Chicago Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
The spinal cord is the most important structure in the human body that supports nervous system function. Spinal cord injuries are often debilitating, if not fatal. They can occur in the blink of an eye, leaving you and your loved ones facing the consequences for years to come. If someone else’s carelessness caused you or a loved one to suffer a spinal cord injury, you may be entitled to recover damages.
Spinal cord injuries can lead to astronomical medical bills for treatment and rehabilitation, as well as a decreased ability to work or earn income. While financial compensation can rarely undo the effects of a debilitating injury, it can provide the support necessary for rehabilitation and to regain quality of life.
In 2014, the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center released a number of facts on spinal cord injuries in the US. There are 12,500 new spinal cord related accident injuries every year, not including those who die immediately from the injury. Most people who suffer from spinal cord injuries experience the injury as result of a car accident. The second leading cause of injury is from falls.
Spinal Cord Injury Claims
Spinal cord injury often, but not always, leads to some degree of paralysis. Other common effects include a broken or fractured spinal column, bruising, herniated or ruptured discs, or increased pressure from compression. Most spinal cord injuries lead to some form of chronic pain that affects victims for years after an accident.
Many injuries are the result of an external impact to some part of the spine or neck caused by an external physical force. Even whiplash in a minor car accident can lead to long-term spine damage. Spinal cord injury victims may also experience reduced cognitive functioning and various other changes in motor and neuron functionality.
Liability in these cases is determined in much the same way it is in other personal injury cases. Business owners and operators, employers, or product manufacturers may be held responsible for injuries arising from hazardous situations. A physician or other healthcare provider may also be liable for sustained spinal cord injuries.
The basis for determining liability in a spinal cord injury case is negligence. If a person responsible for the safety of an environment or procedure did not use reasonable caution or follow established protocols, you are entitled to receive compensation for your injury and associated losses.
Our experience representing victims of spinal cord injuries provides our firm with a deep understanding of how your injury may affect your life beyond physical rehabilitation. We focus on providing compensation for our clients’ whole health, and not just the immediate effects of injury.
Cases that come to our firm often require independent investigations into products, premises, employers and other injury contributing factors. Our attorneys look at every detail in a case to determine the best course of action, so that we are prepared for all possibilities, including settlement or a trial.
Compassionate Legal Representation
The Law Offices of Eugene K. Hollander has a reputation for success in Chicago and the surrounding areas. Our attorneys have dedicated their lives to representing individuals who have been injured in negligence claims. Spinal cord injury cases are often devastating for victims and their loved ones, and we are honored by the clients who put their trust in our ability to fight for fair compensation and justice in each case we take. We work hard every day to exceed client expectations and secure successful case outcomes.
Please contact our office for more information about our firm and a free initial case consultation regarding your or your loved one’s spinal cord injury.