Perhaps no injury is quite as devastating as that to the spinal cord. Spinal cord injuries often result in paralysis, thereby completely changing a person’s life. This type of injury results in many hardships. Physical, emotional, and financial hardships take a serious toll.

There are a number of accidents that can result in a spinal cord injury. These include:

  • Motor vehicle accident
  • Diving into a shallow pool of water
  • Falling off a horse
  • Contact sports
  • Gunshot wound

If you’re the victim of an automobile accident, sporting injury, or criminal attack and have suffered a spinal cord injury as a result, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our team of Morgantown spinal cord injury attorneys is here to discuss your case and help you receive the fairest settlement possible from the liable party’s insurance company.


There are many ways that spinal cord injuries impact your life. Most people find their lives drastically altered from spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis. The medical bills and loss of wages are additional stressors that you don’t need to deal with while you cope with your emotional distress and your physical recovery. Our spinal cord injury attorneys are sensitive to the hardships you are going through and are here to do our part to easburdensme of your burden.

Some ways in which spinal cord injuries affect your life include:

    1. Your Employment

After you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury, you may find yourself unable to work. This directly impacts your ability to make a living, feed and clothe yourself and your family, and keep a roof over your heads. Most jobs require some degree of mobility and manual dexterity. If you are no longer able to use your hands or legs, this may leave you as unemployable.

    1. Your Ability to Engage in Physical Activities

Most hobbies and physical activities such as running, swimming, and biking cannot be performed if you’re immobilized. Sports such as softball, tennis, and even golf can no longer be engaged in. This can lead to depression, as these types of physical activities work as stress relievers. If you no longer have the use of your hands, you’ll find yourself unable to engage in other hobbies such as art, photography, music, or writing. Even basic everyday tasks that most of us take for granted will become a challenge, as you struggle to bathe, dress, and feed yourself. The loss of your physical independence makes just as big an impact as the loss of your financial independence.

    1. Your Relationships

Becoming paralyzed can put a huge strain on a relationship. The loss of your mobile independence can severely impact your self-esteem, and the change in dynamics as your partner takes on the role of a caregiver can add stress and strain to your relationship.

While financial compensation won’t change any of that, at least it relieves some of your heavy burdens. Spinal cord injuries are difficult enough to deal with and recover from – you don’t need to pile the stress of dealing with insurance companies on top of everything. Contact Shenderovich, Shenderovich, and Fishman today for your free consultation.

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