The Long-Term Effects of Spinal Injuries

Updated on May 18, 2021

Unfortunate Spinal Injuries

It is unfortunate if you sustain injuries due to the negligent actions of another person or company. Know that there are law firms in the marketplace whose expertise is handling wrongful injury and death claims occurred by a negligent person or company. However, not all law firms are created equal. It is sometimes challenging to find an accident/injury/death law firm that presents an excellent fit for you and your circumstances.  

If you live in or in surrounding areas of Foley, Mobile, or Daphne, Alabama, you are fortunate to have a leading law practice, Caldwell, Wenzel, and Asthana, who are at your service to help you recover costs associated with a wrongful injury or death expenses. 

Specific injuries of your body are wide and varied, as much as the circumstances of your injuries. These injuries can be short-term or long-term. Injuries can prove temporary or permanent and disabling. The bottom line is that your injuries cause mounting bills and unexpected financial debt, sometimes with catastrophic physical and emotional consequences. 

One injury that we see more than we would like and work hard for compensation is spinal injuries. The back is the area of the body that is most frequently injured. We are known for litigation in fighting for those with spinal injuries due to someone else’s negligence. We have seen spinal injuries due to car accidents, falls, and neglect in workplace accidents. 

The back is most often injured because there are so many places in the back that an accident can affect, such as the discs, muscles, nerves, vertebrae, ligaments, and worst of all, the spinal cord. This particular part of the body is always painful. Injuries to the back prevent you from doing many normal activities comfortably or may restrict you from living a quality level of life to its fullest.

Most individuals take normal movement for granted every day until an injury happens to the back or neck. Injuries of this type severely restrict the body movements you take for granted. These restrictive movements affect every facet of your life, as seen in work and recreational activities—your quality of living diminishes significantly. In addition, it frequently takes weeks to months of rehabilitation to heal a back injury. As a result, you may never see your spinal cord injuries healed, and you worry about your future. 

We have handled back injury cases where the client was permanently disabled due to back injuries causing paralysis. This type of injury causes life-changing issues such as the few mentioned below; however, the list is extensive. 

  • Loss of a job or you may never be able to work again
  • Inability to work at any job or take job training
  • Mounting debt
  • Loss of home and livelihood
  • Long-term rehabilitation
  • Failure of the ability to perform activities of daily life and more
  • Chronic pain and suffering

The sad fact is that if you are injured, and your injures cause you time off work, activities, and mounting debt, why should you pay for someone else’s mistake due to negligence? You never asked for these injuries to happen. We have never met a client in this situation who had the extra funds to pay for mounting debt. So never feel guilty about filing for compensation from insurance companies and the person or company responsible for your injuries. 

Accidents and injuries are the purposes for insurance coverage. However, we have dealt with many insurance companies that did not want to pay the victim. Instead, insurance companies try to place the blame on the victim. This situation is when your attorney becomes your best advocate. 

When insurance companies offer settlements and pay, payments are minimal, and they do not cover the person’s debt. Therefore, when you hire us, you never have to speak to insurance companies that try to bully you into accepting a less than adequate settlement. We calculate all the money you need past, present, and well into the future, depending on your injuries. 

When you speak with the police, insurance companies, or other people, chose your words carefully and be sure that your comments do not point to you as the reason why your injuries occurred. Sentences to others such as the following examples could diminish your efforts for a fair and just settlement. Statements such as this could put in others’ minds that perhaps you are at fault. Thus, why should you seek compensation? 

  • “This may have been my fault.”
  • “I am really sorry that this accident happened.”

You are entitled to file a guilt-free claim against the responsible party to help pay for a host of debts from various sources mounting against you. We are well aware of how insurance companies work, so let us handle all who try to speak with you. We communicate with attorneys, doctors, insurance companies, and anyone associated with your lawsuit and injuries. 

Insurance agents sound friendly and compassionate with your injuries; however, not paying you is the bottom line and their focus. So, when calls start to come to you, all you have to do is kindly refer the calls to us. Please do not trust your insurance agent to work for you because your company is like any other; they do not want to pay you any more than they must. Remember that your insurance agent is not your best friend. 

It would be best if you did not worry about the particulars of your accident. Your responsibility is to rest and heal your body. Please allow a spinal injury lawyer in Mobile, AL to carry this burden for you. 

Lower and Upper Spinal Injuries

When you injure your spinal cord, it is severe, profound, and catastrophic, no matter if the injuries are short or long-term, temporary or permanent. However, when the spine is injured, there is generally total or partial paralysis below the point of damage. As a result, you may or may not recover.

  • If your injury was the lower part of your spine, it is expected that you suffer the loss of your legs and the lower part of your body. 
  • If your injuries were in your upper back or neck, you undoubtedly have paralysis to your arms and legs. 
  • Quadriplegia is the outcome that places you in a wheelchair for the duration of your life. 

There is an extensive list of mounting debt to accommodate your injuries, such as, but certainly not limited to,

  • Loss of job meaning loss of income
  • Inability to perform activities of daily living such as independent hygiene and toileting
  • Modifications to your home and vehicle to accommodate a wheelchair
  • The need for ongoing physical and occupational therapy to help you adapt to these lifestyle circumstances. 

Types of Back Injuries Needing Compensation

There are many injury scenarios such as,

  • Back Fractures
  • Herniated Discs
  • Back Strains and Sprains
  • Severed Spinal Cord
  • Back injuries are life-changing, life-threatening, and cause chronic pain of the worst sort.
  • Fractured vertebrae

A Call to Action for Back Injury Compensation

Wrongful injuries such as a spinal injury caused by a negligent person or company require a seasoned and experienced law firm to fight for your rights. Call us as soon as possible after your accident, so we can hear your story and get to work for your compensation. Never feel guilty about filing a lawsuit against the wrongful and negligent actions of another person. You need compensation to help pay for mounting bills and for living expenses when you cannot work. 

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