Injuries to the spinal cord are life-changing and receiving a diagnosis can be devastating news for the patient and their family. A spinal cord injury (SCI) can happen in an instant, from even a simple fall to a severe car accident. Though, no matter how it has occurred, if you are suffering from this type of catastrophic injury due to someone else’s negligent behavior, then you may be entitled to pursue a personal injury claim for damages. Have your case evaluated for free today to find out your legal options.
Why Choose Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. for New Haven Spinal Cord Cases?
When formulating a personalized legal strategy for your case, we have a total of more than 100 years of experience at our disposal.
We will put our reputation for excellence at work and strive to secure the maximum possible financial recovery that you and your family need.
No matter where you are located in Connecticut, we can advocate for you with no upfront costs. We only get paid once we win.
Spinal Cord Injury Complications
An SCI often results in partial or complete paralysis, along with permanent changes in strength, sensation and bodily functions below the site of the injury. Further complications can include:
Loss of bowel, bladder, or muscular control
Since the spinal cord plays such a crucial role in the body, an injury can have a far-reaching impact.
The Leading Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Car and motorcycle accidents are the leading cause of SCIs, accounting for more than 40 percent of new cases each year.
An SCI after age 65 is most often caused by a fall. Overall, more than one-quarter of SCIs are caused by falls.
Acts of Violence
As many as 15 percent of SCIs result from violent attacks, often involving gunshot and knife wounds.
Sports and Recreational Injuries
High-impact sports and recreational activities cause eight percent of SCIs.
The use of alcohol is a factor in about one out of every four SCIs.
Conditions such as cancer, arthritis, spinal cord inflammation, and osteoporosis can all cause injury to the spinal cord.
Why Hire a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in New Haven?
It is crucial to take immediate steps to protect your rights once you suffer a serious injury as a result of another party’s careless or negligent act. However, since you have responsibilities of your own to worry about, such as your health. Giving an attorney the ability to handle a spinal cord injury claim on your behalf, will give your case the support it needs to be successful. Your lawyer will not only handle filing, but also any investigative efforts and the gathering of evidence to build your case. That includes collecting medical records, the police report, interviewing witnesses, hiring experts to testify, and anything else that is needed. All negotiations with insurance providers can also be completed by your legal advocate, ensuring you remain protected from any tactics to get you to settle for less than your claim is worth.
We Get Results
SCI victims typically only have two years from the date of the injury to pursue damages. Learn more about your legal rights and options today so that you do not miss out on the compensation you are warranted. Reach Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. by calling (203) 265-2035 or sending us an online contact form.