Although money can’t buy your happiness, it can improve your quality of life, especially if you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident caused by someone else’s careless or negligent behavior. The experienced personal injury lawyers at BPCAB Law know how spinal damage can have catastrophic consequences on your quality of life. Spinal cord injuries can run the spectrum from mild to severe. However, the complications they can cause can be significant and affect you for years to come or permanently.
Most people assume that the elderly and young children are the most prone to spinal cord injuries due to their frailty and the tenderness of developing vertebrae. Ironically, it’s the complete opposite. The majority of spinal cord injuries – roughly 80% – happen to healthy males between 15 and 30 years of age. This demographic typically engages in physically taxing or potentially dangerous activities such as attempting stunts seen in the movies or on TV, contact sports, and fighting.
Based on past cases, the 6 most common causes of spinal cord injuries that we’re familiar with at BPCAB Law are:
If you or a loved one has suffered a mild to severe spinal cord injury, you should talk with one of our personal injury lawyers immediately after undergoing medical treatment.
Where the types of spinal cord injuries that an individual can suffer are concerned, there is a broad range of these injuries and different levels of severity to consider. Any spinal cord injury results in damage to the spine and its components (discs, nerves, vertebrae, etc.). In most cases, the damage will impede the flow of information from the brain to the body. Spinal cord injuries are usually classified as complete or incomplete and are explained as follows:
In the more severe cases, the individual is partially paralyzed (paraplegia or paralysis of the legs, pelvic organs, and trunk) or completely paralyzed (quadriplegia or paralysis of everything from the neck down).
Calculating the amount of compensation, you may be entitled to for a spinal cord injury can be a difficult endeavor based on the many factors that are involved. The factors that your BPCAB Law spinal cord injury lawyer will take into consideration when figuring the amount of compensation, you receive for your case are based on 6 factors:
While medical expenses typically comprise a significant percentage of the damages in personal injury cases, we also take the overall financial impact into consideration as well as the resulting quality of life associated with your spinal cord injury. Every spinal cord injury case is different and so is the financial impact the injured individual incurs. The total value of your case will be based on:
As your legal representative, your BPCAB Law spinal cord injury lawyer can help determine how much you should be compensated for your injuries and suffering.
With the variations in the extent and severity of spinal cord injuries, it’s important to seek the guidance of an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have the experience and expertise needed to handle you claim, we are expert negotiators and skilled in legal processes, and we understand how to value your case. Over the years, we have won millions of dollars as compensation for our clients and understand all aspects of such claims.
For more information about fling a personal injury claim for your spinal cord injury, contact BPCAB Law today at (800) 276-0973 to discuss your case with an experienced personal injury lawyer.