Personal Injury Law – Spinal Column Injuries FAQ

Spinal Column Injuries FAQ – Part 2

In our last blog post on spinal column injuries, we looked at some basic information people should know about the spine, the spinal cord, and the spinal column. Today we are going to look at some additional questions about spinal column injuries, their causes, and what legal options a person with a spinal cord injury might have.

As always, you should talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer if you need advice about spinal column injuries, or simply have questions about your options. Only a lawyer can tell you what you should or should not do in your situation, and you should never make any decisions about your case until you have received the legal advice you need.

What kind of spinal column injuries are there?

There are many kinds of spinal column injuries a person can suffer. Some of the most common injuries, for example, involve the protective tissues in between each of the vertebrae. There are 26 vertebrae. Where those vertebrae come together, there is a protective layer serving as a cushion. These layers are known as discs and are comprised of inner and outer sections. When a person suffers damage to the outer portion of a disc, the inner portion can protrude through it. This is known as a “slipped” disc and can be very painful.

In other situations, a person can suffer damage to the vertebrae themselves, or suffer an injury that results in damage to the nerves of the spinal column.

What kind of spinal cord injuries are there?

Spinal cord injuries come in many forms but are classified into type and level. There are two types of spinal cord injuries: complete and incomplete. A complete spinal cord injury is one where the damage to the spinal cord nerves has resulted in a person losing the ability to feel or move anything below the damaged area. A person with an incomplete injury, on the other hand, retains some sensation or motor control over the parts of the body below the damaged area.

Beyond complete and incomplete injuries, spinal cord injuries are also placed into categories based on where they occur. The individual bones in the spine each have names. When a person suffers a spinal column injury, health care workers will determine what kind of injury it is by determining which vertebrae have been damaged. In general, the damage that occurs higher up on the spine (closer to the skull) will be more significant and result in a greater loss of bodily function or sensation than those that occur to the lower parts of the spine.accident injury attorneys

What are my legal options if I suffer a spinal column injury?

It’s impossible to say what legal options you have when you suffer a spinal column injury without knowing the specific circumstances surrounding your injury, the nature of the injury, and the laws of your state. The only way to determine what your legal options are is to talk to a personal injury attorney in your area.

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Personal Injury Lawyers – Car Accidents

Car Accidents

What you need to know about car accidents?

A car accident can be a truly scary event especially if you are the injured party.The car insurance company involved in the road accident, although sympathetic to the victims, are not easy to handle despite many people regarding those cases as extremely easy. The process of filing a car accident claim and receiving a compensation can stretch out in time. It is worth waiting, as in most of the cases you are fully reimbursed for the repairs to your car.car accident attorneys

In order to reduce the stress and recover easily you should follow the steps listed:

If you are absolutely blameless in the situation that occurred you should obtain the insurance information of the other driver, passengers, and any witnesses involved right away.

If there is any damage to your vehicle or injury to the passengers in the car, you should take pictures of all the damage and the injured individuals. As a driver, no matter how irrelevant this may seem it is absolutely necessary. When the accident first occurs, everyone is in panic. The pictures should be taken immediately after the accident to help you prove the events to your insurance company.

Find a car accident attorney immediately after the accident so he can fill out the claims form, investigate the case, take some additional pictures if necessary and speak to the other parties involved or any impartial witnesses that happened to have witnessed the accident. You have no time to lose. Our firm will immediately begin all the necessary processes.

If possible, do not wait for your compensation check to arrive before you have your car repaired. If you do so, you may have to wait for weeks without a vehicle. You can reimburse yourself after you receive your settlement from the insurance company. In the event your car was totaled, ask your attorney what other options that you have.personal injury attorneys

No Insurance company is willing to pay benefits to anyone without proof or detailed documentation. If you are facing a serious lawsuit or are planning to file for a personal injury claim, you must be prepared with the most aggressive and well-known attorney in your area. Our firm has many years of experience with car accident claims and will help you get the compensation you deserve.

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Commercial Accidents – Personal Injury Lawyers

Leveling the odds in high-stakes litigation
Our attorneys can turn the odds in your favor in serious commercial truck accidents resulting in catastrophic injuries. Our law firm’s experience with serious commercial accidents is your greatest asset in court. Our familiarity with the complex laws involving commercial vehicles, safety standards regulating transportation, and federal regulations of interstate commerce can help you state your claim in court. We provide legal counsel when you have been injured in a:cpommercial truck accident lawyers

Truck accident
Train accident
Boating accident
Airplane accident
Industrial accident
Bus accidents

Most trucking accidents occur at high speeds on the highway. But even low-speed trucking accidents can have catastrophic results. A fully loaded truck can weigh 80,000 pounds while the average car weighs 3,000 pounds. Based on sheer size and weight, injuries are likely to be severe when an accident occurs. In presenting your claim, our skilled attorneys assess the physical, emotional, and financial losses that resulted from the accident to ensure that you are fairly compensated.

Train accidents

Trains carry so much cargo and travel at such high speeds that the end-result of any accident—no matter how minor—can be catastrophic injury or even death. We represent victims of head-on collisions and train derailment. Our attorneys can help to determine if the railroad company was at fault and could have prevented the accident and the resulting injuries. We are familiar with the complex laws involved with successfully bringing your case to trial. We have taken on Federal Employer Liability Act (FELA) cases, and won. Talk to our lawyers about your train accident case.

Boating accidents

According to the United States Coast Guard, approximately 70% of all reported fatalities occurr on boats where the operator had not received boating safety instruction. If Your accident injuries are the fault of another’s negligence or faulty equipment, you may be entitled to compensation. The attorneys in our firm represent clients who were seriously injured while boating, fishing, or sailing on a personal watercraft.

Airplane accidents

Flying is still one of the safest ways to travel. But when mistakes happen, passenger’s lives are lost. Those who survive often endure severe injuries. The laws that apply to aviation are complex. Privately owned airplanes involved in accidents are subject to laws similar to that of an auto accident. If the cause of the accident can be traced to equipment or system malfunction, the manufacturer could also be liable. However, if the injury occurred in a commercial airliner, an entirely different set of rules apply. Our attorneys can guide you through the complex process of filing your claim and proving your case.personal injury attorneys

Industrial accidents

Our lawyers represent people gravely injured by industrial explosions, drivers of trucks or trailers, people who have fallen from ladders or scaffolding and victims of electrocution, falls, fires, falling objects, and improperly guarded machines. Any employee, contractor, or visitor to a construction site, industrial facility or other workplace who has been injured should contact a lawyer to learn about their legal rights and remedies.

Looking out for your best interests
Commercial entities responsible for accidents have insurance agencies looking out for their best interests. It is important to have a lawyer who is looking out for yours. Talk to our lawyers to learn more about your legal options.

Contact us immediately
Our attorneys counsel clients during times of crisis. You can call our law office to schedule a free initial consultation.

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