If a spine injury has changed your life, taking legal action against the parties responsible for your pain can help ease the financial burdens caused by your ongoing treatment and care. David Boehrer Law Firm can help you obtain compensation to cover the most advanced spinal cord treatments, modifications to your home and vehicle, and in-home care that can help you enjoy a richer, more fulfilling life.
Find out how the spine injury attorneys at David Boehrer Law Firm can make a difference in your recovery. Call 702-750-0750 for a free consultation.
When the spine is compressed, pulled, or jarred sideways, soft tissue injuries, fractured vertebrae, and spinal cord damage can result. Swelling, buildup of fluid, and vertebral damage can interrupt the signals sent between the brain and the rest of the body. This can cause sensory and mobility issues that make it difficult to perform even the most basic of tasks.
While some spine injuries may be caused by a slip and fall or an incident at work, the vast majority of spinal cord injuries are caused by car accidents. Rear-end collisions and side collisions are notorious for this type of injury, especially if the sufferer had turned to look out the window or was bent forward.
One of the most life-altering injuries that can happen to you is suffering damage to your spinal cord. The American Association of Neurological Surgeons states spinal cord injuries have different effects, depending on the part of the spine that was damaged. For instance, if someone is severely injured in the neck region, he or she could lose muscle strength in the arms and legs.
A spinal cord injury can be disabling. In many cases spine injuries cause pain that limits range of motion. Victims may lose muscle control or suffer severe weakness in their arms or legs. Some people experience sensory loss, the inability to control their bladders or bowels, and sexual dysfunction. They may have difficulty speaking or even breathing. Permanent paralysis is common.. In the most extreme cases, spine injuries can prevent you from living independently.
When a back injury occurs as a result of an accident, or if you are feeling pain in your neck or numbness in your limbs after a crash, it is important to get proper medical care as soon as possible. Getting to the doctor or an emergency room should be your first priority. It is important to request MRI scans and other tests to make sure any damage done to the spine is properly treated.
Even if no damage is evident, pay attention to how you feel. The pain should subside within a few days. If it doesn’t you should follow up with another doctor.
As soon as your condition is stabilized, contact a personal injury lawyer with experience in spine injuries to discuss your case.
Getting our firm involved in your case early can help ensure you are receiving the correct medical care, the impact of your injuries is not minimized, and your physical, emotional and financial recovery are successful.
The medical process and documentation that is required to receive payment from an insurance company after an accident can be complicated. Sometimes, even the best doctors and medical professionals are not experienced in properly documenting a file to ensure the patient’s injury is covered by insurance. An improperly documented spinal cord injury can cause you to receive a significantly smaller payout from the insurance company. In some cases, your claim may be denied. This could prevent you from accessing the most advanced treatments and medications for your condition or overcoming financial issues caused by your accident. Our accident attorneys have a list of doctors we have worked with in the past who can properly document your case for insurance purposes.
While you focus on getting better, we’ll handle the legal aspects of your case. This may include dealing with the insurance companies, uncovering and preserving evidence to determine contributing factors in your accident, and making sure liability has been established.
It is important to begin working with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Henderson as soon as possible after your accident. In Nevada, there is a two-year statute of limitations to file a negligence claim when a spinal injury has occurred. If you wait too long to take legal action, you could lose your right to recover compensation from the liable parties.
Since we operate on a no-recovery, no-fee basis, and we offer a free, no-obligation consultation, you have nothing to lose by contacting our firm. If you have suffered a back injury, call us at (702) 750-0750 or submit your information online.