Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are catastrophic injuries that forever change a person’s life. As accomplished Las Vegas spinal cord injury lawyers, we understand just how devastating a spinal injury can be to a victim, their livelihood and their family.
We pride ourselves on our individualized commitment to each and every client we represent as we fight to secure the funds necessary for medical treatment and other mounting bills. We focus on the legal fight for justice, so you can focus on your recovery.
If another’s negligence led to you or your loved one’s injuries, do not hesitate to contact Henness & Haight to immediately begin fighting for the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.
The spinal cord plays a vital role in bodily functions, as it acts as a pathway for sensory and motor signals sent between the brain and the rest of the body. Damage to the spine can greatly impact a person’s ability to move and feel, potentially eliminating these abilities entirely.
These types of injuries are commonly classified into two categories:
- Incomplete injury – If a person has some movement and sensory ability in the body below the injury, they have suffered from an incomplete injury.
- Complete injury – This type of injury completely eliminates a person’s ability to feel or move voluntarily.
Injuries that occur closest to the top of the spine, near the head, result in the most serious and debilitating injuries such as paralysis, while those lower on the spine usually affect a smaller portion of the body, most often the legs.
Some of the more debilitating injuries that can result from a severe spine injury include:
- Total paralysis
- Loss of respiratory function
- Loss of sensation
- Loss of body functions
- Loss of muscle control and movement
Less serious injuries can still cause a number of difficulties including restricted movement and discomfort, loss of bladder control and loss of sexual function. Even more minor injuries can bind a person to a wheelchair for life.
Our Las Vegas spinal cord injury lawyers have seen firsthand the effects of these types of injuries and can help you recover fair compensation for you or your loved one’s suffering.
Recovering Fair Compensation
The leading causes of spinal injuries are car accidents, violent acts, and sports and recreation accidents. In instances where another person’s negligent, careless or intentional actions caused you or your loved one’s injuries, you may be entitled to seek compensation.
These types of injuries are physically, mentally and financially overwhelming, which is why recovering the maximum amount of compensation is so important to helping a victim and their family put their lives back together.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, our Las Vegas spinal cord injury lawyers will fight for full compensation for:
- Past, present and future medical bills
- Emotional suffering
- Physical pain
- Loss of earning capacity
- Lost wages
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If you have lost a loved one due to a spinal injury, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit through which you may be able to recover additional damages such as loss of companionship, loss of consortium, loss of income and more.
Our team of experienced attorneys and knowledgeable support staff will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding your accident and will build a robust case to recover the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.
Contact Our Las Vegas Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
At Henness & Haight, we are committed to helping you make the fullest possible recovery. The most important goal of any personal injury case is to help you obtain the medical care and assistance you need to live your life. With a spinal cord injury, you may never be able to go back to the life you had.
Although compensation cannot bring back a lost loved one or reverse your injuries, it can help provide much needed financial security after an unexpected, tragic accident.
Contact our Las Vegas spinal cord injury lawyers today for a free consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis and do not get paid unless you receive a favorable verdict or settlement.