Spinal Cord Injury
Injuries to the spinal cord usually begin with a sudden, traumatic blow to the spine that causes dislocation or fractures to the vertebrae. When an impact occurs, damage to the spinal cord happens almost immediately. The result is bruising or tears in the spinal cord nerve tissue. Axons, which are nerve cell extensions that transmit signals between the brain and body, are damaged. Injuries to the spinal cord may damage a few, many or almost all of the axons. Depending upon the extent of damage, some injuries will allow for an almost complete recovery where some will result in a lifetime of paralysis.
Spinal cord injuries may result from falls, motor vehicle and work related accidents, defective products and other trauma to the spine. Even minor injuries can result in spinal cord damage where there is pre-existing weakness of the spine from conditions such as arthritis or degeneration. Aggressive medical treatment and rehabilitation can minimize damage to the nervous system and, in some cases, restore limited abilities.
Spinal cord injuries can be the most devastating type of injury claim because of the long-term consequences. The injured client and their family are impacted financially, physically, and emotionally. Halpert, Weston & Sawusch has handled many spinal cord injury cases ranging from herniated discs to quadriplegia. In representing those who suffer from spinal cord injuries, our mission is to secure all available resources necessary to assist with expenses related to medical and rehabilitation care, as well as social and emotional support.
In representing clients who have suffered spinal cord injuries, Halpert, Weston & Sawusch have been involved with home modification and transportation issues, as well as assisting our clients in finding the very best resources to manage their short and long term care needs. Whether it be advocating for clients with their own no fault or health care insurance companies or pursuing the person or entity responsible for causing the injury, the attorneys of Halpert, Weston & Sawusch, P.C. understand the short and long term needs of those suffering spinal cord injuries.
If you or your loved one have suffered a spinal cord injury, it is important that you contact a personal injury law firm that specializes in catastrophic injury cases and understands the lifetime impact that such injuries will have on them and their families.