Everyday more than 30 people suffer a Spinal Cord Injury in the United States alone. While many advances have been made in the treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries, it does not mean your life will immediately go back to normal.
If you have sustained a spinal cord injury or if someone you love is one of the 11,000 people in the United States who suffer a spinal cord injury each year, please contact The Law Offices of Kevin F. Kurgis Co., LPA for a free initial consultation and case evaluation.*
Our legal team has won financial compensation on behalf of clients who have suffered paraplegia, quadriplegia, and other spinal cord injuries due to the negligence of others. We’d like to help you also.
Spinal Cord Injuries
People with spinal cord injuries require extensive medical treatment; mental, physical, and vocational therapy; and assistance with daily life. The costs are enormous. At The Law Offices of Kevin F. Kurgis Co., LPA, we believe the organization or person that caused your injury should be held responsible for the damages and losses you have suffered. We will aggressively pursue compensation for your injury, pain, and suffering, current and future lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life.
People who suffer from spinal cord injuries often see their lives turned upside down. Although there are different severity levels of this type of injury, anytime there is damage to the bones and nerves of the spine, the damages are often irreversible. Depending on the specific injury, victims may notice changes – either partially or completely – in movement or sensation. This can affect all areas of their lives.
Main Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Injuries of the spine are caused by a variety of things. The most common cause is car accidents; most common for those under the age of 45. Falls are the second-leading cause; most common for those over the age of 45. Other causes include:
- Gunshot wounds
- Motorcycle accidents
- Diving accidents
- Surgical and medical complications
Life Changes Due to Spinal Cord Injuries
When the spinal cord is injured, there are severe psychosocial and physical consequences, and most victims do not experience complete recovery of neurologic conditions. This results in the need to make modifications in many areas of life, and it not only burdens the victim, but their friends, family, employers, and members of society as well.
Immediately after the accident, and often for months after, there is extensive medical care such as surgery, which is terribly expensive. Once the situation is stabilized, patients go through the years, and often a lifetime, of rehabilitation and recovery. Rehabilitation and recovery may include:
- Rehabilitative exercises
- Functional electrical stimulation
- Epidural stimulation
- Robotic-assisted therapy
Injury victims work with a number of healthcare professionals, along with medical experts, through their recovery. These include:
- Physical therapists – help patients regain stamina, flexibility, and strength as well as teach techniques for maneuvering a wheelchair and getting in and out of one
- Psychologists – help patients adjust to the new way of being and suggest strategies to deal with changes
- Social workers – assist with the transition back home and make changes that make the home accessible
- Occupational therapists – these help the victim learn how to be independent in everyday activities such as dressing, eating, and bathing
- Recreational therapists – help patients return to leisure and recreational activities
If the injured victim can return to work, their employer will need to make reasonable accommodations to help the employee work productively. For other victims, returning to their previous jobs is not likely, which means they need to learn new skills or go back to school for a new job. The injuries of some victims prevent them from holding a job, resulting in the need to adjust financially and mentally to living a disabled life in which work in not possible.
When you have an injury as serious and life-changing as a Spinal Cord Injury, you’ll want an attorney who has a successful track record. Don’t let a lawyer use your case to learn about spinal cord injuries. Contact us today. You will pay no attorney fee unless we win compensation for you.
And remember, “I don’t get paid, unless you get paid.”
The personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kevin Kurgis serve serious injury and wrongful death cases in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, Dayton, Parma, Canton, Youngstown, Lorain, Hamilton, Springfield, Kettering, Elyria, Lakewood, Cuyahoga Falls, Euclid, Middletown, Mansfield, Newark, Findlay, Urbana, Chillicothe and Zanesville OH areas.
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