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 100 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
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 the following:
- 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.