Accidents can cause devastating injuries, including paralysis and other serious spinal cord injuries.
While some studies have estimated that over 50 percent of all paralysis injuries result from accidents involving 18-wheelers, commercial and other trucks, cars and motorcycles, many of these accident-related spinal cord injuries result from severe impacts and/or when a vehicle rolls over and the roof caves in.
For example: when a rollover accident causes roof crush, the vehicle’s passenger space is depleted, resulting in trauma and extreme stress on the spinal cord, which can result in paralysis.
Have you or someone you love suffered a disk, vertebrae or any other spinal cord injury in an accident that was caused by another person or as a result of a defective or dangerous product malfunctioning?
If so, that injury victim may be eligible to file a damage lawsuit claiming for financial compensation for any losses that they may have sustained as a result of their injuries.
At the law offices of Simien & Simien, LLC, our team of highly trained personal injury lawyers can provide the experience you need to explain your legal options in simple terms and the knowledge to fight for the justice that you deserve.
We proudly offer spinal cord injury victims 100 percent FREE case reviews to help determine the merits of your claim and we don’t get paid unless we recover. To find out how we can help, contact us today at 800-374-8422 or simply fill out the “Free Case Evaluation” form located to the right.
Common Causes Of Serious Spinal Cord Injuries
Although automobile accidents are typically associated with the negligence of one or more drivers, they can often be the result of automobile defects, including tire blowout accidents particularly on SUVs, and the failure of the vehicle manufacturer to make the vehicle crashworthy (designed to withstand the effects of foreseeable accidents and events).
It’s important to understand that Federal Safety Standards require that vehicles sold in the United States meet certain rollover standards and require the manufacturers to perform a series of roof crush tests to ensure that their vehicles can withstand the force of a vehicular rollover.
If a vehicle is not crashworthy, a victim who suffers injuries as a result of the lack of crashworthiness, such as spinal cord injuries, may be entitled to monetary compensation, including medical expenses, life care cost, nursing costs, future lost income and wages and other forms of damages.
How A Lawyer Can Help You
Permanent paralysis victims suffer lifelong impairment of their ability to perform common functions of mobility in their extremities due to the damage to their nervous systems. Proper handling of victims in such accidents, including proper placement and handling as well as early treatment, can mean the difference between temporary and permanent paralysis.
Generally, the longer an affected person suffers from paralysis before the cause is properly addressed, the more likely it will be permanent. The most common first sign of possible paralysis is numbness or loss of motion or sensation in the limbs or extremities. At the onset of this or any other symptom of paralysis, it is vital that the victim not be moved or placed in an activity that could aggravate the injury further. Although there are some promising developments involving stem cell treatments, current medical science has not found a cure for permanent paralysis.
The attorneys at Simien & Simien, LLC, have represented clients with paralysis and other catastrophic injuries and losses. We are prepared to work with others to make their lives and those of their loved ones as comfortable as we possibly can. Contact Simien & Simien, LLC, today.