The National Spinal Cord Injury Association reports as many as 450,000 individuals living in the United States have endured a spinal cord injury (SCI). Each year, a supposed 17,000 new spinal cord injuries appear in the United States. Most spinal cord injuries result from trauma to the vertebral column, which affects the spinal cord's ability to transmit and receive messages from the brain to the body's systems that command motor, autonomic, and sensory function below the level of injury. If you have had a spinal cord injury and seek legal assistance, please contact The Cochran Firm today for your free, no-obligation initial consultation.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that spinal cord injuries cost the United States approximately $9.7 billion every year. Spinal cord injuries can result from many occurrences. From bull riding-related to motor vehicle accidents, SCIs are life-altering and costly injuries. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries for younger individuals, while falls are the primary cause for those aged 65 or higher.
Here are some common causes of SCIs:
Because SCIs have various causes, legal accountability will depend on the specific circumstances surrounding the incident that led to the injury. For example, in a car accident, the at-fault party may be the driver of the other vehicle. A spinal cord injury caused by a fall at a park may become the park owner's fault for failing to maintain safe grounds. In a work-related circumstance, an injured worker may have a case against a third party or a workers' compensation claim. If a defective product caused a spinal cord injury, the manufacturer could be liable.
By careful investigation of the cause and contributing factors, The Cochran Firm can determine who should be brought to justice. Please contact us today for your free, no-obligation initial consultation.
Having dealt with a catastrophic incident such as a spinal cord injury, victims may feel alone. Thankfully, The Cochran Firm's spinal cord injury lawyers are here to stick by your side throughout life's next step.
Those who have sustained an SCI or helped a loved one recover from one must face difficult choices during an extremely challenging time. Family members and patients must often make prompt medical decisions that will affect the victim's long-term prognosis, even as they fight to accept the situation's reality. When an SCI results from another person's negligence, it is crucially important to hire an attorney with a track record of spinal cord injury cases. It is imperative to obtain a lawyer who can help ensure that the injured person receives excellent medical care and holds liable individuals accountable. During such challenging times, consulting with a Cochran Firm spinal cord injury attorney can advise the victim's family in making choices that will result in that individual acquiring the best available care.
Lawyers who represent those living with paralysis understand experimental procedures and top-tier care facilities that families and victims may not know about. They also support victims, dismissing the pressures from outside individuals to choose less effective care options. A skilled attorney will deal with any legal or insurance-related problems, allowing the victims and their families to focus on rehabilitation and recovery. It is imperative to consult an attorney as soon as possible after sustaining a spinal cord injury. Several medical decisions must be made within the first few hours following an accident. At The Cochran Firm, our spinal cord injury attorneys have helped many victims of spinal cord injury victims, supporting them in receiving the best available care to secure the optimal quality of life in the wake of a catastrophic injury.
If you or a loved one has innocently developed a spinal cord injury from another's negligence, The Cochran Firm can help. Our skilled spinal cord injury attorneys will identify the responsible parties and seek extensive damages for the tragedy that has befallen you or your loved one. If you have been diagnosed with an SCI, you could be facing extensive medical bills related to tests and treatment.
Additionally, your spinal cord injury may have debilitated you to the point that you cannot work, indicating that hospital bills will continue to be more and more challenging to pay. If the circumstance causing this SCI was not your fault, you might be fit for receiving monetary compensation to better take care of your future. Please contact The Cochran Firm today for your free, no-obligation initial consultation.