Spinal Injury Resulting From an Accident in Las Vegas
Did You Suffer a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)?
A spinal cord injury is a severe condition that often results in devastating
and/or permanent conditions such as partial or full paralysis. This type
of condition is hard enough to come to terms with on its own, but when
your SCI was caused by the negligence or recklessness of someone else
on the road, it can be even harder to endure.
An effective Las Vegas spinal cord injury lawyer can work to bring that
individual to justice by fighting for his or her payment of proper restitution
while you focus on the long journey of physical and emotional healing.
We have collected millions of dollars for our injured clients and we would love to work with you.
Call our firm today
at (702) 904-8858 for more information.
Common Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord is an essential part of your central nervous system that
serves as a major information pathway for your whole body. Thus, there
are all kinds of injuries that can result from spinal cord damage or damage
to the areas around it. Depending on the location and severity of the
injury, these conditions can be temporary, permanent, or even life-threatening.
Some of these conditions are:
- Spinal contusions
- Spinal stenosis
- Partially severed cord
- Nearly completely severed cord
- Brown-Séquard syndrome
- Cauda equina syndrome
- Conus medullaris syndrome
- Anterior cord syndrome
- Central cord syndrome
Whether temporary or permanent, the cost of initial medical care and ongoing
rehabilitation is high for all of these conditions. It can cost in the
hundreds of thousands of dollars the first year and much more for each
subsequent year. If your SCI is the result of someone else’s actions,
you shouldn’t have to shoulder this financial burden and the stress
of dealing with such a serious condition.
What are the various causes?
In some cases, as in certain congenital conditions involving spinal stenosis,
it is certainly possible to sustain a spinal cord injury through a birth
defect or other natural causes. However, most instances of spinal cord
injury happen in accidents like these:
- Motor vehicle accident
- Accident at work
- Acts of violence
- Medical malpractice
- Accidents due to property negligence
- Sports or recreational accidents
Several of these incidents occur daily due to the negligent or reckless
actions of another person. For instance, if the car accident was caused by a
drunk driver, fault is easily placed on the other person or entity, making you eligible
for compensation. Even if you are unsure of where fault lies, our team
at Oronoz, Ericsson & Gaffney LLC can help determine if you still
qualify for compensation under Nevada’s modified comparative fault system.
Contact a Las Vegas Injury Lawyer
Dealing with the health repercussions of any spinal cord injury –
temporary or permanent – is stressful enough on its own. If your
injury was due to the reckless or negligent actions of another, you shouldn’t
also have to deal with the subsequent financial burden. Contact our compassionate
Las Vegas accident attorneys at
Oronoz, Ericsson & Gaffney LLC to start fighting for maximum compensation in your spinal cord injury
consultation is free
– call (702) 904-8858 to schedule yours.