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Compensation for Spinal Cord Injuries


Your spinal cord’s bundles of nerves help facilitate communication between your brain and the rest of the body. Injuries to the spinal cord can be devastating because this communication can be disrupted, resulting in lost movement or coordination in parts of the body below the point of injury. Unfortunately, many victims of spinal cord injuries are left with long-term and even permanent disabilities and the need for indefinite medical treatment, and statistics from the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center show that as many as 237,000 Americans are living with these injuries.

If you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury due to another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Here are some common accidents which may result in spinal cord injuries:

– Auto/truck/motorcycle accidents
– Pedestrian accidents
– Boating accidents
– Slip-and-falls
– Falls from heights
– Sports injuries

Many spinal cord injuries require immediate stabilization to minimize the damage and reduce the risks of further complications. However, even with immediate medical attention, severe injuries may still require years of medical treatment, surgeries, and rehabilitative therapy. Spinal injuries which cannot be corrected may result in permanent disabilities and prevent the victim from returning to work and other daily activities, while “complete” spinal injuries may result in permanent paralysis below the point of injury.

In many cases, victims of spinal cord injuries are unable to provide for themselves and their loved ones, so it is essential to pursue the largest-available settlement under personal injury law. Compensation for SCI victims may ensure long-term financial stability, as well as indefinite access to medical care and treatment, and will depend on the severity of your injuries, nature of the accident, whether negligence played a role, and other factors.

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident, contact Mike Agruss Law, LLC for a free consultation. We are a Chicago-based injury law firm representing individuals (and their families) who have suffered an injury in an accident. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you.

Lastly, Mike Agruss Law is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.

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