Your spinal cord is one of the most vital parts of your bodily function, which is why you will do anything to protect it. Spinal cord injuries tend to disrupt the signals that run from your body and brain, which is why they could have such a huge impact on you when you experience an accident that puts your spine at risk. Most injuries don’t cause a complete cut to the spinal cord, but instead press down on nerve parts that are supposed to carry signals, which could have devastating results. And, if you receive a complete spinal cord injury, you could be paralyzed below wherever the injury was. This is a medical emergency and could have a huge impact on the way you live your life.
The problem with long-lasting spinal cord injuries is the fact that they can reach hundreds of thousands of dollars in only a few year’s time for things that insurance doesn’t cover. These are medical bills that many people will not be able to pay out of pocket, which means that you could be impacted for a long time. Injuries in some parts of your spine will allow you to have function that remains normal, while in other cases you will either be completely paralyzed or only be able to walk short distances with assistive devices like braces or walkers. Needing assistance in any way can have you feeling emotionally impacted, as well as cost you massive expenses in the first few years following the injury. You have every right to seek compensation for these injuries.
What You Need to Show
Will you suffer lasting effects due to your injury? Perhaps your spinal injury is so advanced that you won’t be able to return to work possibly for the rest of your life, or you will need to seek medical treatment from now until the end of time. In these cases, you will need to prove that your injury is permanent and will cause lasting effects. This will ensure that you receive as much compensation as possible for your injuries. One of the best ways to show that your injury is permanent is by having it listed as such in your medical records by a reputable physician or specialist who is giving you ongoing treatment. This will become important when you are seeking compensation through settlement or trial.
When dealing with a spinal cord injury, it is always a good idea to ask your doctor if you will have a likelihood of having recurring or degenerative problems later in life due to your spinal injury. You always want to be aware of all future problems.
Some things that you will need to support your claim are medical bills related to your accident, communications you have with your doctor, medical images such as x-rays and MRIs, documents of rehabilitation facilities, prescription receipts, and evidence of therapy. Most of these things will be prevalent in the first few months of your injury.
At the Nye Law Group, we fight for your right for compensation after a negligent party has caused you serious injury. We take spinal cord injuries very seriously, as they can have lasting effects on your life. If you have been injured, speak to us today about what we can do for you. Call us at 855-636-9277 for more information.