Denver Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

Denver spinal cord injury lawyer

Similar to a brain injury, spinal cord injuries can be tragic, traumatic, and catastrophic; they often mean permanent disability or total paralysis. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, there are 12,000 new cases of spinal cord injuries every year and over 250,000 people living with these injuries in the United States. When a spinal cord injury is the result of someone else’s negligence in Colorado, obtain legal help right away from an experienced Denver spinal cord injury lawyer at the law firm of Norton and Bowers, P.C. Life-long care and treatment for a spinal cord injury victim has a considerable cost attached. Even a less catastrophic back or neck injury can make it tough to perform simple, everyday tasks. Whether your back, neck, or spinal cord injury occurs in a traffic accident, a workplace mishap, a slip-and-fall incident, or in some other situation, if someone else’s negligence is responsible for your injury, an experienced Denver spinal cord injury lawyer at the law firm of Norton and Bowers, P.C. will be able to help you obtain compensation for your medical care and related expenses. If you’ve been injured, call us at 303-400-8100.

ACCIDENTS THAT CAUSE SPINAL CORD INJURIES

Many spinal cord injuries can occur as a result of negligence. Examples of negligence include a reckless driver who collides with another vehicle or person on the street or a property owner who fails to put up a sign that a staircase is broken. Common accidents that cause spinal cord injuries include:

  • Slip and fall
  • Car accidents
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicyclist accidents
  • Trampoline accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents

After an accident, you may not even be aware that you have suffered a spinal cord injury. It’s best to always seek medical attention when you’re involved in any sort of accident. Keep all of your medical records as you recover from an injury, including medical bills and documentation. These documents will help you prove the expenses you have incurred as a result of the injury.

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of an accident, contact the Denver spinal cord injury attorneys at Norton and Bowers, P.C for the legal resources and emotional support you and your family need at this time. Our team of lawyers will work tirelessly to help you recover compensation for your injury.

SPINAL CORD INJURIES

Spinal cord injuries are divided into two type: complete and incomplete injuries. Complete injuries are those that completely shut off the body’s function below the level of the injury. The victim cannot feel any sensation or move certain body parts with this injury. Incomplete injuries, on the other hand, are characterized by some functions below the level of the spinal cord damage. Victims who suffer from incomplete injuries may feel sensations in part of the body or be able to move one limb more than the other.

Depending on the severity of the victim’s loss of sensory and motor function, spinal cord injuries can be classified as:

  • Quadriplegia: loss of movement and sensation in all four limbs
  • Paraplegia: loss of movement and sensation in the lower half of the body (the two legs)
  • Triplegia: loss of movement and sensation in one arm and both legs 

Because the early symptoms of spinal cord injuries are similar to other less serious health issues, it is common for victims to think that nothing is wrong with them at first. Victims may experience these symptoms after an accident:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Digestive issues
  • Trouble breathing
  • Loss of bowel or bladder function
  • Loss of sensation in their limbs
  • Elevated heart rate and/or blood pressure

If you experience any of these symptoms after an accident, it’s imperative that you seek immediate medical attention.

COMPENSATION FOR SPINAL CORD INJURIES

If you are suffering from a spinal cord injury as a result of an accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for:

  • Medical expenses that you have already incurred and any expected medical expenses
  • Loss of wages if your injury has impacted your ability to work and earn income
  • Loss of quality of life if your injury has impacted your ability to live how you were living prior to the accident
  • Pain and suffering, since spinal cord injuries are typically severe and cause a major disruption in victims’ lives
  • Modifications needed in the home to accommodate the victim’s physical condition such as a ramp or stair lift
  • Expenses for rehabilitation or assistive devices such as a wheelchair

If you believe that you are entitled to compensation after suffering a spinal cord injury, contact our team of attorneys at Norton and Bowers, P.C. for a free consultation.

WE REPRESENT THE VICTIMS

At Norton and Bowers, P.C. we represent the victims of spinal cord, neck, and back injuries ranging from whiplash injuries and soft tissue trauma that requires extensive chiropractic treatment or physical therapy to spinal cord injuries resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia. Even a so-called minor injury can be very expensive; a single night in a hospital can cost thousands depending on the severity of your injuries and the extent of your treatment. When you file a personal injury claim, the defendant’s insurer likely will understate the amount you’ll need for future surgeries, rehabilitative therapy, pharmaceutical medications, and other medical treatment. Our experienced Denver spinal cord injury lawyers will dispute the insurance company’s claims and fight aggressively for the maximum compensation you need and deserve.

We help our clients with many aspects of their case including obtaining medical treatment and seeking victim’s compensation funds or restitution early on in a case. There are often strict deadlines to recover some of these funds so you should contact one of our Denver injury attorneys immediately. The initial consultation and case evaluation with Norton and Bowers, P.C. is always free so call 303-400-8100 now. 

WE FIGHT FOR THE INJURED

Our team of attorneys have years of experience representing spinal cord injury victims in cases involving bicycle accidents, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability issues, and more. If you have injured your spine in the Denver area, speak to a spinal cord injury attorney today to understand how you can recover the full compensation you deserve.

At Norton and Bowers, P.C. we serve clients on a contingency fee basis. This means you will not be charged an attorney fee until after we obtain a settlement or award. If you’ve sustained a back, neck, or spinal cord injury in Denver, or elsewhere in Colorado, because of someone else’s negligence, please call us promptly at 303-400-8100 or fill out the form on this site to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Denver personal injury attorney. Offsite, weekend, and evening appointments are also available. Nothing is more important than your health and your future. If you’re injured by negligence in Colorado, let Norton and Bowers, P.C. fight on your behalf for justice and your rights.

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