Spinal injuries can be a devastating diagnosis, forcing accident survivors to face an uncertain future. If you have suffered severe spine trauma resulting from the negligent or intentional acts of another party, contact the Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart to speak with a Kentucky spinal cord injury lawyer. We deeply care for our clients and will fight for the compensation they deserve. Reach us through our free case evaluation form online or by calling (888) 782-9090.
There are two main forms of spinal cord injuries, complete and incomplete, and the severity is determined by the location affected.
When the spinal cord suffers permanent damage, often resulting in the following:
Affecting the thoracic or lumbar vertebrae, causing impairment below the location of the injury. Function typically remains normal in the upper half of the body.
An injury to the C1-C4 vertebrae, resulting in paralysis of the entire body from the neck down.
A victim may experience limited mobility of the shoulder, elbow, and hand due to damage to the C5-C8 vertebrae.
This type of spinal injury leaves victims with some feeling below the site of injury. There is a better chance of recovery with an incomplete spinal cord injury and also if immediate action is taken to reduce swelling once the accident occurs.
The most common accidents leading to spinal cord injuries include:
The leading cause of spinal injuries in the U.S. is vehicle accidents, followed closely by falls. Every year there are 17,730 new cases of spinal injuries, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC).
The following facts are from the 2019 data reported by the NSCISC:
Spinal injuries can permanently alter your life. When they are caused by a catastrophic event, it is important to investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident to determine if you are able to recover monetary damages. In many cases, spinal injuries that result from car accidents, slip and falls accidents, assault due to negligent security, and many other similar incidents, entitle a person to compensation.
An experienced spinal cord injury attorney in Kentucky can identify liable parties, collect evidence and negotiate settlements with insurance companies in an effort to obtain the maximum recovery amount, all while you focus on healing. While money can never undo the pain and suffering you are enduring, it can certainly ease the burden of present and future medical costs, property damage, lost wages, and any other expense related to a spinal cord injury.
If you or a loved one have been a victim of a spinal cord injury, our Kentucky spinal cord attorneys want to hear from you. Contact the Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart at (888) 782-9090 and get a free case evaluation. We proudly serve Bowling Green, Glasgow, and Greenville Kentucky.