Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
Serving Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo, CO
Spinal cord injuries are quite common and can be caused by car accidents, diving into shallow water, slip and fall accidents, and other incidents. Roughly 8,000 – 11,000 Americans sustain spinal cord injuries each year, resulting in 250,000 Americans having spinal cord injuries. The majority of spinal cord injuries are suffered by males who are under 30 years old. Over 1/3 of the injuries occur from automobile accidents. Spinal cord injuries do result from a number of other tragedies, including
Slip and fall accidents
Slips and Falls
Sports Accidents, and
Kinds of Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injury results from direct, external physical harm or indirect harm to the spinal column, back or neck. Direct external harm can involve a severed cord, crushed cord, compression injuries, or vertebral dislocation/fracture; indirect harm typically involves compression resulting from adjacent hemorrhage, disturbance in blood supply resulting in infarction, or hemorrhagic applied pressure. Whatever the mechanism of injury, the result is usually paraplegia or quadriplegia.
Paraplegia and Paralysis
Paraplegia results from injury or insult to the thoracic, lumbar or sacral areas of the spinal cord. Survivors with paraplegia generally lose physical and sensory capability (movement and feeling) in lower areas of the body (typically waist and lower). Quadriplegia results from injury or insult to the cervical area of the spinal cord. Survivors with quadriplegia generally lose physical and sensory capability (movement and feeling) in both upper and lower areas of the body. Impairment extends to all four limbs.
Serious, Life Changing Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are considered to be among the most traumatic injuries possible because such injuries permanently affect a person’s mobility, relationships, work situation, and emotions. Spinal cord injuries differ from many other types of injuries suffered in personal injury cases because of the extraordinary personal and financial effect these injuries have. Future medical expenses for persons suffering paralysis and /or quadriplegia will be very large when calculated to cover a lifetime. Additionally, victims of spinal cord injury often face medical complications that can increase their medical costs and lead to life threatening conditions.
Experienced Serious Injury Attorneys
Because the damages are catastrophic and potentially life threatening, it is important that a spinal cord injury victim’s lawyer be familiar with these injuries and the impact they have on the lives of their victims and families. The spinal cord injury attorneys at McCormick & Murphy recognize the importance of ensuring that a spinal cord injury client is compensated enough to ensure that the client’s future medical needs are met. At McCormick & Murphy, we strive to help our clients through the difficult process of recovering after a spinal cord injury. This involves investigating the facts, dealing with the responsible insurance company and their attorneys, gathering necessary medical information and communicating with our clients’ doctors. Our experienced personal injury attorneys also work closely with economists and life care planners to determine the necessary future medical care and projected costs associated with that care over the lifetime of a patient. Some spinal cord injury cases must be taken to trial in order to protect our client’s rights and maximize their lawful recovery.
The experienced Colorado spinal cord injury attorneys at McCormick & Murphy put a human face on a tragic situation by telling our client’s story and presenting jurors with “before” and “after” pictures and video chronicles of how a spinal cord injury has impacted our client and their family. Our attorneys and staff assist our clients and their families in this difficult process, from start to finish.
Contact Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys at McCormick & Murphy. If you or a loved one have suffered a spinal cord injury, the experienced qualified personal injury lawyers at McCormick & Murphy can help. Contact us for a free consultation.
We serve spinal cord victims throughout Colorado, but our offices are located in: