A spinal cord injury (SCI) can significantly impact a victim's quality of life, requiring longterm medical care and rehabilitation. Damage to the spongy discs, vertebrae, or ligaments within the spine can not only produce localized affects but result in systemic complications. While these injuries have a variety of causes, they most commonly occur after auto accidents, which are responsible for 46 percent of all SCIs. Victims of spinal cord injuries may be entitled to extensive damages if another party is deemed at fault. Our attorneys Elizabeth Quick and Matthew Quick in Kirkland, WA, are dedicated to their clients and can ensure you receive the compassionate care and personalized attention you deserve. Contact our firm today to review your legal options with a spinal cord injury lawyer.
Causes of a Spinal Cord Injury
A spinal cord injury is the result of damage to the vertebrae, ligaments, or discs of the spinal column or spinal cord. While motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injury, this condition can also result from sports injuries, assault, and accidents in the workplace. When an injury occurs, victims may lose sensation in their extremities and the ability to control muscle movement. In severe cases, victims may sustain paralysis in the limbs, pelvic organs, or trunk. The location of the injury on the spinal cord will impact the muscles affected and the extent of damage.
If you have sustained a spinal cord injury, you may experience symptoms immediately or they may be delayed by days or weeks. As such, if you have been in an accident, you should promptly seek medical treatment to protect your longterm health and wellbeing.
Spinal Cord Injury Compensation
A spinal cord injury claim is different than other types of personal injury cases. Injuries that impact the spinal cord tend to have a more serious impact on the victim's quality of life, making routine tasks challenging. In addition, victims often require ongoing medical care, rehabilitation, therapy, and at-home assistance. While the physical and emotional impact of a spinal cord injury is devastating, our team can help to ease the financial burden of an injury, securing compensation for current and future medical expenses, lost income and diminished earning capacity, and any pain and suffering you have endured. Damages can also account for any renovations your house may need to accommodate limited mobility.
Our attorneys are dedicated to their clients and can ensure you receive the compassionate care and personalized attention you deserve.
At our practice, we understand the need to have expert testimony in a personal injury case. Our attorneys have extensive resources and a vast network of doctors, chiropractors, and psychiatrists who can testify in court on your behalf. Professional medical testimony can strengthen your case by establishing liability, and enable us to fight for maximum compensation for your injuries.
Ensure You Receive Justice
At Quick Law Group, PLLC, we are dedicated to our clients. Our attorneys offer a free initial consultation for every perspective client and work on a contingency basis, so victims can focus on recovery. We will not collect any fees until our lawyers recover the restitution you are entitled to. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a spinal cord injury, contact us online or call (425) 576-8150 to review your case.