We Can Help Victims of
Catastrophic Spinal Cord Injuries

The doctors explained the injury and the news was anything but good. You could be in the hospital and a rehab facility for months for very expensive treatment. How will your medical bills get paid, not to mention how will you take care of your family? If you can no longer walk, how do you put your life back together with meaning and purpose?

The experienced attorneys at Dollar, Burns and Becker are compassionate advocates for those who have suffered catastrophic spinal chord injuries. We know exactly what your questions and concerns are, and even better, we know how to help you get through this terrible time. We help survivors of spinal cord injuries pursue full and fair compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering and future expenses related to the injury.

 

What You Need to Know About Spinal Cord Injury

  • The spinal cord is the column of nerves running along your back that connects signals from your brain to nerves throughout your body. Even minimal trauma to the spinal cord can disrupt the flow of communication between the brain and nerves throughout the body. Although it’s protected by a column of bones, or vertebrae, the spinal cord is still vulnerable. 
  • Damage to your spinal cord can occur when the force of an accident causes one of the vertebrae in your spinal column to crush (pinching or compressing the spinal cord), break (leaving the spinal cord vulnerable to further blows from the accident), or completely move (severing the spinal cord completely). Damage to your spinal cord can also occur when a slipped, herniated or ruptured disk impacts the spinal cord, which means that the disk between vertebrae moves abruptly and crushes or pinches the spinal cord. 
  • Paralysis can result if the spinal cord is subjected to serious trauma in a car accident, industrial accident or surgical procedure. Depending on where your spinal cord was damaged, paraplegia or even quadriplegia can result. Damage to the spinal cord in your upper neck can result in quadriplegia, leaving you with limited feeling and mobility in your arms, legs, torso, etc. Damage to your spinal cord in your mid to lower back can result in paraplegia, leaving you with limited feeling and mobility in your lower torso, legs, feet, etc.

 

How a Spinal Cord Injury Impacts Your Life

No two spinal cord injuries are alike, so we cannot predict exactly what your future holds. Most people who suffer from spinal cord injuries will require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitative therapy, spanning months and even years. 

A wheelchair and other adaptive equipment may be necessary. It will be necessary to relearn how to do many things in life that once were taken for granted, such as brushing your teeth and dressing. You may need to accept the fact that you will need help with these things. Special accommodations will be necessary for your home and vehicle. Your career path may be completely changed.

At Dollar, Burns & Becker, we know this is often devastating and overwhelming. Even though it will take considerable time for the facts about your injury to sink in, it’s critically important to consult with an experienced catastrophic injury lawyer right away.

As you are likely starting to learn, your expenses related to your spinal cord injury are just starting to accumulate and will continue for the rest of your life. If someone's negligence caused the accident that resulted in your spinal cord injury, you have the right to seek full and fair compensation, which will be necessary to minimize the financial burdens associated with your spinal cord injury now and in the future.

 

Contact Us Immediately Toll-Free at 877-816-2600

If you, a friend or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury, contact us as soon as possible, ideally within 48 hours. We’ll immediately take action to ensure that vital evidence is preserved that can be crucial to your claim. Initial consultations are free and we work solely on a contingency basis.