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Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal Cord Injuries

Phoenix Injury Lawyers for Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord damage is one of the most devastating types of personal injuries because the condition is usually both severe and permanent. A complete spinal cord injury can limit your ability to walk or perform other activities of daily life forever. An incomplete spinal cord injury, meaning you are not fully paralyzed, limits your mobility and productivity and interferes with your earning capabilities and quality of life. Regardless of the extent of your injuries, you have a right to seek legal help and our Phoenix injury law firm is ready to assist you.

Whether you suffered full or partial spinal cord damage, Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law P.L.L.C. helps you obtain the maximum possible compensation you deserve. Our law firm concentrates solely on personal injury recovery in Phoenix, Arizona so that we can provide you with the very best representation possible. Every accident attorney at our firm emphasizes thorough, early investigation to prove liability so you can get fully compensated. We have access to renowned experts in spinal cord injuries who help us further substantiate your claim.

With more than 60 years of combined experience negotiating accident settlements and over $100 million recovered for victims in personal injury cases, you can trust that we will not rest until we help you obtain justice for the and pain you have suffered.

Why Should You Hire a Phoenix Injury Lawyer After Suffering Spinal Cord Damage?

Spinal cord injuries can occur in the blink of an eye. Unlike other types of injuries that can be suffered in a serious accident, like an auto crash, truck collision or motorcycle wreck, damage to your spinal cord can instantly render you incapacitated. Our Phoenix injury law firm committed to taking action that is in your best interests. Our goals are twofold. First, we make sure medical care is available to you to minimize your permanent damages and to support your effective rehabilitation efforts. Second, we estimate compensation for your long-term medical expense and economic losses. Maximize your damages now.

What Are the Consequences of a Spinal Cord Injury?

The consequences of a spinal cord injury depend on which vertebra is damaged and how badly. The body parts affected correspond to the nerve signals of that area of the spinal cord. Complete damage to vertebrae in the lower region of the back may result in paraplegia, whereas complete damage to cervical vertebrae may result in tetraplegia or quadriplegia.

Partial damage may cause such symptoms as incomplete paralysis, pain, numbness, tingling, loss of sensation and weakness in the affected limbs. In addition, the interrupted nerve signals can seriously jeopardize organ health in the affected region.

Spinal cord damage also increases risk of infections and other complications associated with immobility and loss of functionality. Therefore, spinal cord injury reduces life expectancy. Because of the tremendous losses a spinal cord injury victim can suffer, it is crucial to seek legal help with an experienced attorney who knows the laws regarding debilitating accident injuries and who will fight to get you justice.

Cost of Living With Paralysis

The cost of living with paralysis in Arizona depends on your age and the extent of your injury. The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation estimates that the lifetime direct costs of a 25-year-old person who suffers a spinal cord injury is:

  • $4,724,181 for high tetraplegia, associated with damage to the C1 to C4 vertebrae
  • $3,451,781 for low tetraplegia, associated with damage to the C5 to C8 vertebrae
  • $2,310,104 for paraplegia
  • $1,578,274 for incomplete motor function at any level of the spine

These figures do not include indirect costs such as lost earning capacity, productivity and enjoyment of life.

At Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law, we stop at nothing to protect your rights and work diligently to help you obtain the maximum compensation deserve for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and wage losses. We consult with experts to accurately calculate your lifetime damages. Vocational experts evaluate your ability to earn a living at the level you did prior to the accident. Economists then evaluate your diminished earning capacity for the balance of your work expectancy. This report lays the groundwork for securing your rightful compensation.

Contact Our Phoenix Injury Lawyers to See If You Are Eligible for Compensation After Suffering Spinal Cord Damage

Recover the compensation you are entitled to for your spinal cord injury. Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law offers you a free case evaluation during which our attorneys will discuss your rights and options for recovery. Call our law firm at 602-535-1900 today or contact us online to schedule a consultation with an experienced Phoenix injury lawyer at our Phoenix office or one of our other Arizona locations.

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