Getting Diagnosis and Treatment of Spine Injuries after Car Accidents, Falls, and Sports Accidents
Currently, almost half a million people in the United States are living with a spinal cord injury and some degree of paralysis. Every year, another 10,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury.
- Four out of five of those injury victims are males between the ages of 16 and 20. Nearly half of whom were hurt in motor vehicle accidents — car accidents, truck crashes, motorcycle accidents, ATV wrecks.
- Slightly more than 20 percent of spinal cord injuries are due to falls from heights, such as can happen in recreational accidents, construction site accidents, and faulty construction accidents, such as staircase or deck collapses. Depending on the level of injury, the person may suffer paraplegia or quadriplegia.
- Less dramatic, though no less serious, falls become more common after age 45 — slip-and-fall accidents, trip-and-fall accidents. These can cause herniated discs, which cause lasting, severe pain that limits the injured person's activities and diminishes quality of life.
- About eight (8) percent of spinal cord injuries are the result of sports and rec accidents, often diving accidents, which commonly result in quadriplegia because it injures the cervical vertebrae.
In order to achieve maximum physical recovery, our clients will have many medical and rehabilitation needs. These can be tremendously costly, adding up to hundreds of thousands, even millions, of dollars over a lifetime.
- The client will need therapy to relearn basic skills for independent living.
- A child may require an educational assistant or extra educational services.
- An adult may no longer be able to do the job he or she once held and job retraining may be needed.
- Adaptations are usually needed for the home and workplace to accommodate equipment.
Getting the Compensation You Need
The personal injury attorneys at Abramson Smith Waldsmith, LLP, have a proven track record of holding responsible parties accountable for the injuries they cause due to their negligent or reckless actions.
Our job is to ensure you receive the best, most appropriate, medical care for your injuries.
- We access a variety of medical experts when needed to document the scope of injury and disability.
- We work with medical rehabilitation specialists to understand the short-term and long-term prospects for your recovery.
- If severe injuries will prevent you from working, or you cannot hold the position you once had, we work with forensic economists to understand how these financial losses will affect you across the span of your work life.
We invest the resources necessary to accomplish our goal of securing fair compensation for your losses.
For more information or to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced spinal cord injury lawyer, contact Abramson Smith Waldsmith, LLP. Or call us at 415-421-7995 or toll free at 888-745-2988.