Pursuing Compensation For Survivors Of Devastating Spinal Cord Injuries
Injuries impacting the spine can cause extensive damage of a life-altering nature. The spinal cord is the central freeway of the nervous system. When it gets crushed, severed or bruised, the resulting harm can range from loss of sensation and mobility to permanent paralysis.
At The Ellis Firm, we help spinal cord injury victims pursue compensation through personal injury claims. Our lawyers can be your voice and advocate. We have a strong record of success in securing millions of dollars on behalf of catastrophic injury victims and their loved ones. Those successes reflect our diligence and dedication – and you can trust that we will apply that same level of care to your case.
Common Causes Of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord damage occurs when the vertebral column gets impacted. Traffic accidents are a common cause. The high speeds and sheer force involved in motor vehicle collisions or bicycle accidents can be a recipe for back, neck and spine injuries.
Other causes include serious falls due to dangerous property conditions or inadequate safety measures at construction sites. Diving accidents, trampoline accidents, sports accidents and shootings can also cause spinal cord injuries.
Severity Of Spinal Cord Injuries
Some spinal cord injuries are worse than others. They are generally categorized into two types:
- Complete injuries result in permanent, total loss of sensation and function below the site of the injury, affecting both sides of the body. These are the most serious spinal cord injuries. They involve paraplegia (paralysis of the lower extremities) or tetraplegia/quadriplegia (paralysis of the upper and lower body).
- Incomplete injuries result in partial loss of function or sensation, or loss of function that affects only one side of the body. These injuries are further categorized according to their severity.
With both types of injuries, the fallout can be extreme, resulting in major changes to your life at every level. We understand the devastating toll that devastating injuries like these take on survivors and their loved ones, and we are here to help. At The Ellis Firm, you will find a personal injury team that will go the extra mile to help you pursue justice.
Discuss The Next Steps During A Free Consultation
If you or a loved one recently suffered a spinal cord injury, we invite you to talk with one of our attorneys about your case. We can advise you of your options for moving forward with a personal injury claim. We offer free consultations, and there’s no obligation to proceed.