Spinal Cord Injuries
There are over 10,000 spinal cord injuries estimated every year in the United States. Spinal cord injuries are often life changing injuries, for the victim and their family. Victims of spinal cord injuries often sustain permanent disability or paralysis. Spinal cord injuries are categorized by the amount of function left below the injured level of the spine and are either complete or incomplete. Complete injury means there is no function below the level of the injury. Incomplete injury means there is some function below the level of the injury.
Regardless of whether the injury is complete or incomplete, the injured person may have a claim for their medical expenses, lost income, disability, pain and suffering, loss of quality of life and emotional distress. Frequent causes of spinal cord injuries include motor vehicle crashes, sports injuries, and complications/errors during surgical procedures or due to defective products.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, it is critical to contact an attorney who is experienced with handling such injuries and can walk you through the many challenges you will face. Living with a spinal cord injury can be very costly and we will fight to get you the level of care you deserve to continue to live a full life with dignity. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Maschka, Riedy and Ries for a free consultation to discuss your rights.
Story about a client with a spinal cord injury