The Common Spinal Surgeries After a Car Accident
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Legal Help for the Injured
Whether it happened in a motor vehicle accident, a fall, or due to malpractice, a spinal cord injury or severe back injury can change your life – and your family’s depending on the seriousness. Fortunately, suppose your back or spine injury was caused by negligence. In that case, the law gives you options to recover financially from all the losses and damages related to your spinal injury.
Spinal injuries can be painful, cause health complications, and potentially leave you with drastically reduced mobility. However, with a capable spinal cord injury attorney’s help, you can pursue maximum compensation for what you endured and lost.
Our personal injury lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick have considerable experience and excellent success in Cincinnati back and spinal injury cases. Let us evaluate what happened to you for free and explain what we can do to help. Call (513) 221-0499 for a free, no-risk consultation.
The spinal cord sends signals from our brain to the rest of our body. When trauma or force disrupts this connection, the results can be devastating. As a result, any spinal cord injury (SCI), damaged vertebrae, or back injury should be treated seriously.
You may be dealing with partial or complete paralysis, incredible back pain, and a limited ability to earn a living. While some back injuries like whiplash will heal more quickly than others, some may require multiple visits with a chiropractor, spinal surgery, and extensive physical therapy.
In Cincinnati, most spine and back injuries are caused by:
The spine and the back are vital parts of the human body, and a sudden impact or unexpected mistake can lead to a wide range of injuries. While some soft tissue back injuries are confined to the muscles and tendons, others can involve the bones, nerves, and spinal column.
The most common back and spine injuries include:
Aside from possible paralysis and limited mobility, a spinal cord injury can also have various life-long consequences, including:
One of the most significant factors in a spinal injury is where the injury happened. For instance, if your spinal cord is damaged higher up on your spine, you could lose some or all feeling from your neck.
A complete spinal cord injury means you have no sensation from where you were injured on your spine and below. A partial or incomplete spinal cord injury means you may retain some function below the injury. If your injury was relatively minor, you might have to live with decreased sensation or tingling in your legs from nerve damage.
A complete injury can happen without the spinal cord being severed. A total loss of function can happen when the spinal cord is severely stretched or crushed.
If you lose all or some ability to use your legs, this is known as paraplegia. You may be completely paralyzed from the waist or hips down, or you may only suffer from reduced mobility. Quadriplegia, or tetraplegia as many physicians call it, affects all four limbs and the torso.
Unless the trauma is significant, spinal cord injuries may not be instantly recognizable. Some common signs of spinal cord injury are:
Spinal injuries can cause serious, long-term physical and psychological damage. They are often very painful, result in extensive medical costs, lead to lost income, and the inability to enjoy your daily life.
In addition to rest and pain management, your back or spine injury may demand spinal fusion surgery, rehab, physical therapy, and even home modifications. The cost associated with recovering after a spinal injury can be substantial.
With considerable experience helping local injury victims, our Cincinnati spinal injury lawyers will guide and assist you with documenting your medical care and treatment costs.
Our legal team has strong ties and a lot of experience working with many of the excellent hospitals and trauma centers in Cincinnati, including:
Depending on the facts involved, you may be able to pursue an insurance claim or lawsuit for your spinal cord injury, which requires identifying the negligent party and establishing legal liability. This means establishing the following:
For instance, if you suffered an SCI in a car crash, you would file a claim against the liable car insurance company and argue that the other driver had a duty to follow the traffic laws. Then, you must demonstrate that you suffered economic and non-economic losses. This could be your medical bills, lost wages, diminished quality of life, or pain and suffering.
Fight for Everything You’re Owed
Whether it involves a herniated disc in a slip and fall or a complete spinal injury leaving you partially paralyzed, if you or a loved one suffered spinal cord damage because someone was negligent, you deserve to hold the liable party accountable and recover compensation for everything you lost due to your injury.
This could be the difference in recovering the wages you lost or will lose because you can no longer work, getting the medical care you need, and modifying your home to me your new mobility needs. KNR can guide you, negotiate with the insurance company, and fight for the maximum amount possible.
Depending on the nature of your injuries, a spinal injury lawsuit or insurance claim can help you recover:
If a spinal injury resulted in a loved one’s death, a family might be able to pursue a wrongful death claim.
Remember, it’s important to seek compensation immediately if you or a loved one are injured. Ohio’s statute of limitations expires after two years. Therefore, your claim could be dismissed if you wait too long after a spinal injury.
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What Makes KNR Special?
Spine and back injury cases are complex. A lot depends on the facts and the severity of what you endured.
For example, if you’ve been paralyzed after a serious truck accident, you will likely need long-term care and more compensation than if you suffered a bulging disc in a rear-end car accident. In addition, the at-fault party may try to diminish your injuries or argue that you share part of the blame to reduce what they owe.
A skilled lawyer can clarify liability and show how the at-fault party’s negligence and spinal injury negatively impacted your life.