The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistics Center provides that there are over 17,000 new spinal cord injury cases each year. Spinal cord injuries can be life-changing, not only for the person who is injured, but also for his or her family members as well. Unexpected issues that sometimes occur as a result of a spinal cord injuries such as being unable to work or drive a car may seem overwhelming and impossible to deal with at first, but spinal cord injuries can be managed and accommodations can be made in order to help you and your family manage every day life.
Our Wheeling spinal cord injury attorneys at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman understand the initial complications and devastation caused by spinal cord injuries. If your injury was due to someone else’s fault, you are entitled to compensation and our attorneys will work to maximize that compensation in order to bring financial security to you and your family.
A number of symptoms can result due to spinal cord injuries and people can be affected in different ways. Symptoms may include loss of senses, paralysis, partial paralysis, loss of or reduced bladder/bowel control, pain, respiratory problems, compromised sexual function, and infertility. People with spinal cord injuries may experience any number of these symptoms or other symptoms all together, but as medical technology advances, people with spinal cord injuries see new hope every day for improved health and function.
Spinal cord injuries can be caused by a number of events and some of the most common causes are listed below.
When your injury is caused by someone else’s negligence or intentional conduct, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages such as lost wages, lost future earning capacity, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, medical bills, continued medical care and therapy, loss of enjoyment of life, and in some cases, punitive damages. Punitive damages are only allowed in certain cases where the defendant’s conduct was shown to be egregious. Punitive damages are imposed for the purpose of punishing the defendant and deterring similar conduct in the future.
We know that lifetime healthcare and living expenses are considerable in spinal cord injury cases. If you or a loved one has sustained a spinal cord injury due to the fault of someone else, contact a Wheeling spinal cord injury attorney with Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman to schedule a consultation. Our attorneys are experienced with spinal cord injuries and we understand the physical, emotional, and financial burdens that they can place on you and your family. We will help you get the recovery that you deserve and need in order to cope with your injury and change in lifestyle.