Spinal cord injuries can have devastating effects on a victim’s life. If you or someone close to you has suffered a spinal cord injury in a mishap that was caused by someone else’s negligence, we can help. At Davis Law Center, our skilled Michigan personal injury attorneys can review the facts of your case and help you seek the compensation you deserve for your harm. You can rest assured that we have the experience and determination to handle your case.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 11,000 people sustain spinal cord injuries each year. The spinal cord consists of a collection of nerves inside the spine and connects nearly all of the parts of the body to the brain, with which it forms the central nervous system. Put another way, the spinal cord is a column of nerve tissue protected by the spine and is in charge of delivering messages from the brain to the rest of the body. A spinal cord injury may take place because of a sudden blow or cut to the spine. The severity of a spinal cord injury depends on two things: the place of the injury along the spinal cord and the severity of the injury to the spinal cord. Spinal cord injuries can cause partial or total paralysis of the lower limbs or of all four limbs.
Some causes of spinal cord injuries are car crashes, pedestrian accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, slip and falls, and sports accidents.
In some instances, spinal cord injuries are preventable. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury due to the negligence of another party, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Negligence takes place when an individual or entity causes a spinal cord injury by failing to use reasonable care in their actions or omissions. Reasonable care is defined as how a prudent person would act in the same or a similar situation. To win in a negligence claim, you must establish the following:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care;
- The defendant breached the duty of care;
- The defendant’s breach was a direct cause of the accident; and
- You suffered damages as a result.
Damages refer to money that a defendant pays a plaintiff in a civil case in order to compensate the plaintiff for a loss or injury. Damages are a crucial part of establishing negligence. Typically, a plaintiff may recover compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost income, property damage, and any other losses stemming from the accident or incident.
Whether an automobile accident, medical malpractice, or any other type of accident caused your spinal cord injury, our seasoned Michigan injury attorneys can help you seek to hold the at-fault party accountable. At Davis Law Center, we are committed to helping our clients pursue the compensation that they deserve for their harm. We understand that this can be an extremely stressful time for your entire family and you, which is why we can offer compassionate representation at every step of the way. For more information, call us at 248-865-7740 or contact us online.
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