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Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

Chicago personal injury attorney, David Nemeroff aggressively defends victims who have suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of another party's negligent behaviors. A spinal cord injury can be life altering to the victim's life forever.

Spinal cord injuries can be severe and life altering. The result of a spinal cord injury can be paralysis in the form of paraplegia or quadriplegia. When a person suffers from paralysis, they suffer the loss of the body's muscle function. This is caused by faulty messaging between the brain and the muscles. Paraplegia is typically the result of trauma to the upper half of the spinal cord. This causes paralysis of the lower half of the body. A person is considered a quadriplegic when all both legs and both arms are paralyzed. A person is considered a parapalegic if they are paralyzed in both arms or both legs. When a person becomes a quadriplegic, it makes most of life's tasks nearly impossible to accomplish without significant assistance. Most quadriplegics have shortened life expectancies due to their injury. While becoming a parapalegic is also seriously life altering, many parapalegics are able to function in society, although obviously very different and with greater difficulty than before their traumatic event.

Any injury to the spinal cord could result in temporary or permanent paralysis. Most spinal cord injuries are caused by accidents. These accident include motor vehicle accident like car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident and pedestrian accidents with motor vehicles. Some people suffer spinal cord injury due to slip and fall accident due to the negligence of the property owner or management company. For people under age sixty five, motor vehicle accidents are by far the leading cause. For those aged sixty five and above, falls cause the majority of spinal cord injury. The leading causes of spinal cord injury vary by age. Among persons under age 65, automobile and other motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause. Other causes of spinal cord injury include:

  • Workplace accidents
  • Diving accidents
  • Electric shock
  • Bullet or stab wounds
  • Extreme twisting of the trunk
  • Sports injuries (landing on head)
  • Gun shots

Spinal cord injuries are widely associated with an impaired quality of life, and also come with a substantial loss of income. No matter if you were injured by a vehicle collision, construction injury or workplace injury, slip and fall, or a sporting activity, you may be able to recover damages simply by working with an experienced attorney. Spinal cord injuries whether minor or major will require modifications to your lifestyle, housing and transportation. In addition, constant medical care may be required. All these changes can add up to large sums of money.

Taking care of a spinal cord injury victim is a lifelong commitment. Many times a team of medical professionals are needed to assist the victim in preventing further injury and assisting with remaining bodily functions. Medical expenses will add up quickly and you will have to cover the costs. To be compensated for these costs and future costs it is important to retain an experienced Chicago personal injury attorney who will fight for your rights in a court of law.

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We offer a free consultation to evaluate your legal case. It will cost you nothing to consult with a lawyer to see if you have a case. It is essential that action be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident and/or conduct in question and to file a lawsuit, when necessary prior to a deadline imposed by the statute of limitations.

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We give all our personal injury, workers' compensation, wrongful death and medical malpractice clients a promise that if we do not recover monetary damages in your case, we will not charge you an attorney fee. If we take your case, we only get paid if we win your case.

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