and location of the injury. Common long-term effects include paralysis, loss of sensation, chronic pain, bowel and bladder dysfunction, respiratory problems, and increased risk of secondary health complications.

How long does it take to recover from a spinal cord injury?

The recovery time for a spinal cord injury varies for each individual and depends on the severity of the injury. Some people may experience partial recovery within a few months, while others may require years of rehabilitation and therapy. It's important to consult with medical professionals for an accurate assessment of recovery time.

What legal options are available for spinal cord injury victims?

Spinal cord injury victims may have legal options to seek compensation for their injuries. This can include filing a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party, pursuing a workers' compensation claim if the injury occurred at work, or seeking benefits from insurance policies. It's important to consult with a knowledgeable attorney to understand the specific legal options available in each case.

How can a spinal cord injury lawyer help?

A spinal cord injury lawyer can provide valuable legal assistance and guidance throughout the process of seeking compensation. They can help gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, calculate damages, and represent the injured individual in court if necessary. An experienced lawyer can ensure that the victim's rights are protected and that they receive fair compensation for their injuries.

What types of damages can be claimed in a spinal cord injury case?

In a spinal cord injury case, various types of damages can be claimed. These can include medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life. An experienced attorney can assess the specific damages applicable to each case and help maximize the compensation.

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