Adequate Compensation For A Spinal Cord Injury Is Essential
Traumatic accidents can injure the spinal cord, resulting in chronic pain, muscle weakness or paralysis. If you or a family member has suffered a spinal cord injury, you may be able to recover damages from the negligent party. You may be entitled to compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, modifications to your home, and rehabilitative therapy.
Christina Rivenbark & Associates provides experienced representation to North Carolina injury victims and their families. We understand the devastating consequences of spinal injuries and will work hard to obtain the compensation necessary for your recovery. For a free consultation with a Wilmington serious injury lawyer, please call 910-338-9813, or contact us online.
Fractures And Paralysis
Vertebrae fractures of the spine can cause severe chronic pain, numbness and muscle weakness. In addition to fractures, people can suffer herniated disks, slipped disks or ruptured disks. All of these injuries can result in debilitating pain that prevents the victim from working or participating in regular activities.
Spinal cord injuries can cause paralysis if vertebrae compress or tear the spinal nerves or sever the spinal cord. Paralysis can occur in one or both limbs, the facial muscles or one side of the body. It can also affect both legs and the trunk (paraplegia) or all four limbs and the trunk (quadriplegia). In the worst cases, a spinal cord injury can result in wrongful death.
Vehicle accidents and falls are the most common causes of spinal injuries. These can include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Work accidents
- Ladder falls
- Scaffolding accidents
Contact A Wilmington Paralysis Injury Lawyer
We often work with medical experts, life-care planners and economists to provide information about the extent of the injury, prognosis for recovery, necessary medical treatment and cost of the medical care. With this information, our attorneys can calculate your past and future losses, including lost income and benefits. Arguing for the full amount you will need over the years is critical to the well-being of the entire family.