Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
When a person’s spinal cord is injured the damage can cause loss of feeling and/or mobility. To what degree the person is injured depends on where the injury is on the spinal cord and the type of injury.
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, approximately 450,000 people in the United States live with spinal cord injuries.
It is estimated that there are about 100,000 new cases of SCI every year. Eighty-two percent of these involve males between the ages of 16 and 30. Quadriplegia (paralysis in both arms and legs), is slightly more common than paraplegia (paralysis in the legs).
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries happen for many reasons. The most common causes are:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Gun shots
- Diving and surfing accidents
By carefully evaluating each client’s unique circumstances and injury, the accident attorneys at Pocrass & De Los Reyes present a powerful, personal case detailing the accident, the injuries, and its impact on you. This allows us to demand full accountability from those responsible. To talk to an accident attorney, contact Pocrass & De Los Reyes for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.
Should I File a Lawsuit?
A lawsuit cannot give you back the life you had, but it can give you freedom from financial worry and provide you the best quality of life possible.
Most people do not realize how little their insurance will cover when they’re faced with a life-changing injury. For instance, most insurance only covers a manual wheelchair rather than an electric wheelchair.
The compensation you may receive from a verdict or settlement will help you with:
- Medical costs.
- Future medical costs.
- Living expenses.
- Adaptive equipment such as an electric wheelchair, an adaptive van, and a wheelchair accessible home.
- Loss of earnings.
- Pain and suffering.
How Long Do I have Before I Have to File a Lawsuit?
Though this may be a very difficult time, it is important that you talk to a spinal cord injury lawyer as soon as possible.
The sooner you go to a lawyer who is successful at personal injury cases, the sooner your lawyer can begin to preserve evidence, get witness statements, and take the burden of your legal case off your shoulders.
There also are statutes of limitations (deadlines) in all personal injury cases – including cases in which someone has suffered a spinal cord injury or paralysis. If you do not file your case by the deadline, you give up all rights to ever file a case.
The Cost of an Accident Attorney
The spinal cord injury attorneys at Pocrass & De Los Reyes take personal injury cases on a contingency basis. This means you pay nothing until your case is resolved.
The spinal cord injury attorneys and paralysis lawyers at Pocrass & De Los Reyes have earned multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for their clients by being aggressive, persuasive, and skilled in representing clients who have suffered spinal cord injuries and back and neck injuries.
Contact us for a FREE, no-obligation, confidential consultation.
Spinal, Disc, Back and Neck Injuries
Injuries to the spine, back, neck, vertebrae, and supporting discs can range from strain, stress, and pinched nerves to more severe issues.
Symptoms of cervical and back injuries can include:
- Pains in the arm, back and leg
- Tingling sensations
- Loss of motor or sensory functions
CT and MRI scans are important diagnostic tools, but they only tell part of the story of a back or neck injury. The cumulative impact of pain – such as that caused by sciatica or slipped, herniated or protruding discs – can be excruciating and disrupt every aspect of someone’s life.
You may require ongoing medical treatment, rehabilitation, and therapy. Physical modifications to your home, car, and work space may be necessary.
If your spine, back, neck or vertebrae injuries are the results of an accident, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact the spinal cord injury attorneys at Pocrass & De Los Reyes for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.