Spinal cord injury is one of the most serious accidental injuries possible. Even when it is not fatal, the results of a spinal cord injury can follow you for life. These results can include:
- Permanent disability
- Diminished quality of life
- Ongoing medical expenses
- A loss of years, even decades, of life expectancy
If someone was responsible for your spinal cord injury, Brian Pushchak and the team at Pushchak Law can help you get the compensation you deserve. Our unique Informed Decisions™ approach empowers you in the process. We can’t undo your injury, but compensation can at least help you and your family move on.
Consequences of a Spinal Cord Injury
The consequences of a spinal cord injury can have a significant impact on your life. It’s important to recognize that while some of these consequences are severe and would require hospitalization or doctor’s care, others are subtler. Mr. Pushchak will evaluate the ways in which these issues impact your life after your injury in order to assess the total extent of your damages.
Some of the complications of spinal cord injury can include:
- Diminished movement
- Loss of motor control
- Loss of muscle function
- Muscle weakness
- Spasms and exaggerated reflexes
- Difficulty breathing (may require a ventilator)
- Loss of sexual function
- Loss of feeling in arms, legs, or chest
- Ongoing pain due to nerve damage
- Diminished quality of life
- Ongoing therapy
- Repeated corrective surgeries
- Shortened lifespan
The spinal cord carries commands from your brain to your muscles. When it is damaged, you are likely to experience problems controlling your limbs and digits. This can make it hard for you to move, lead to muscle weakness, and can cause muscles to spasm or respond with exaggerated movements in reflex actions. When you lose control of the muscles that regulate breathing, you might have to be put on a ventilator.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries can occur for many common reasons, such as:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Acts of violence
- Complications with surgery and other medical procedures
By far, the most common causes of spinal cord injury are vehicle accidents and falls. Together, these account for about 70% of all spinal cord injuries. Often, these injuries are preventable with proper safety equipment and attention. Violence causes about 15% of spinal cord injuries, usually due to gunshot wounds. While medical procedures account for less than 5% of all spinal cord injuries, they are almost entirely preventable.
Why Choose Pushchak Law for Your Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit
If you are the victim of a spinal cord injury caused by the negligence of another, you may be eligible for compensation. Compensation might address many complications of an injury to you or a loved one, and may include:
- Loss of income, either because of missed work or because you have to take a lower wage
- Present and future medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs, including therapy and equipment
- Occupational and job-retraining
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Compensation may be due to more than the person who was injured. For example, a spouse might be compensated for loss of consortium when a husband or wife loses sexual function.
Pushchak Law’s Informed Decisions™ approach gives you control over the process of seeking compensation for an injury to you or your family member. We care about you and listen carefully to you about your needs, then help you make the right decisions about the proper compensation to seek. Then we use our experience, education, and resources to do our utmost to ensure a fair outcome for you. We always make ourselves personally available if you have additional questions or concerns.
And remember: we work on a contingency fee basis. You don’t pay us unless we win your case.
Let Us Help You
If you or a loved one is suffering because of a spinal cord injury, Pushchak Law is ready to help you get the compensation you need to move forward. Please call us at 303-372-6145 now for a free and confidential consultation or use our online form. We serve clients in Denver and throughout Colorado.