A severe spinal injury can have devastating and lifelong effects not only on the sufferer but also on their loved ones and family. A spinal cord injury victim will not only face medical bills – and extensive bills at that – but they may also need professional care for the rest of their life as well as adaptations to their home and vehicle.
Where there is liability of another party, you want an experienced law firm on your side to take legal action and get compensation for your injury.
A spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage to any part of your spinal cord or to the nerves at the end of your spinal canal. People who have suffered a spinal cord injury will often experience permanent changes in the strength, sensations, and functions below the site of the injury.
In cases where you have experienced paralysis in your legs, arms, hands, trunk, and pelvic organs. Then it is termed quadriplegia (or tetraplegia). Where your legs, pelvic organs, and some or all of your trunk have been affected, then it is termed paraplegia.
Over the last ten years, just under 40% of all SCIs in the United States have been caused by car accidents. This makes it the biggest cause of SCIs. SCIs can also be caused by a range of other incidents, including workplace accidents and falls from heights. In some cases, SCIs have been caused by medical malpractice.
If you have been involved in an accident where your injuries include an SCI, you want experienced attorneys working on your case who have the knowledge to represent clients at all levels of any injury claim and who can ensure that any compensation will cover the substantial long term expenses you may incur.
Whatever the cause of your SCI, our spinal cord injury attorney will work closely with you to establish any liability and to identify what sort of case to pursue. That could depend on factors such as a defective seatbelt in an auto accident or employer negligence in a workplace accident. We will look to seek an award that will cover any medical care costs, compensation for pain and suffering, and additional costs for any adaptations your injury may require.
The team at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C has extensive experience in dealing with all types of personal injury cases including spinal cord injuries. We offer a free initial appointment at our convenient law office location to discuss your circumstances. Why not book an appointment today by calling us at (866)-466-9912 so we can evaluate your case and offer legal guidance. We never charge a fee unless we win your case.
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Oakland County, Michigan
While in the hospital a mother of three was not properly treated for a closed-head injury causing her untimely death.
A Livonia pedestrian recovered $1.4 million when he was struck by a commercial van resulting in a traumatic brain injury in Redford, Michigan.
Wayne County, Michigan
Patient suffered cardiac arrest and brain damage when a hospital failed to recognize internal bleeding and treatment was delayed for more than 14 hours.
Tuscola County, Michigan
A Tuscola County jury awarded $3.3 million to a severely brain injured motorist as the result of a defective Michigan highway.
A seventeen-year-old construction worker suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting from a fall in Flint, Michigan, and was awarded $1.25 million.
Wayne County, Michigan
Middle-aged woman suffered severe disfiguring facial burns from a simple surgical procedure.
Child developed cerebral palsy with developmental delays due to lack of oxygen and brain injury during labor and delivery.
A Westland construction worker recovered $1.5 million after sustaining a traumatic brain injury while on a construction site in Detroit, Michigan.
A Marlette, Michigan, family reached a $1.3 million settlement in the traffic death of their 5-year-old son when they were struck by a semi truck.
The misdiagnosis of breast cancer resulted in a Redford, Michigan, woman recovering $225,000.
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Brighton, Michigan; Detroit, Michigan
A Brighton family recovered $1.3 million and a Detroit family recovered $900,000 as the result of birth injuries and medical malpractice to their children.
Bay City, Michigan
A Bay City grandmother was awarded $80,000 following an auto accident resulting in a broken leg.