Written By Award-Winning Lawyer Lawrence S. Lapidus
Spinal cord injuries are common and can happen to anyone. Even seemingly mild injuries can last a lifetime. They often require medical treatment and consistent rehabilitation. If you have been in a car accident, you are especially prone to spinal cord injury, and you are entitled to fair compensation for your injuries. If you are suffering from a spinal cord injury due to an accident, hire a Maryland spinal cord injury attorney to represent you throughout the legal claims process.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Suffering a spinal cord injury means that you have lost some or all ability to fully function. In some cases, you might have mobility issues or lose the ability to feel.
There are two types of spinal cord injury: complete and incomplete.
A complete spinal cord injury means that you have lost complete function and the ability to feel below the part of your body where the injury occurred. Because the spinal cord is part of the central nervous system and not just a bone, it controls muscle movement and nerve impulses from your brain to the rest of your body. A complete injury means that communication between your brain and that part of your body has been severed.
In incomplete spinal cord injury means that some level of function has remained below the point of injury, whether it is mobility or feeling on one side or the other. There is limited function, but not complete loss.
A spinal cord injury can affect your day to day functioning, including your ability to walk, pick up things, use the bathroom normally, or even breathe. There are many medical devices that can assist and make life easier with a spinal cord injury such as wheelchairs, steroids, and ventilators.
Spinal Cord Injury Statistics
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, the leading cause of spinal cord injuries is automobile accidents.
“About 285,000 people in the United States are living with spinal cord injuries (SCIs). There are about 17,500 new SCIs every year, and the majority of them (81 percent) involve males.”
With spinal cord injuries being so common, fair and reasonable compensation should be an immediate conclusion, but too often, insurance claims don’t end fairly without the assistance of a Maryland Spinal Cord Injury Attorney.
How Can a Maryland Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Help Me?
Getting a free, no obligation consultation with a Maryland Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer is a good call if you have suffered a spinal cord injury. Our lawyers have over forty years of experience and will conduct an in-depth investigation, pull medical records (and other important documentation) to increase the chances of getting you a favorable settlement.
Our lawyers will talk to you about your rights and take on the insurance companies so you can focus on your recovery.
Maryland Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Our team at Lapidus Law Firm wants to see you get a fair and reasonable settlement. Contact our office today at (301) 852-7500 for a free, no obligation consultation. We’re here to help you!