Colorado Springs Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

Award-Winning Lawyers for Your SCI Claim

Spinal cord injuries don't just make life difficult – they make many daily activities nearly impossible. The severity of such an injury can render victims unable to walk and may even require lifelong assistance. In light of these complications, it's no wonder that compensation becomes an absolute necessity for victims.

Our firm recognized this immense need and decided to address it by offering efficient legal representation for victims in the wake of spinal cord injuries. At Clawson & Clawson, LLP, we understand the difficulty of chasing down insurance companies and attempting to protect your own rights. As Colorado Springs personal injury attorneys with over 120 years of combined experience, we fight for our clients so they don't have to fight for themselves.

To learn more, call (719) 602-5888 and schedule a free case evaluation!

Filing Your Claim & Recovering Compensation

Spinal cord injuries are typically caused by one of two things: another person's negligence or the use of a defective product. Car accidents and slip and falls are usually based on negligence, while a faulty seatbelt or airbag is commonly caused by defective manufacturing. Your personal injury claim should have a strong foundation of why your injury occurred and who caused it.

The successfulness of your claim will determine if you can recover damages for:

  • Medical treatment
  • Property loss
  • Lost wages
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Loss of consortium

Many times, the defendant involved in your case will try to prove that the accident was partially your fault, or that you should have known about the risk of doing whatever caused your injuries. The right attorney can build a claim that effectively refutes the opposing party and enforces your need for compensation.

Consequences of Spinal Cord Injuries

Our spinal cords are sensitive organs that run the full length of our spines. Any impact, twisting, or damage to the back is likely to also cause direct damage to the spinal cord. Herniated discs, torn or pinched nerves, broken vertebrae, and more can all be linked to spinal cord injury. If you have been diagnosed with any of these conditions, you could begin to experience severe spinal cord injury symptoms if you have not already.

Spinal cord damage can cause any of the following complications:

  • Paraplegia: Paralysis of the legs that renders them completely immobile; often untreatable and may produce phantom feelings of pain.
  • Quadriplegia: Total paralysis of the body below the neck, often caused by a spine injury at the base of the skull or neck; immobilization is likely to be permanent and could cause additional health hazards in the future if internal organs are compromised due to paralysis.
  • Numbness: Sense of touch or feeling throughout the body may be numbed by slight spinal cord damage; treatments may be able to restore some function but unlikely to return to condition before injury.
  • Pained steps: Walking may become difficult and even excruciating for those who have suffered a spinal cord injury; rehabilitation programs could be necessary to learn how to walk without effort or discomfort.
  • Migraines: In rare situations, damage to the spine can affect the entire nervous system, leading to chronic headaches or frequent migraines; strong prescription medication may be needed to alleviate the pain.

As mentioned repeatedly in the aforementioned list of conditions, spinal cord injuries are often permanent and incurable. Damage to the nerves along the spine is destructive and nerve cell tissue does not regenerate at a noticeable pace. There are indications that stem cell research and treatments can reverse spinal cord damage and symptoms, even paralysis, but such cures are incredibly expensive. You will require total compensation if you wish to use such options.

Our Colorado Springs Injury Lawyers Fight for Justice

The unfairness of spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic injuries often leaves victims hopeless and confused about how to take action. We can handle your case from start to finish, working to pursue an appropriate resolution to your concerns.

When it comes to pursue your personal injury claim, we're on your side. Call Clawson & Clawson, LLP today for your free consultation.

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