Spinal Cord Damage | Paralyzed | Paraplegic
| Quadriplegic | Back Surgery
If you have been the victim of an spinal injury due to another's negligence, call Ken Nunn, The Indiana Injury Lawyer, at 1-800-CALL-KEN for free telephone advice or GET HELP NOW! online. We believe in returning phone calls fast. I know how important your case is so I answer the phones 24 hours a day. I have been standing up for the rights of injured people in our communities, including Bloomington, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville and Muncie, and I have represented more than 20,000 clients in 574 different cities during my 42 years practicing law..
Approximately 250,000 Americans live with a spinal injury and that number grows by nearly 11,000 each year. A spinal cord injury victim may be permanently paralyzed, losing use of the legs (paraplegic) or both arms and legs (quadriplegic). Spinal cord damage is often the result of a sudden traumatic blow to the spine that dislocates, crushes or fractures vertebrae. That impact often results from a car accident, a sport or recreational activity, or a fall.
An injury to the back or spine can affect you even after you recover from the direct damage. These secondary complications include pressure sores, spasticity, scoliosis, urinary tract infections and respiratory complications.
Pressure sores are caused by staying in one position for too long. Pressure sores are also known as pressure ulcers and bed sores. They are painful and they can lead to life-threatening infections if not treated on time. People who are bedridden or confined to a wheelchair are at risk.
Spasticity occurs when the central nervous system tells certain muscles to continually tighten on their own. This can cause severely painful muscle spasms and interfere with the ability to walk, talk, or lift and move items.
Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine and can be caused by direct trauma. Symptoms of scoliosis include pain, fatigue, difficulty breathing, as well as unevenness in the shoulders, hips and waist. Back braces and surgery are available to help treat and prevent scoliosis from worsening, but there is no conclusive evidence about their effectiveness.
While you may recover from your spinal injury, you should never forget the time and money spent on your hospital visits, medication and physical therapy. Many people are unable to go to work during the injury period, losing wages or their job. The pain, suffering, and loss of independence can be unbearable. Also, not every recovery is complete. Many people who recover do not suffer from paralysis, but they'll have to live with spasticity, scoliosis and respiratory complications for the rest of their lives.
The average lifetime cost for a person who becomes paraplegic around the age of 25 is $428,000 in medical and healthcare-related expenses. For a person who becomes quadriplegic at 25, it is $1.3 million. If you have suffered a spinal injury because of someone's fault, you are entitled to compensation.
Some people with spine injuries delay getting a lawyer because they believe the insurance company is going to take care of them with a fair settlement. Do not be fooled! The insurance company would love to settle your claim for a tiny check! The adjustor's duty to the insurance company is to settle as cheaply as possible. Insurance companies have hundreds of lawyers on their side and the resources to give you the run-around as long as possible.
Don't let the insurance companies push you around. Fortunately for you, when it comes to dealing with insurance companies I have the know-how you need. I know every trick in their book. In fact, I've identified 29 dirty tricks that the insurance company uses to save them money or to pay you nothing. See the 29 dirty tricks on this website.
If you have suffered a spinal injury due to another's negligence or violence, put my experience as a spinal injury lawyer on your side. You may be entitled to money for pain and suffering, money for lost wages, money for medical expenses, money for permanent injury, money for scarring and disfigurement and many other benefits. I will go after every dollar you deserve -- every dollar! I am proud to handle cases across the state of
Indiana, including Vanderburgh County,
Saint Joseph County, Fishers, and
Lafayette. Use our online form or call us today at 1-800-CALL-KEN. The call is toll free. I'll give you plain, straight answers and fast action.