A spinal cord injury is one of the most traumatic injuries—physically, emotionally, and financially—a person can sustain and is often the result of auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, ATV rollovers, and other motor vehicle crashes. Every year in the United States, nearly 15,000 people endure a spinal injury, 10,000 of which suffer permanent paralysis or death.
If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord injury as the result of another party's negligence or recklessness, you may be eligible to seek compensation for your losses. You will need the advice of experienced spinal cord injury attorneys. The dedicated and compassionate lawyers at O'Mara & Padilla can help you through this rough time.
The time to act is now. You or your loved one doesn't need to suffer another day. Our spinal cord injury lawyers are here to help you. You can put your life back together and get yourself on the road to recovery when you fill out our contact form today for a complimentary case evaluation where our attorneys can talk with you, understand your situation, and then advise you on your best course of action.
Spinal Cord Injuries and their consequences
In most situations involving spinal injuries, the higher the damage occurs on the spinal cord, the more severe the consequences. A spinal injury is classified in two ways:
- Tetraplegia (formerly called quadriplegia)—Paralysis, or loss of feeling and movement, throughout the upper and lower body.
- Paraplegia—Paralysis only in the lower parts of the body.
There are often other, less obviously apparent physical effects of a spinal injury. Sometimes they immediately occur, in other circumstances they may take months or years to develop. Some of these consequences of spinal injuries may include:
- Bladder or bowel dysfunction
- Possible loss of fertility in men
- Loss of ability to breathe
- Loss of sexual ability
- Low blood pressure
- Minimized body temperature control
- Chronic, debilitating pain throughout your body
- Mental distress and anguish from fearing and anticipating pain
In each of these situations, victims of spinal injuries face months if not years of expensive, frustrating, and time-consuming therapy. Medical insurance can cover a significant amount of this burden, but it can do little to help ease the pain of a life shattered by the negligence or irresponsibility of someone else.
That's why you need to contact O'Mara & Padilla as soon as possible. You need to concentrate on your therapy and getting your life back together, not worrying about running a lawsuit, fighting with insurance companies or figuring out how to pay your bills. When you hire a spinal cord injury lawyer to represent you, we will take your case and fight for your rights, and get you the justice you deserve so that you don't expend your energy on anything other than getting healthy again.
You have a right to seek compensation for your spinal injury
Losing function in any body part is physically and psychologically devastating, not to mention the future implications of such an injury like the reduced enjoyment of life, lost earning or income capacity, medical costs, and the readjustment to daily life.
If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord injury due to another party's recklessness or negligence, you have the right to file an injury lawsuit to recover your damages. Let our attorneys help you. Fill out our free contact form right now to learn more about your legal rights and options and get O'Mara & Padilla on your side today.