Feldman & Lee PS, a full-service law firm, provides legal assistance to spinal cord injury victims. Our team of attorneys has represented many victims who were severely injured by another person’s recklessness or negligence.
We’re ready to go toe-to-toe with insurance providers and defense lawyers whose mission is to minimize your spinal cord injury claim. You can count on us to utilize our resources, knowledge, and skills to provide you and your family with the compensation you deserve.
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
When an external force damages the spinal cord, it may result in partial or complete loss of mobility and sensation.
Some of the most common causes of spinal injuries are:
- Auto Accidents: Data from the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center reveals that vehicular accidents are the primary cause of spinal injury in the United States. Colliding with a moving motor vehicle can subject the body of the victim to unnatural and extreme forces, which can injure both the spinal cord and the spinal column. Most vehicle collisions involve at least two parties. One party, however, is more likely at fault due to their recklessness or carelessness while on the road.
- Slips and Falls: Falling from a great height, can result in devastating damage to the spinal cord. Sometimes, another person may be held liable for a fall. An incident involving a defective ladder or a wet floor, for instance, may be a case of negligence.
- Recreational Activities and Sports: Common athletic and recreational activities could lead to spinal injury. These include engaging in high-impact contact sports like ice hockey and football, diving, and riding an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) or motorbike.
The People Accountable for a Spinal Cord Injury
Many accidents can contribute to spinal injury. Similarly, many parties may carry potential legal liability for causing the incident. A few of the parties who may be liable for a spinal cord injury are the following:
- Property Owners: These people may be accountable if they fail to take steps to keep their visitors safe from known hazards. Spinal cord injury victims, for instance, may hold swimming pool owners liable if they do not post appropriate signs regarding the risks of diving.
- Consumer Product Manufacturers: These individuals may be liable if their defective products cause people to sustain a spinal cord injury. It includes manufacturing fall prevention and safety products that are not working as intended.
- Vehicle Drivers: Their negligence, poor decision-making, or recklessness behind the wheel can cause an auto accident that results in the spinal injury of their victim.
Financial Costs Associated with a Spinal Cord Injury
Statistics from the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center reveal that spinal injury victims can expect to pay an average lifetime cost of at least a million dollars — and this is just for minor injuries that cause limited impairment. Victims who sustain paralyzing injuries will have to pay a higher price, with an average lifetime cost ranging from $2 to $4 million.
Certain factors contribute to these huge costs, including:
- Medical treatments for the spinal injury, as well as secondary health conditions arising out of the injury
- Mobility modifications, which include wheelchairs
- Residential modifications, which include the installation of stairlifts and ramps to help the injured get around his/her home effectively
Reach out to a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer As Soon As Possible
Spinal injury victims usually end up at a hospital. This event can throw families to instant turmoil and cause enormous stress for both the victim and his/her loved ones. During this period, victims should get in touch with an injury attorney as soon as possible. This allows the lawyer to collect ample evidence regarding the incident and improve the likelihood of obtaining just compensation.
Serving Spinal Injury Victims in Washington
Our law firm helps spinal cord injury victims in Kent, Everett, Lynnwood, and the surrounding areas in Washington. When you choose Feldman & Lee PS for legal assistance, we represent you and your loved ones in your spinal cord injury case with a better personal approach compared to other law firms. We’ll aggressively negotiate with insurance firms to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Additionally, we’ll hold the at-fault party responsible for your spinal injury.
Fill out our contact form or call (425) 771-3600 to schedule a free initial consultation with our legal team.