Spinal Injuries

Spinal cord injuries normally involve huge damages so hiring an attorney to explore your possible claims is essential.  Spinal injuries involve damage or injury to the spinal cord of the injured party.  Spinal injuries often result in partial or complete paralysis from the waist down or even more tragically from the neck down.  The Griffin Law Firm has the experience needed to make sure you are fully compensated for the claims that may arise from an accident causing a spinal cord injury.  Any settlement involving a spinal injury must fully utilize all available insurance policies since the damages are enormous.  Call attorney Richard Griffin today at 877-PAIN-LAW or 877-529-7070.

 

Spinal cord injures always involve extensive costs to the injured party.  These costs can include:

  • Spinal surgery to stabilize or limit the spinal cord damage;
  • Hospitalization;
  • Pain management;
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation;
  • Wheel chair and other medical equipment expenses;
  • Modification of automobiles for handicap use;
  • Modification of the residence for handicap use;
  • Loss of past and future income (often an economist projects the future lost earnings);
  • Vocational retraining; and
  • Home nurse care and other home care assistance.

 

What are common accidents that often cause spinal injuries?

  • Big truck accidents;
  • Motorcycle accidents;
  • Auto accidents with high speed impacts;
  • Head on auto collisions;
  • T-bone auto collisions;
  • Roll over  auto accidents;
  • Auto accident collisions with fixed objects (poles, trees, bridges, walls, buildings, etc.)
  • On the job falls from big heights;
  • Slip and falls;
  • Construction site accident;
  • Assembly line accidents;
  • Heavy equipment accidents;
  • Pedestrian accidents involving auto accidents;
  • Dog attacks; and
  • Other serious accidents.

 

Spinal Injury Statistics in the U.S.:

  • There are about 12,000 new spinal cord injuries every year in the U.S.
  • There are about 273,000 Americans living with a spinal cord injury.
  • The average age of those suffering a spinal cord injury is about 42.
  • Men account for about 80% of all spinal cord injury victims.
  • Auto accidents cause about 36% of all spinal cord injuries each year.
  • 57% of all spinal cord injuries occur on the job.
  • People suffering spinal cord injuries are hospitalized for 11 days on average.
  • The yearly costs of treatment and care for someone suffering a spinal cord injury averages $70,575 per year.

 

Spinal Cord Injuries can be the basis of many different types of claims such as:

  1. Spinal Injury Personal Injury Claim:  These claims arise when you suffer a spinal cord injury as a result of an accident caused by the negligence of another.  In a personal injury claim you can recover for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and when applicable punitive damages.  To read more we recommend:  [Personal Injury Claims].

 

  1. Spinal Injury Wrongful Death Claim:  Wrongful death claims arise when a spinal injury and death occurs from an accident caused by someone else’s negligence.  More information is available about wrongful death claims at:  [Wrongful Death Claims]

 

  1. Spinal Injury Workers’ Compensation Claim:  Workers’ compensation claims can involve spinal cord injuries.  On-the-job accidents that result in a spinal cord injury are usually catastrophic.  Catastrophic workers’ compensation claims increase the income benefit exposure from 400 weeks to the life time of the claimant.  To read more, we recommend:  [Workers’ Compensation Claims]

 

  1. Spinal Injury Social Security Disability Claim:  Spinal cord injuries often would qualify the spinal cord injured party to receive Social Security Disability since these injuries often cause total disability.  To read more about Social Security Disability claims we recommend:  [Social Security Disability]

 

Free Spinal Cord Claim Consultation:  Attorney Richard Griffin and the Griffin Law Firm will gladly provide a free consultation to anyone suffering a spinal cord injury.  During this consultation we can explore what claim or claims you may have to be compensated for catastrophic spinal cord injuries.  Call us today at 877-PAIN-LAW or at 877-529-7070.  You can also submit your injury claim question to us at:

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