If you or someone you love experienced a spinal cord injury that was partially or wholly caused by someone else’s negligent, intentional, or reckless conduct, you may be entitled to monetary damages. At Kasan Law, our Chicago and Illinois injury attorneys believe that everyone deserves quality legal representation.
Our Chicago and Illinois spinal cord injury attorneys handle a variety of spinal cord injuries caused by:
Spinal cord injuries and paralysisare common injuries sustained from car, truck, and motorcycle accidents. A spinal cord injury occurs when any part of the spinal cord or the nerves at the end of the spinal canal are damaged.
Injuries to the spinal cord often cause permanent changes to the strength and sensations below the site of the injury. The closer the spinal cord injury is to the brain, the more the body is affected.
An individual’s ability to control their limbs after a spinal cord injury depends on where the injury occurs on the spinal cord and severity of the injury.
If you or a loved one has a spinal cord injury due to the negligence of another person, a member of our Chicago and Illinois spinal cord injury attorneys can help you.
The severity of spinal cord injury can be complete or incomplete.
Complete injury: The person has no feeling or movement below the spinal cord injury.
Incomplete injury: The person still has some feeling or movement below the injury site. There are different degrees of incomplete injuries.
Paralysis can be categorized as:
Paraplegia: Parts or the entire torso, legs, and pelvic organs are affected by the spinal cord injury.
Quadriplegia: The arms, hands, torso, legs, and pelvic organs are affected by the injury.
According to the Mayo Clinic, a spinal cord injury is “damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal,” often causing “permanent changes in strength, sensation, and other body functions below the site of the injury.”
Some causes of spinal cord injuries may stem from:
Were you hurt on someone else’s property? If so, the property owner or manager could be liable for your accident and any subsequent injuries if proper safety and security measures were not in place.
Were you the victim of a violent assault? Not only your attacker but any premises owner that failed to provide adequate security or other legally required deterrents to criminal activity (such as proper lighting at night or camera surveillance), could be held liable for the total cost for your injuries, including medical expenses, lost income from time away from work, as well as diminished quality of life.
Serious motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of debilitating spinal cord damage. Victims owe it to themselves and their families to work with spinal cord injury attorneys. If a drunk, distracted, or otherwise negligent driver has irreversibly changed the course of your life, the at-fault party should be held accountable for the damages.
In the wake of a severe spinal cord injury, the last thing on your mind is taking on the burden of navigating the legal system. At Kasan Law, our Chicago and Illinois spinal cord injury attorneys take control of the lawsuit for you to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.
At Kasan Law, we take all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means you will not pay any legal fees unless we get you compensation for your case. Our consultations are free and carry no obligations.
If you or a family member has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact our Chicago and Illinois spinal cord injury attorneys to schedule your free consultation and case review by calling (312) 300-6724, e-mailing us at [email protected], or schedule your consultation online.