Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys in San Angelo
We Hold Negligent Parties Accountable
Spinal cord injuries are very debilitating and often result in long-term complications. Beyond the medical damages caused by a spinal cord injury, these types of injuries can result in extensive financial damage as well as non-economic damage caused by the inability to work or fully enjoy life with an injury. Spinal cord injuries may also be fatal, and can leave the families of victims to recover financially and emotionally from the impact of someone else’s negligence.
Spinal Cord Injury Statistics
According to data from the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NCISC), there are about 17,730 new cases of spinal cord injury each year in the United States, or 54 new cases for every one million people. There are approximately 291,000 people currently living with a spinal cord injury.
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
The NCISC data also reveals the causes of spinal cord injuries that are statistically the most common. Car accidents cause the majority of spinal cord injuries, accounting for approximately 39.3% of new cases from 2015 to 2019. Slip and fall accidents are almost as equally to blame for spinal cord injuries as car accidents; falls were the cause of about 31.8% of spinal cord injuries during that time period.
Spinal cord injuries can result from:
- Car accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Sports and other activities
- Construction accidents and industrial accidents
Spinal Cord Injury Treatment
Spinal cord injuries can be extremely debilitating, and often require extensive treatment to resolve or manage. People who sustain spinal cord injuries may sadly never fully recover from their injuries. A severe spinal cord injury can cause partial or full paralysis or leave a victim with other complications that will impact them for the rest of their life. Spinal cord injury victims who sustain lifelong damages may require in-home care, the use of medical devices, medications, and other long-term treatment options.
Spinal cord injuries can also lead to complications. An injury may impact a victim’s mobility or organ function, or cause other issues. Depending on where the injury occurred to the spine, the injury victim may experience paralysis in the form of paraplegia or quadriplegia.A person who suffers from complications caused by a spinal cord injury may require additional surgeries, medications, and therapy.
Spinal Cord Injury Claim Damages
As you can see, treating a spinal cord injury can involve many different types of procedures and therapy plans. In most cases, recovering from a spinal cord injury or managing the condition is very expensive.
Current medical bills and anticipated future medical expenses will make up most of your injury damages. Additional damages can include lost wages, travel to medical appointments, and home renovations required to accommodate an injury victim. Spinal cord injuries can also cause significant non-economic damages, such as emotional distress. The San Angelo spinal cord injury lawyers of Webb, Stokes & Sparks will work to ensure you are fairly compensated for all of these damages.
Spinal cord injuries can be fatal. If your loved one sustained a spinal cord injury caused by another person’s negligence and died as a result, our legal team can help your family recover compensation for your pain and suffering. Through a wrongful death claim, you can be compensated for funeral and burial costs, remaining medical expenses, and non-economic damages.
Contact Us Today
At Webb, Stokes & Sparks, we understand how debilitating a spinal cord injury can be. Not only does the injury itself cause long-term health complications, it can also be expensive and cause significant emotional distress.
Our legal team can help you recover compensation for all of the damages that have resulted from your spinal cord injury. Contact us to learn how we can help.