Baltimore Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
An accident can lead to a variety of injuries. One of the most serious ones is a spinal cord injury.
A spinal cord injury refers to damage to the nerves and cells that send and receive signals from the brain to and from the rest of the body. These injuries can be caused by a direct injury to the spinal cord itself or by damage to the bones and tissue that surround the spinal cord.
A spinal cord injury can lead to long-term issues such as mobility issues and even paralysis. All or part of the body may be paralyzed. There are three types of complete spinal cord injuries:
- Also known as quadriplegia, this refers to the inability to move the upper and lower parts of the body.
- This refers to paralysis of the legs and lower body.
- This is an incomplete spinal injury that causes paralysis to one arm and both legs.
Spinal cord injuries are no laughing matter. These injuries can cause paralysis and require lifelong care. This medical care can be expensive. Make sure you are fully compensated with help from the Baltimore spinal cord injury lawyers at Furman | Honick Law. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can be caused by the following:
- Car accidents. Motor vehicle crashes cause nearly 40% of spinal cord injuries. They are more likely to occur in crashes where there are significant size differences involved, such as a car vs. a semi truck. Motorcycle accidents and rollover crashes are also likely to cause spinal cord injuries.
- Falls and slips and falls also commonly lead to spinal cord injuries. Those over the age of 65 face an even higher risk. Spinal cord injuries from falls are also common in the workplace, although they can happen anywhere.
- Sports accidents. Contact sports such as football, hockey, soccer, and basketball can lead to spinal cord injuries. Damage often occurs at the neck, resulting in nerve damage, cognitive deficits, and paralysis.
- Violent crime. A stabbing, shooting, assault, or battery can all lead to spinal cord injuries.
If your spinal cord injury was intentional and happened during a violent crime, for example, you would be able to file a civil claim whether or not there is a criminal trial. Even if the perpetrator is found not guilty, they can still be held liable for your damages.
If your injury was not caused by a violent act, then you will need to prove negligence. This means that the person breached their duty and caused you to suffer injuries as a result.
Contact Furman | Honick Law Today
Spinal cord injuries are often catastrophic and can require lifelong care. If someone has caused your injuries, it’s important to hold them liable.
You could face medical expenses in the six or seven figures. The experienced Baltimore spinal cord injury lawyers from Furman | Honick Law can help you get the compensation you deserve for all your damages. Schedule a free consultation today by calling (410) 844-6000 or filling out the online form.