Spinal cord injuries are devastating, caused by serious trauma that often results in lifelong impacts. If you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury in South Carolina, contact the personal injury attorneys at Hoffman Law Firm today. Our team will ensure you receive the medical care you need – and we’ll fight to secure the damages you deserve.
What Is Considered A Spinal Cord Injury?
Spinal cord injuries are caused by damage to the spinal cord, the nerves protected by your spinal column. Loss of function and sensation may be partial or full, with some victims experiencing paralysis and permanent disability. Paraplegia refers to paralysis in the lower parts of the body, while quadriplegia is the paralysis of all four limbs. In less severe cases where paralysis does not occur, victims still face long-term challenges with everyday body functions, like breathing and bladder control.
What are Some Common Causes?
Spinal injuries often occur as the result of one of the following:
- Car accidents
- Violent acts, such as gunshots
- Recreational sports
What Damages Am I Eligible For?
Because no two catastrophic injury cases are the same, it is impossible to know how much yours is worth without first learning more about it. Following your free consultation, our team of back injury attorneys will determine your eligibility for:
- Medical expenses
This covers both past and projected medical costs, including surgeries and medications.
- Ongoing care
This refers to costs associated with the long-term effects of your spinal injury, such as assistive devices, rehabilitation and home modifications.
- Lost wages
If you are permanently disabled and unable to return your work, you will also receive compensation for your lost earning capacity.
- Non-economic damages
Some examples include compensation for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and other intangible losses that result from your catastrophic injury.
Charleston Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
If you have suffered a catastrophic injury, such as a spinal cord injury, burn injury or head injury, Hoffman Law Firm is here for you. We’ll start with a free consultation to learn more about your injury, then get to work gathering evidence to support your personal injury claim.
Our experienced team of back injury attorneys is proud to serve the Charleston area, including Mount Pleasant, Summerville and North Charleston, South Carolina. To learn more about receiving compensation for your spinal cord injury or to schedule your free consultation, contact us today!