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Common Spine Injury FAQs

The Top Spine Injury FAQs

What is a spinal cord injury?

Spine injuries are some of the most serious and life-changing cases we handle. A spinal cord injury typically leads to long-term impairment, or at the least, an extended recovery period. These injuries are frequently caused by auto accidents, semi-truck wrecks, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall, medical malpractice, birth injuries, pedestrian accidents, construction/workplace accidents, catastrophic accidents, or other personal injuries. If you or a loved one has sustained a spinal cord injury due to the negligence of another, contact us immediately for a free case evaluation.

What are some results of spinal cord injuries?

Tragically, victims of spinal cord injuries usually suffer life-long effects. Common results of a spine injury include paralysis, paraplegia or quadriplegia, nerve damage, decreased control of breathing and digestion, loss of muscle control, problems with blood pressure and blood flow, loss of ability to work and enjoy life, or even death. Victims of spinal cord injuries often require continuing medical treatment, extensive rehabilitation or therapy, long-term care, adaptive equipment, modifications to vehicles and homes, and even emotional support for depression or anxiety.

What makes spinal injuries different than other types of injuries?

Many types of injuries will heal with time, and some spinal cord injuries will heal as well. However, more often than not, a spinal cord injury will result in lasting impairments or even death. The spine is the communication system for the whole body. Recovery from a spinal injury can be a very slow process—usually requiring extensive rehabilitation and therapy. Victims of spinal cord injuries may require special equipment, ongoing specialized medical care, or even 24-hour nursing care. If you or a loved one have suffered a spinal injury due to the negligence of another, call an experienced spine injury lawyer to get the compensation you deserve.

How long do I have to file a spinal cord injury claim?

The statute of limitations for filing a spinal cord injury claim varies depending on the type of case. Auto and semi-truck accidents are typically two years while other types of claims are generally one year. Either way, time is of the essence! You should contact a spine injury attorney immediately so the evidence can be preserved and you can begin putting your life back together and get the medical treatment you need. Rest assured we are committed to you and we will be looking out for your best interests.

What compensation can I collect for a spinal cord injury?

If you have been affected by a spinal cord injury due to the negligence of another, you are entitled to compensation for the medical expenses incurred treating your injury. You may also be able to collect lost wages for missed work or even future lost income if your ability to work has been affected by the injury. Additional damages you may be entitled to include future medical expenses, long-term care, and rehabilitation, or the cost of adaptive equipment. If your loved one was the victim of a spinal injury that results in death or severe permanent disability, your family may be entitled to seek compensation for the loss of financial support, pain and suffering, loss of consortium (companionship), punitive damages, or you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim.

How do I pay for an attorney in a spinal injury case?

The Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart works on a contingency fee basis. That means we only get paid if you get paid in your spinal cord injury case. Call Warren and Barren County, Kentucky personal injury attorney Flora Templeton Stuart at (888) 782-9090 for a free initial consultation twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week.