Legal claims can be made when spinal cord injuries are caused by the negligence of others. Spinal cord injuries could occur due to one (or more) of the following:
Spinal cord injuries manifest themselves differently depending on the severity of the injury. Normally, spinal cord damage requires a hospital stay, and then long periods of rehabilitation. Depending on the damage to the nerve fibers, an accident victim may suffer for the rest of their life, have overly stiff muscles, and loss of feeling in parts of the body due to paralysis.
The Importance of the Spinal Cord
In addition to our brain, our spinal cord is the singular most central and important organ in our body, and it is, unfortunately, commonly damaged in accidents. If any damage occurs to the spinal cord, the rest of the body could lose partial, or even all, of its ability to function properly.
A Spinal Cord Injury Could Be Very Expensive
Spinal cord accidents are extremely costly. On top of medical bills, you must take into account the loss of income due to time taken off work (and potentially the inability to work at all), which could be spread over a long period of time. The long term budget for anyone who is paralyzed is incredibly high. Therefore, it is imperative you speak with a knowledgeable attorney to ensure you get what you are legally entitled to. Insurance companies seek to maximize their profits by offering you as little as possible. The Boise, Idaho based Sargent Firm, however, cares about the best interests of our clients. We will fight to for you. If your accident occurred in the Boise, Idaho area, contact us today so we can begin to get you the compensation you need and deserve.