Chesterfield Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
Pursuing Just Compensation for Severely Injured Victims
Spinal cord injuries are one of the most serious types of injuries a person can suffer. Often, these types of injuries alter the lives of not only victims but also their loved ones as well. Spinal cord injuries often result in issues with mobility, including partial or complete paralysis. Victims may be unable to return to work or lead their ordinary lives, adding excessive stress on individuals and families that are already attempting to recover from traumatic accidents.
At The Roberts Law Firm, P.C., we understand what you are going through. Our Chesterfield spinal cord injury lawyers have more than 35 years of experience in pursuing personal injury claims on behalf of injured clients throughout Missouri. We take your unique concerns into account when creating a plan of action that is designed to help you recover the maximum compensation you deserve.
If you or your loved one suffered a spinal cord injury, contact our firm online or call (636) 590-4864 to request a consultation with one of our attorneys today.
What Compensation Is Available for Spinal Cord Injury Victims?
If your or your loved one’s injury was caused by another person, company, or entity’s negligence, you have the right to bring a personal injury claim and seek damages from the liable party. While every case is different, and it is impossible to say with certainty what your specific claim is worth without first hearing the details of your case, most people who have suffered a spinal cord injury are able to recover compensation for specific damages.
Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to recover compensation for the following:
- Immediate emergency medical care
- Ongoing medical treatment
- Necessary medical equipment, such as a wheelchair
- Future medical care
- Prescription medications
- Lost income/wages
- Lost or reduced earning capacity
- Lost quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
In some cases, victims of spinal cord injuries will require spinal fusion surgery. This surgery is typically used to address herniated discs or degenerative diseases that cause pain with motion between spine segments. The surgery limits the range of motion, thereby successfully reducing pain in most patients.
Additionally, spinal cord injury victims may require laminectomy surgery. This is common in cases where a patient experiences pinched nerves caused by a herniated disc and resulting in weakness of the legs and feet, numbness in limbs/extremities, and/or leg and hip pain.
When a herniated disc dislodges a portion of the spine, resulting in pressure on the spinal cord and/or the nerves surrounding it, the patient may require discectomy surgery. This procedure involves removing a herniated disc from the spinal canal.
Helping You Work to Secure a Fair Recovery
If you or your loved one needs surgery or any medical treatment associated with a spinal cord injury, you are likely concerned not only with the extent of the treatment itself but also with the cost. In fact, according to some estimates, the total lifetime cost of a spinal cord injury can be in the millions.
If someone else’s negligence resulted in your spinal cord injury, you have the right to seek compensation to cover the cost of all medical expenses related to your injury. Additionally, you may be able to recover compensation for other economic and non-economic damages associated with the accident. While financial compensation cannot undo the trauma you have been through, it can allow you the ability to secure proper treatment and move forward with your life.
Call us at (636) 590-4864 or submit an online contact form today to get started with your initial consultation.