According to the statistics provided by National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), somewhere between 230,000 and 305,000 people in the US suffer from injuries to their spinal cord, most of which are preventable. A large percentage of these injuries occurs due to vehicle or workplace accidents that can be avoided by taking some precautions. The severity of a spinal cord injury can make the victim suffer from permanent or partial disability, causing them to lose their jobs while increasing their medical and living expenses.
If you have suffered from a spinal cord injury that was caused due to the negligence of someone else, you are eligible to file a personal injury settlement lawsuit to get compensated for your increased expenses, loss of wages, and the physical and mental pain you suffer. However, while it isn't necessary to have a lawyer for these lawsuits, it is much better to get one if you want to win the settlement amount that you truly deserve. Trying to get through a lawsuit without a lawyer can result in you losing the case entirely or getting a much smaller amount in settlement than what you are entitled to receive.
What Can Cause a Spinal Cord Injury?Most spinal cord injuries are caused by motor vehicle crashes, which account for 42% of all reported spinal injuries in the US. In the workplace, the most injured body part during accidents is the back. Back injuries can often lead to the permanent numbness of nerves or paralysis, affecting some or all parts of the arms, trunks, legs and pelvic organs. Other signs and symptoms of spinal cord injuries include:
The bills and medical expenses for the treatment of spinal cord injuries can be extensive. The financial burden can increase substantially if the victim loses their job. It can take hundreds of thousands of dollar to treat a spinal cord injury and this cost keeps going up every year.
Get Accident Lawyer to Handle Your Personal Injury Settlement LawsuitDue to the severity of spinal cord injuries, there are several laws in Los Angeles that protect victims if they are suffering due to someone else's negligence. If you have suffered from any such an injury, make sure that you get an accident lawyer to represent you so that you can't be pressurized into settling for a lower compensation amount.
The LA Law Firm is located in Down Town Los Angeles, if you or someone you love has been affected by a car accident, product defect medical negligence or even a fall, call (866)383-1462 and schedule your free consultation.