Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Spinal cord injury is a very serious and permanent consequence of thousands of accidents each year. When the spinal cord is damaged, the victim typically loses some or all of their feeling and function from the point of injury down. Partial damage may result in numbness in the extremities or a loss of feeling that may or may not improve over time. Complete damage generally means that there is absolutely no feeling or function from that point downward.
The consequences of spinal cord injury often leave individuals partially or completely paralyzed. In the most serious cases, the lungs and bladder do not function without assistance, so a person must rely on machines in order to survive. In addition, there are cases where the injuries are less severe but still very painful and at times disabling. Regardless of the severity of the injury, the ramifications of the situation can be life altering to the victim and their family.
Although car accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries in the Dayton and Cincinnati areas of Ohio, other common causes are sports injuries and gunshot and knife wounds. If the spinal cord injury that yourself or a loved one has suffered appears to be the result of someone else’s actions, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for the damages that you face.
For example, if your son or daughter is paralyzed after being struck by a drunk driver, that driver can be held responsible for the far-reaching consequences of his or her actions. Such consequences include not only medical expenses, but a variety of lifestyle adjustments, loss of income, rehabilitation and other medical expenses and pain and suffering. To learn how we can help you recover compensation, contact our dedicated Dayton spinal cord attorneys as soon as possible so we can get to work for you. Let our legal team focus on the complex legal matters while you focus on recovery.