Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
As a personal injury law firm, our spinal cord injury attorney understands the devastating effects of spinal injuries. We can help you obtain the compensation you need to readjust to life following the accident. Whether you sustained injury from a car accident, slip and fall, on-the-job, medical malpractice or another type of accident, a spine injury can impair one’s ability to function or result in limited mobility. Medical bills can be expensive and we want you to make a complete recovery. At the Steele Law Firm, a dedicated personal injury attorney will help you hold the responsible party accountable.
You may be eligible for non-economic damages (i.e., money for pain and suffering), and/or economic damages (out-of-pocket losses). You will need fair compensation for your losses from hospital bills, medical equipment, x-rays, testing, prescriptions, property damage, and lost wages and earning capacity. In some cases, medical care like occupational therapy for a spinal injury may be required for a lifetime. You may also qualify for compensation for projected future medical expenses.
What are common types of spinal cord injuries?
Spinal cord damage can cause a range of symptoms and life-long side effects in some cases.
- Back or neck pain
- Numbness in fingers or toes
- Difficulty breathing
- Lack of control over bladder
Many serious injuries can cause permanent damage and alter motor function and sensation capabilities. Catastrophic injuries fall into a few different categories:
- Quadriplegia—Loss of movement in all four limbs.
- Triplegia—Loss of movement in one arm and both legs.
- Paraplegia—Loss of movement and sensation in both legs.
What are the causes?
There are several main causes of severe injury:
- Motor vehicle accident
- Work accidents
- Slip and fall
- Sporting accidents
- Traumatic blow
What can I expect to recover?
Spinal injury is a personal injury lawsuit. There are several types of compensation you’re eligible for. You need an attorney with extensive experience to fight the responsible party’s insurance company for maximum compensation.
- Reasonable and necessary medical costs
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
Is there a time limit to file a claim for a spinal cord injury case?
There is a statute of limitations on personal injury cases. This is typically two years but it’s best to take legal action before then.
Get Quality Legal Representation
You will need expert legal advice from an experienced attorney who knows Oregon or Washington law as it pertains to spinal injury, as well as the ability to calculate current and future losses, and the expertise to navigate medical and insurance systems. You will need a personal injury lawyer who can provide winning results. Licensed to practice in both Oregon and Washington, Nathan Steele is prepared to stand by you and protect your rights. Contact our law firm today for a free consultation.