Scottsdale Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Scottsdale, AZ
If you recently sustained a debilitating back injury and believe that negligent behaviors of another person or group are to blame, consult with a lawyer at SL Chapman Trial Lawyers where an experienced spinal cord injury lawyer Scottsdale, AZ injury victims rely on is available to hear about your situation. We empathize with clients who are suffering from a spine injury and understand the impact such an injury can have on your life.
At SL Chapman Trial Lawyers we try cases to verdict, argue appeals, and appear in both state and federal courts across the United States. We take pride in our diverse legal experience and draw upon it to help our clients solve complex legal problems, including personal injury claims for spinal cord injuries caused by the negligent actions of another person, group, or entity. To begin the process of pursuing compensation, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injury
The causes of spinal cord injury vary widely. These are common causes of spinal cord injuries where negligent behaviors of another are to blame. If you are unsure whether or not your injury can be attributed to actions or behaviors of another person or group of people, contact a Scottsdale spinal cord injury lawyer to discuss your situation. We will be able to clear up any uncertainties you may have and determine if you have a viable claim.
- Auto accidents
- Birth injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle accidents
- Nursing home abuse & neglect
- Dangerous & defective products
- Slip & fall accidents
- Truck accidents
- Work-related accidents
How we can help
The primary goal we have for civil personal injury cases is to help our client to obtain financial compensation. For instance, if you suffered spinal cord damage in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver and as a result are faced with major expenses, you have the right to file a complaint against the person who hit you, demanding compensation. Compensatory damages can be awarded to help with medical bills, physical therapy, and medical devices, as well as things such as lost wages due to an inability to work, and less tangible costs such as pain and suffering.
The compensatory damages may be “economic” or “noneconomic.” Economic damages are physical, more tangible damages that can be quantified, and their value does not change depending on the jury that is evaluating them.
Common forms of damages include but are not limited to the following:
- Past and anticipated medical expenses
- Past and anticipated lost wages
- Household healthcare services
- Physical therapy
- Property damages
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Lost earning capacity
Other medical expenses that compensation can be collected for:
- Chronic physical health issues and complications
- Chronic mental health complications and issues
- Surgeries & operations
- Future treatments and therapies
- Emotional anguish
- Reputation damage
- Loss of enjoyment of activities
- Worsening of prior injuries
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Spinal Cord Injury Statistics
A Scottsdale, AZ spinal cord injury lawyer from SL Chapman Trial Lawyers knows that according to data gathered from the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, there are approximately 250,000 people in the United States who are living with a spinal cord injury. Each year, however, this number increases by at least 12,000 more victims each year.
Most of the spinal cord injuries that occur each year are due to some type of trauma to the spinal cord. The job of the spinal cord is to send and receive messages between the brain and the body in order to operate the autonomic, sensory, and motor functions. However, if the spinal cord – also referred to as the vertebral column – is injured in any way, this can cause a disruption of these messages, with a break in the transmitting and receiving. The victim is then left with paralysis and sensation loss.
Spinal Cord Injury Classifications
There are two types of classifications of spinal cord injury that can occur. An incomplete spinal cord injury is when there is a partial severing of the spinal cord. In these cases, the victim will retain some of the functions of the spinal cord.
The second classification is a complete injury. This is where there is a complete severance of the spinal cord and all function is lost.
Spinal Cord Conditions
The location and classification of the type of spinal cord injury a victim suffers will determine what type of condition they have. There are three conditions of spinal cord injury:
- Paraplegia – Paraplegia involves an injury to the thoracic portion (the middle portion) of the spinal cord. The victim’s legs are left paralyzed.
- Triplegia – Triplegia involves the loss of movement or sensation in both of their legs and one of their arms.
- Quadriplegia or Tetraplegia – This type of spinal cord injury leaves the victim paralyzed in both arms and legs. The victim often suffers with multiple other serious to severe health conditions that can be life-threatening, including issues with breathing and other body functions.
Spinal Cord Injury Costs
A Scottsdale spinal cord injury lawyer knows that the medical and other costs to care for spinal cord injury victims is nothing short of astronomical. According to national data, each year more than $10 billion is spent caring for victims. The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) estimates that the first year of care for a spinal cord victim can be anywhere between $400,000 to $1 million and every subsequent year the costs will range from $50,000 to $200,000. These costs are dependent on the level of paralysis the victim has suffered.
Spinal Cord Injury Legal Help
A spinal cord injury can devastate a victim and their family physically, emotionally, and financially. This is why victims who were injured in accidents caused by another party should contact a skilled Scottsdale spinal cord injury lawyer from SL Chapman Trial Lawyers to schedule a free and confidential consultation to find out what legal recourse you and your family may have. Our law firm will work diligently to make sure you get the financial compensation you deserve.