Massachusetts Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
Also Handling Serious Injury Claims in New Hampshire & Rhode Island
Spinal cord injuries are a common injury a victim can sustain when they’re jolted or fall on their backs, and emergency room see about 17,000 new cases every year. Unfortunately, these are also some of the most devastating injuries a person can suffer from, as they frequently lead to paralysis. Being unable to sense, feel, or use parts of your body that you took for granted before is a traumatizing and difficult experience to adjust to, especially if you can no longer do certain things like take daily jogs or perform basic manual tasks at work.
Crowe & Mulvey, LLP has recovered millions for paralyzed clients before and can help you determine what you need to make your transition more seamless after an accident caused by negligence. Our Massachusetts spinal cord injury lawyers believe you should focus on recovering from your injury, physically and emotionally. As you do so, our legal team has the dedication and resources available to pursue the financial compensation you need on your behalf.
Contact us online or call (617) 404-3417 to schedule a free case evaluation. We serve clients throughout New England, including Rhode Island and New Hampshire.
What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?
The spinal cord is packed with nerves that innervate our entire body. Though we have bones called vertebrae that are meant to protect these nerves, this still puts us at risk for very severe injuries and loss of total function if the spinal cord is injured and the vertebrae are shattered. The spinal cord is one of the most important parts of our body because it’s responsible for sending messages between our brain and the rest of our body.
Major spinal cord injuries people can sustain include:
- High tetraplegia (C1-C4)
- Low tetraplegia (C5-C8)
- Incomplete motor functional at any level
- Total paralysis
The most well-known kinds of spinal cord injuries include paraplegia and quadriplegia. Paraplegia refers to paralysis that impacts the lower half of the body, including your trunk, legs, and feet. Quadriplegia often occurs when the upper part of your spinal cord is damaged, resulting in paralysis in your arms, hands, trunk, legs, and feet. Our Massachusetts spinal cord injury lawyers recognize the gravity of the consequences that follow a spinal cord injury and work tirelessly for our clients to win the compensation they need from negligent parties.
Accidents That Commonly Lead to Spinal Cord Injuries
There are many accidents that can cause spinal cord injuries like paralysis. Car accidents are one of the most common causes of these serious injuries. Drivers or passengers who are thrown around their cars in a rollover, for example, can easily damage their backs and vertebrae. Motorcyclists and pedestrians, however, are more prone to these injuries because they lack safety features that vehicle occupants have, such as airbags and seat belts.
Slip and fall accidents are another common cause of spinal cord injuries. Individuals fall on their backs all the time, whether they’re slipping on wet pavement or on broken pavement. Individuals who fall down flights of stairs or from great heights are at a higher risk of a serious injury like paralysis.
Damages We Can Recover
With the potential to affect so many aspects of a person’s life, the full effect of a spinal cord injury is difficult to gauge. In addition to the more immediate financial damages associated with your recovery, there may be a number of long-term financial challenges associated with the spinal cord injury you sustained. With that in mind, you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney who will be capable of helping you anticipate the compensation you may need to deal with the effects of your injury.
With that in mind, the core components of your claim will almost certainly seek to recover compensation for the following damages:
- The anticipated cost of medical and rehabilitative care
- The anticipated loss of income
- The anticipated emotional effect of the injury and accident
Our legal team is selective when taking cases, which means that when we handle your claim, we have the capacity to work closely with you to develop a comprehensive legal strategy intended to help you support yourself and your family after your injury.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury through no fault of your own, our Massachusetts spinal cord injury lawyers at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, may aggressively pursue the funds you need to cover medical costs, lost wages, and any other damages.
Get started on your claim by calling (617) 404-3417. Our team is comprised of spinal cord injury attorneys in Massachusetts, as well as full-time nurses whom we work closely with to strengthen our clients’ cases.