Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) relate to traumatic incidents that damage any area of the spinal cord. This can include the neck, upper and lower back, as well as the muscles around the spinal cord, the vertebrae, spinal cells, and the nerves running down the spinal cord.

A personal injury involving the spinal cord can be devastating and potentially life threatening. Symptoms of spinal cord injuries can usually be detected at any time from immediately following the accident to the days and months following. These symptoms can include:

  • Pain
  • Loss of Feeling
  • Difficulty Moving
  • Breathing Problems
  • Weakness in Muscles
  • Spastic Muscles
  • Heart Rate Problems
  • Blood Pressure Problems
  • Loss of Bladder or Bowel Control
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Digestive Problems

If you or a loved one has suffered from a spinal cord injury, the effects can turn your life upside down.  A spinal cord injury can be permanent, and the sufferer may require full-time personal attention and care for the rest of their life.

Sadly, people sustain spinal cord injuries every day from any of the following:

Filing a spinal cord injury claim can be very difficult, but many times it is absolutely necessary. Compensation for sustaining a spinal cord injury can include money for medical costs, personal care, rehabilitation, and other personal injury related costs.

As with most accident claims, a spinal cord injury claim will most likely involve dealing with insurance companies and adjusters, hospitals, reviewing medical records and dealing with state rules and regulations. Determining how much compensation you should receive for recent expenses, as well as future expenses related to the spinal cord personal injury requires a skilled attorney who knows the right questions to ask. An experienced personal injury lawyer, such as those at the Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo, L.L.P. ®, will help you recover from damages such as:

  • Lost Wages
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life
  • Permanent Disability
  • Medical Costs
  • Future Medical Costs
  • Rehabilitation Costs
  • Lost Future Wages
  • Loss of Earning Capacity
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Mental Anguish

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, contact the Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo, L.L.P. ® today for your free initial consultation.