If a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury and you are seeking compensation, each spinal cord injury attorney at Clifford Law Offices believes you need to know the facts about these types of cases. Personal injury lawsuits typically involve insurance companies, which naturally try to minimize a settlement. Since the costs of care for a spinal cord injury can be millions of dollars, you need the services of spinal cord injury lawyers who can successfully handle complex litigation with corporations and insurance companies, and ardently defend the rights of the victim. You can talk to an experienced spinal cord injury attorney today; just call us for your free consultation.
Spinal cord injuries vary in severity based on the extent of the trauma that the spinal cord has endured. Because spinal cord injury levels include paraplegia and tetraplegia (paralysis of two or four limbs), only 20% of victims say they have gone back to work a year after the accident. Additionally, because most people with a spinal injury are relatively young and single, the cost of spinal care injury treatment and rehabilitation is often overwhelming. Lifetime care costs can easily reach multiple millions of dollars.* Knowledgeable spinal cord injury lawyers have the background and resources to work through these special cases efficiently and effectively.
Spinal Cord Injury Statistics are Devastating – Talk to an Experienced Spinal Cord Injury Attorney about Your Situation
Today, approximately 259,000 people living in the United States suffer from spinal cord injuries (SCIs). Recent studies have shown that there are around 40 cases per million of the population in the United States, which comes out to about 12,000 new cases every year. SCIs primarily affect younger adults between the ages of 16 and 30, but since 2005 the average age of a person suffering from an SCI has been steadily increasing. SCIs are seen much less frequently among females, with around 80 percent of all cases occurring among males.* Spinal cord injury statistics report different causes, with the top categories including vehicular accidents (42.1%), falls (26.7%), violence (typically gunshot wounds) (15.1%) and sports-related injuries (7.6%).*
At Clifford Law Offices, our spinal cord injury lawyers have a wide range of experience in representing victims who have suffered spinal cord injuries from varying circumstances.
If you are in need of a spinal cord injury attorney, Clifford Law Offices has the experience necessary to assist in claims focusing on all types of spinal injuries.
Some examples of Clifford Law Offices spinal cord injury lawyers’ success in attaining justice:
|09/25/2009||Sean P. Driscoll||$525,000 Settlement||19-year-old passenger in car requires spinal surgery after his back is broken when he is thrown from car that leaves the roadway and rolls over multiple times.|
|12/10/2008||Keith A. Hebeisen||$2,000,000 Settlement||61-year-old woman becomes permanently blind due to negligence of anesthesia team during spinal surgery.|
|06/19/2008||Keith A. Hebeisen||$3,200,000 Settlement||Plaintiff sustained a spinal cord injury during surgery performed at defendant hospital. Plaintiff is permanently disabled and is partially paralyzed in all four extremities.|
|04/16/2007||Richard F. Burke, Jr.
Shannon M. McNulty
|$2,980,000 Settlement||20-year-old apprentice carpenter sustained spinal cord vertebrae fracture when he fell through an unguarded opening in a second story floor of a residential construction site.|
|06/28/2006||Robert A. Clifford||$16,698,788 Verdict||Hospital held responsible for independent physician’s negligent administration of spinal anesthesia, causing partial paralysis, incontinence, and other neurological deficits.|
|03/22/2005||Robert P. Walsh||$2,000,000 Settlement||Company van strikes passenger van of Chicago area family on vacation; all five family members injured including daughter who sustains spinal fracture requiring fusion.|
|08/03/2004||Robert A. Clifford||$825,000 Settlement||31-year-old mother ejected from vehicle during rollover sustained multiple fractures to her pelvis, leg and spinal vertebrae.|
|06/13/2002||Robert A. Clifford||$12,600,000 Verdict||Retired orthopedic surgeon suffers partial paralysis after anesthesiologist punctures spinal cord.|
A spinal cord injury attorney from Clifford Law Offices is available for a free consultatation on potential spinal injury actions. Please contact us at (800) 899-0410.
*Source: Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Prevention, Care & Cure, www.fscip.org/facts.htm.
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