If you or a loved one has sustained a spinal cord injury due to another person’s negligence, you should speak to an experienced spinal cord injury attorney as soon as possible. You may be dealing with the emotional devastation of the injury and also tremendous financial difficulties resulting from medical bills, loss of income, and the cost of continued care.
Spinal cord injury involves damage to the nerves within the spinal column. These nerves carry messages between the brain and body, and spinal cord injury almost always results in loss of sensation as well as reduced motor control and mobility. Respiration, sexual function, and bladder control are commonly hindered by a spinal cord injury. Unlike most other injuries, spinal cord injuries do not heal over time and the health problems associated with them are permanent. Most spinal cord injuries are the result of motor vehicle accidents, falls, gunshot wounds, and recreational sports activities.
Negligence is the legal term for carelessness. In order to prevail in a spinal cord injury lawsuit against another party, you will generally have to prove that the person was at fault because of a lack of care in exercising their duty. For instance, if your spinal cord injury was the result of another person hitting your car, you will need to prove that the other person failed to adhere to a reasonable standard of care in the operation of their motor vehicle. Were they texting while driving or drunk? Your spinal cord injury lawyer can collect evidence, interview witnesses, and consult medical experts on your behalf in order to demonstrate that the other party was at fault and liable for damages.
In some cases, spinal cord injuries are caused by defective or malfunctioning products. In this case, your spinal cord injury attorney can help you with a product liability suit against the manufacturer. Typically manufacturers will attempt to assert that the plaintiff was using the product improperly or that the product was no longer under warranty. An aggressive spinal cord injury lawyer can hold the manufacturer accountable and demonstrate that their defense has no merit.
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, you should consult an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to review the incident. At the Law Offices of Timmons, Tichy, Phenix & Jansen, Inc., we excel in determining if someone was at fault in causing your injury and should be held accountable.