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The consequences of a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) can be life-changing and have a profound impact on quality of life. SCIs occur when there is damage to any portion of the spinal cord, often due to trauma, from a car accident, sports injury, fall or act of violence. The spinal cord facilitates communication between the brain and the body. When compromised, this communication can be interrupted, resulting in diminished sensation, movement, or other bodily functions. SCIs often cause permanent changes in strength, feeling and other body functions. Severity varies greatly depending on the location and extent of the damage. It can range from a mild temporary bruising to complete severance of the spinal cord, causing permanent paralysis.

Common Causes Of Spinal Cord Injuries Include

Trauma: Such as car accidents, falls, sports injuries or acts of violence.
Disease:
Conditions like spinal cord tumors, infections, spinal cord stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS), or other degenerative diseases that can damage the spinal cord.

Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries

SCIs are complex and can have profound effects on a person’s life, requiring comprehensive medical care, support, and adaptation to manage the challenges they present. Rehabilitation, medical interventions, and assistive devices are often necessary to help individuals with SCIs regain function and adapt to their new circumstances.

The spinal cord is divided into four main sections: Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, and Sacral. Each section corresponds to different groups of nerves responsible for controlling various bodily functions.

Cervical SCI: Injuries affect the head and neck region above the shoulders. This type of injury is considered the most severe level of SCI.

Thoracic SCI:  Injuries to the thoracic spinal cord affect the upper chest, mid-back, and abdominal muscles. Typically, arm and hand function remain unaffected at this level of SCI.

Lumbar SCI:   Injuries to the lumbar spinal cord impact the hips and legs. Individuals at this level of SCI may require the use of a wheelchair or braces for walking.

Sacral SCI: Injuries to the sacral spinal cord impact the hips, back of the thighs, buttocks, and pelvic organs. Most individuals with this level of SCI are typically capable of walking.

Spinal Cord Injury Symptoms

SCIs can cause the following symptoms. 

  • Loss of movement
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control 
  • Loss of change in sensation (including ability to feel heat, cold, or touch) 
  • Exaggerated reflex activities or spasms
  • Changes in sexual function 
  • Stinging sensation 
  • Trouble breathing, coughing, or clearing secretions from the lungs. 

How our Denver Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys Can Help

An SCI can cause extensive physical, emotional, and financial challenges. Our Denver trial attorneys are dedicated to assisting clients in pursuing claims for SCIs, striving to ensure they receive fair compensation including:

  1. Medical Costs: Expenses related to treatments, surgeries, rehabilitation, and ongoing care can be significant and burdensome.
  2. Lost Income and Future Earnings: SCIs often lead to prolonged periods of missed work and, in some cases, permanent disability, impacting earning potential. Compensation can cover lost wages and diminished earning capacity.
  3. Pain and Suffering The physical pain and emotional distress resulting from a SCI merit acknowledgment. Compensation can help mitigate these intangible burdens.
  4. Disability and Impairment: If the injury results in disability or significant impairment, victims deserve compensation for the impact on their quality of life and daily activities.
  5. Home Adjustments and Assistive Equipment: Many survivors of SCIs require modifications to their homes and specialized devices to accommodate their new needs. Compensation can address these expenses.
  6. Emotional Support and Mental Health Services: The psychological toll of a SCI can be profound. Compensation may include damages for emotional distress and necessary mental health support.

If you or someone you know has suffered a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s negligence, careless act, or wrongdoing, you may be entitled to obtain compensation for your medical expenses and financial losses.  You may also be entitled to receive compensation to cover future medical costs resulting from your spinal cord injury and its impact on your life. FIEDLER Trial Lawyers can help. Call 720.996.6000 for a free consultation. 

Call our Denver, Colorado personal injury law firm.  With offices in Denver, Colorado and Chicago, Illinois, we have a team of experienced, dedicated trial lawyers here to help you win the compensation you deserve. 

Our experienced, dedicated personal injury litigators serve the people of Illinois, Colorado and elsewhere, including Denver suburbs Aurora, Lakewood, Arvada, Westminster, Thornton, and Littleton, Centennial, Highlands Ranch,  Broomfield, Englewood, Castle Rock, Parker,  Golden, Wheat Ridge, Greenwood Village, Lone Tree, Commerce City, Evergreen, Morrison, Louisville, Lafayette. 

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Frequently
Asked Questions

What to do after a car accident?

If you’ve been injured in an accident, there are several important steps you should take to protect your health and legal rights
  • Dial 911 – Emergency Services. Get checked out by emergency responders, even if you think injuries are minor, you should always get evaluated. If the accident involved a motor vehicle, file a report with the police This documentation could be important later on.
  • Document the Scene: If possible, take photos of the accident scene, your injuries, and any damage to vehicles or property. Collect contact information from witnesses and others involved in the accident READ MORE…

When involved in a personal injury claim, the process can be very intimidating. Many individuals facing this situation are often dealing with life-altering injuries, high medical bills, financial hardships and find themselves feeling very vulnerable.

Hiring a personal injury lawyer can be beneficial in a variety of situations, particularly when you have sustained significant injuries or damages due to someone else’s negligenceREAD MORE…

After being injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be wondering if you actually need to hire a personal injury lawyer. You would want to consult with an attorney, because in most cases, there will be an opposing party in your case that will be working against you. Choosing the right personal injury lawyer for your case is important to ensure you receive the best possible representation and outcome. Hiring a Denver Personal injury lawyer that specializes in that area of law is crucial, to ensure that you are getting proper representation, and your case is in good hands. Having an experienced lawyer like FIEDLER Trial Lawyers is helpful and provides powerful representation.

Here are some tips to help you choose the right lawyer:READ MORE…

The cost of hiring a personal injury lawyer can vary depending on the lawyer and the specifics of your case. However, personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means they only get paid if they win your case. Here’s how the contingency fee structure typically works and other potential costs to consider:

Contingency Fees: Percentage of Recovery: If the lawyer works on a contingency fee basis, they will take a percentage of the settlement or judgment amount you receive if you win your case. This percentage is typically around 33% to 40% but can vary depending on the lawyer and the jurisdiction.

No Win, No Fee: If you do not win your case, the lawyer will not charge you for legal fees. However, there may still be other costs you could be responsible for (discussed below).RAED MORE…

In a personal injury claim, you may be entitled to several types of compensation, also known as damages, to address the losses and injuries you’ve suffered due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. The types of compensation typically fall into three main categories: economic, non-economic, and, in some cases, punitive damages. Here’s an overview of each:

Economic Damages: These damages are intended to compensate you for actual financial losses resulting from the injury:

Medical Expenses: Compensation for past, current, and future medical costs, including hospital bills, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, and any other necessary medical treatment. READ MORE…

The value of a personal injury case can vary greatly depending on several factors unique to your situation. Since each case is different, there is no standard formula to calculate the exact value. However, here are some key factors that generally affect the worth of a personal injury case:
Severity of Injuries: The more serious and long-lasting your injuries, the higher the potential value of your case. This includes considering whether your injuries result in permanent disability or disfigurement.
Medical Expenses: Your case will take into account all medical expenses you have incurred, as well as future medical costs related to your injury.
Lost Wages and Earning Capacity: The case can include compensation for lost income due to time off work and any future loss of earning capacity if your injuries affect your ability to work.READ MORE…

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