Back and Spinal Cord Injury Compensation

Spinal injuries and back and neck pain can be the result of a variety of reasons, such as a failed surgery, a vehicle accident or a slip-and-fall accident. Whatever the cause, chronic and acute neck and back pain can be not only severe, but it can also be debilitating. When a person is in pain, it can affect their relationships, work and life in general.

Future Firm Law represents both injury victims and their families who have been affected by neck, back and spinal cord injuries. When we represent your interests, we will seek compensation to cover your medical expenses, as well as your family’s financial needs. With Future Firm Law on your side, you can be confident that you will receive the compensation you deserve.

The Debilitating Effects of Spinal Injuries

When you have severe back and neck pain, it has most often been caused by an injury to one or several of your spinal disks. Most commonly, disk injuries include ruptured disks, herniated disks and compressed disks. The result of these injuries can range from chronic pain to paralysis, paraplegia or quadriplegia, in catastrophic cases. If the injuries are that severe, the conditions can lead to secondary injuries like decreased organ function, pressure sores and respiratory problems.

In addition to pain in the back and neck, spinal injuries can also cause pain in the legs and arms, as well as tingling or numbness in the extremities. Extreme pain may make even standing or sitting for more than a few minutes difficult.

People who suffer permanent injuries will need medical care for the remainder of their lives, and that may include long-term pain medications and/or extensive surgeries. It is also possible for people with neck, back and spinal injuries to be unable to work because they are bedridden. These injuries often have lifetime complications, so the compensation you receive should reflect their true cost. Future Firm Law will fight to ensure you are compensated for monthly expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.

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The Elements of a Spinal Cord Injury Claim

If you are the victim of a spinal cord injury, you may be compensated under several legal theories. Most personal injury cases such as this involve the concept of negligence. When a person commits negligence (also referred to as violating a duty of care) they either fail to act in a way or act in a way in which they shouldn’t, and that has caused your injury.

Another way in which you could collect compensation is with strict liability. When a spinal cord injury is caused by a defective product, such as a malfunctioning airbag or seatbelt, a victim only needs to show that another party was somehow responsible for the injury—not that they were necessarily negligent. With strict liability, manufacturing defects, like defective components that result in damage, can lead to lawsuits, even if the manufacturer had no knowledge of the errors.

What to Know About Spinal Injuries

Spinal Cord injuries are among the most expensive types of injuries, in regard to the initial and ongoing medical costs, and they will always require immediate medical attention. Future Firm Law understands that no two people will have the exact same circumstances or prognosis for their injuries, or the same potential recovery time. No matter what the cause or severity of your spinal injury, if you were hurt as the result of someone’s else’s negligence, you deserve the right to seek justice.

A spinal cord injury is the result of damage to the nerves at the base of the spine or to any portion of the spinal cord, which forms the brain’s connection to the body. The spinal cord itself is a column of tissue and nerve fibers that are divided into four distinct regions:

  • Cervical- Topmost region, where the brain connects to the spinal cord.
  • Thoracic- Middle region of the spinal cord.
  • Lumbar- Lower region, where the spinal cord begins to curve.
  • Sacral- Lower, triangle-shaped region that bends slightly outward.

When you have a spinal cord injury, it is classified as either a Complete or an Incomplete injury. With a Complete injury, there is no sensation or function below the location of the injury, but there may be potential for recovery. An Incomplete injury, which most spinal cord injuries are, provides some function below the location of the injury.