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Severe trauma can cause serious damage to the spinal cord. Spinal cord injuries can leave victims unable to work, incur substantial medical bills, and cause chronic pain. Whether your injury was the result of a car accident, truck accident, workplace accident, or medical malpractice, an injury can forever impact your life.

With the help of our Las Vegas spinal cord injury attorneys, you have the chance to pursue the compensation you deserve. Call Oronoz & Ericsson Injury Lawyers today at (702) 878-2889 or use our online contact form.

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Do I Need Attorneys After a Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury?

Perhaps you wonder if you really need an attorney with experience in spinal cord injury cases. You have a lot to handle right now, from managing your daily pain to caring for your family and planning for an uncertain future. The thought of calling an attorney may seem like just one more item to add to your long to-do list.

Hiring an attorney can actually minimize your stress during this difficult time. If you try to handle your claim on your own, you could easily spend hundreds of hours trying to figure out what the insurance company needs, how to compile evidence, and how much your injury will cost you long-term. When you hire Oronoz & Ericsson Injury Lawyers, you can spend less time worrying about the legal and financial side of your injury and more time focusing on your recovery.

The team at Oronoz & Ericsson Injury Lawyers handles a wide range of tasks on behalf of clients. We can help you by:

  • Fully investigating the accident that caused your lower back pain and spinal cord injury
  • Compiling, examining, and interpreting medical records
  • Communicating with medical experts to understand the full scope of your injury and how it will impact your life
  • Considering different types of compensation that may be available to you
  • Processing and filing paperwork in a timely and efficient manner to prevent delays
  • Negotiating with the insurance company to get a fair settlement that reflects the severity of your injuries
  • Preparing for court if negotiation is unsuccessful

Working With an Attorney Who Understands Spinal Injury

Choosing the right spinal injury lawyer for your case is essential. Spinal cord injuries are extremely complex, and the type and location of your injury both influence your prognosis and settlement options. When you choose Oronoz & Ericsson Injury Lawyers, you can feel confident that your case is in the hands of lawyers with extensive spinal injury case experience.

We are well-versed in types of spinal cord injury claims, different levels of spine injury, and what type of care you’ll need in the future. Our team will consider the assistive equipment and technology you may need to maximize your independence and improve your quality of life after an injury.

Case Results

$2,200,000

Settlement for our client’s injuries after a Las Vegas car crash.

Topic // Car Accident

$5,500,000

Settlement for the tragic loss of a loved one.

Topic // Wrongful Death

$1,800,000

Recovered for a severely injured client after a motorcycle crash.

Topic // Motorcycle Accident
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Types and Causes of Spinal Cord Damage

An accident can leave you with complete or incomplete spinal injury. A complete spinal cord injury leaves you with a severed spinal cord. Nerves below the severed cord lose all function and sensation. While a small amount of victims may recover some mobility or sensation with extensive therapy and treatment, most remain paralyzed for the rest of their lives.

An incomplete spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal cord is partially severed or damaged. Some of these injuries do lead to partial or full paralysis of certain limbs, but victims often retain some sensation and mobility.

Typically, the severity of a back injury is dependent on the location of the damage. While damage to the lumbar spinal cord may impact bowel control, bladder control, lower body mobility, and sexual function, an injury to the cervical spinal cord can lead to full quadriplegia. Injuries impacting the thoracic spinal cord, which includes 12 vertebrae, affect trunk control and lower body movement.

Victims may receive a spinal cord injury settlement after a car accident. What appears to be lower back pain after a car accident is sometimes a serious spinal cord injury. Employees in manual labor jobs may suffer spinal cord damage on the job, perhaps from an unsafe lift, a slip and fall accident, or malfunctioning equipment. In some situations, medical malpractice leaves victims with serious spinal injuries.

Spinal Cord Injury Compensation

The compensation a victim is entitled to depends largely on the severity of their injury. For example, a case involving a herniated disc, bulging disc, or slipped disc may lead to a smaller settlement than a case involving full quadriplegia. Your back injury lawyer will talk to you about different types of compensation, including:

  • Lost wages for time spent recovering from the accident or a permanent inability to return to work
  • Making your home accessible if you are permanently disabled
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical bills, including prescriptions, copays, and medical transportation expenses
  • Rehabilitation and therapy
  • Expenses incurred by an inability to care for your children or perform other domestic duties

While money cannot bring back your health, mobility, or independence after a spinal injury, it is one way to hold the liable party accountable for their actions and make your life easier after an accident. Remember, though, that compensation isn’t guaranteed after an injury. You have to take the right steps to protect your rights and get what you deserve. Choose a spinal cord injury lawyer who is willing to fight aggressively on your behalf.

Contact Our Las Vegas Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys Now

The team at Oronoz & Ericsson Injury Lawyers invites you to schedule a free consultation. We know that choosing a lawyer is one of the most important decisions you make after a serious injury, and during your consultation, we’ll discuss your case and show you how we can help. Call us at (702) 878-2889 or fill out our online contact form to set up a consultation.