Unfortunately, insurance companies tend to fight hard to limit your compensation. The attorneys at Fieger Law are not afraid to go head-to-head with insurance companies to fight for you. We’ve secured over 165 verdicts and settlements at $1 million or higher—we know how to outsmart and out-fight the people who would deny responsibility for your injury.

The Effects Of A Spinal Cord Injury

The physical consequences of a spinal cord injury vary from patient to patient, from muscular pain to nerve damage requiring lengthy medical treatment.

In many cases, the consequences of a spinal cord injury include:

  • Paraparesis: A partial paralysis of the victim’s lower extremities
  • Paraplegia: The complete paralysis of a patient’s lower extremities
  • Quadriparesis: A partial paralysis of all four of a person’s extremities
  • Quadriplegia: The complete paralysis of all four of a victim’s extremities

Spinal Cord Injury Statistics

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC):

  • There are 18,000 new spinal cord injury cases each year.
  • Approximately 305,000 people are suffering from a spinal cord injury in the U.S.
  • The average age of a spinal cord injury victim is 43 years old.
  • Nearly 80% of new spinal cord injuries occur in men.
  • Vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injury, followed by falls, acts of violence, and sports accidents.
  • Fewer than 1% of spinal cord injury victims experienced complete neurological recovery before leaving the hospital.
  • Spinal cord injury victims are often re-hospitalized later due to diseases of the genitourinary system, skin, and respiratory, digestive, and musculoskeletal systems.

Damages in Spinal Cord Injury Cases

Aside from the physical limitations imposed on spinal cord injury victims, the lifetime financial burden can be overwhelming, often reaching well into the millions. Many families cannot afford to shoulder this immense cost.

That’s why you need a spinal cord injury attorney who will fight for you. Our team of spinal cord injury lawyers at Fieger Law understands these complex cases and can pursue maximum compensation for you and your family.

Here’s a breakdown of some of the damages an injured person can seek compensation for:

  • Medical Expenses: This includes the costs of hospitalization, surgeries, medications, assistive devices, and rehabilitation and ongoing care.
  • Lost Wages: This includes income that you lost while you were attempting to recover from your injury, as well as any future wages that you are unable to earn because of your injury.
  • Pain and Suffering: This compensates for the physical pain, emotional distress, and mental anguish surrounding your injury.
  • Loss of Consortium: This is compensation for any loss of companionship, love, and intimacy caused by your injury.
  • Property Damage: Any damage to your car or other personal property from the injury-causing accident should be covered as well.

Determining Whether You Have a Case

After a spinal cord injury, it’s important that you not attempt to navigate the legal system on your own. Figuring out whether you have a case and what steps to take can be overwhelming, and you’ll need an experienced spinal injury lawyer to guide you.

Here are some of the factors our lawyers consider when evaluating the viability of a spinal cord injury case:

  • The severity of your injury
  • The cause of your injury
  • Whether there is evidence of negligence by another party (if another party had a duty of care to you and breached that duty, causing your injury and damages)
  • Your prognosis for recovery

Speaking with one of our experienced attorneys during a free consultation is the best way to decide whether to move forward with a spinal cord injury case. We can review the specifics of your situation and advise you of your legal options.

Millions Recovered For Our Clients

Fieger Law understands that our spinal injury clients have medical costs that will take multiple lifetimes to afford. However, people should not have to sacrifice their financial security, peace of mind, and quality of life because a business, insurance company, or anyone else wouldn’t take responsibility for their actions.

Fieger Law is one of the most effective firms in the U.S. when it comes to making companies pay for their mistakes. We’ve secured hundreds of millions for our clients. Let us help you.