Spine injuries have the potential to significantly alter the rest of your life. If your spine injury was someone else’s fault, you deserve justice, and a Detroit spine injury attorney can help you get it.
If you’ve suffered an accident, any resulting injury can seriously harm your physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing. But spine injuries can be particularly catastrophic because they can lead to paralysis, loss of body control, and chronic pain.
A back injury can cause immense pain and stress. And if your accident was caused by the negligent act of someone else, it can be difficult to know how to go about seeking justice.
Christensen Law knows how damage to your spine can forever alter your life, and a Detroit spine injury lawyer with our firm can help you hold the negligent party accountable so you can get the compensation you need.
About Spinal Cord Injuries
In the United States, there are approximately 17,000 new spinal cord injury cases each year. Vehicle accidents cause around 38 percent of spinal cord injuries. After vehicle accidents, falls, acts of violence, and recreational activity accidents are the leading causes of back injuries.
Spinal cord injuries are categorized as either complete or incomplete. In an incomplete injury, the brain is still able to relay messages below the affected area of the spine; some sensation and movement is possible below the location of the injury. In a complete injury, there is a total loss of sensory function or movement below the affected area.
It is possible to break your back and not sustain a spinal cord injury. In these cases, the vertebrae around the spinal cord are damaged, but the actual spine is not injured.
You Might Face Resistance
Whether your spine injury was caused by a vehicle accident, fall on a construction site, defective product, or some other factor, your Detroit back injury attorney will seek to hold the negligent party accountable.
The responsible party may try to deploy common defenses against you in a spine injury case. If you were involved in a car crash, the defendant may try to prove that you were intoxicated. If you sustained your injury during a recreational activity like bungee jumping or windboarding, a defendant may claim that you were assuming a certain level of risk by performing that activity.
Your attorney will know how to combat these defenses and make sure the negligent party is held responsible.
Compensation You Could Receive
After a back injury, your expenses may completely overwhelm you. A qualified spine injury lawyer will seek to get you a full settlement that accounts for all of your hardships, including the following:
- Lost ability to earn money
- Medical expenses
- Ongoing rehabilitation and care
- Assistive devices, such as motorized wheelchairs
- Chair lifts, stair ramps, and other necessary home modifications
- Decreased quality of life
Contact a Detroit Spine Injury Attorney
A Detroit spine injury lawyer with Christensen Law will work hard to get you the compensation you need to restore your peace of mind. To schedule a consultation, give us a call at (313) 217-3000 or fill out our online contact form below.