Spinal cord injury cases regularly involve significant current and future damages, and it is important that the injured party receive proper representation by an experienced spinal cord injury attorney.
At Hall Law our personal injury attorneys work with people throughout Minnesota and have experience handling cases from both the plaintiff and defense sides of litigation.
As a result of this dual perspective, we are well acquainted with the complex issues presented by such claims. This makes us uniquely positioned to ensure our clients receive the best possible result for their individual circumstances.
In calculating a damages award where a spinal injury is involved, it is critical that future costs be anticipated and accounted for. Our spinal cord injury attorneys consult with qualified life care planners who have years of experience in the field can anticipate the challenges and needs unique to spinal cord injury patients.
Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord is designed to transmit both feeling and control between the brain and the rest of our body. If a traumatic event damages the spinal cord, communication between the brain and other parts of the body can be cut off, resulting in varying levels of paralysis and loss of function. Obviously, such injuries can be devastating to the injured party and his or her loved ones.
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Types of Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries fall into two category types:
A complete injury is associated with the total loss of function below the level of injury. An incomplete injury is characterized by partial function below the level of injury.
How an individual’s body is affected by a spinal cord injury is generally dependent on the level of injury. Typically, the higher up a spinal injury occurs, the more widespread the effect on the body.
Preventing Spinal Cord Injuries
- Wear a seat belt every time you are in a motor vehicle.
- Buckle children properly into a child safety seat, booster seat, or seat belt as appropriate.
- Lock firearms and ammunition in a cabinet or safe when not in use.
- Use a step stool with a grab bar to reach objects on high shelves.
- Install handrails on all stairways.
- Install window guards to keep young children from falling out of windows.
- Use safety gates at the top and bottom of stairs when young children are around.
- Play sports safely — wear all required safety gear, and never engage in head-first moves.
Work With an Experienced Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Hall Law have a thorough understanding of spinal cord injuries and a record of successfully representing these cases. Let us take care of all the issues involved in the legal process so you can concentrate on your recovery and rehabilitation.