Dallas Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Spinal injuries are often the result of severe accidents that can occur from a number of situations. While injuries to the back are often the result of traumatic car accidents in which case you’ll need the help of our Dallas car accident lawyer, they can additionally occur as the result of simple falls, work accidents or even sports injuries. Spinal cord injuries are the most devastating type of injury you can receive and require a complete transition to a new way of life. If you or a loved one have received a spinal injury, contact our Dallas spinal cord injury attorney as you may be entitled to compensation.
Spinal Cord Injuries
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), injuries to the spine occur following damage to the spinal column. The spinal cord is responsible for transmitting signals between the brain and the rest of the body, and any damage to the spinal column could result in temporary or permanent neurological impairment. Currently around 200,000 people throughout the United States are living with spinal cord impairment and about 12,000 to 24,000 new cases are estimated to occur each year. Unfortunately, alcohol is found to play a large role in 25% of all instances where a person’s spinal cord is damaged. The CDC breaks down causes of spine injuries into the following:
- 46% attributable to motor vehicle accidents (although studies have indicated that the use of a seatbelt and an airbag can reduce the odds of spinal cord injury by up to 80%)
- 22% attributable to falls
- 16% attributable to violence
- 12% attributable to sports
The majority of injuries to the spinal column are due to motor vehicle accidents especially trucking accidents, which are all too common throughout the Dallas area. Dallas sits as a major thoroughfare for large trucks to pass through, and this influx in traffic leads to a higher rate of accidents and serious injuries.
Spinal Cord Claims
The average annual cost to treat an injured spine runs between $15,000 to $30,000 per year, with estimated lifetime costs totaling over $3 million. This is a tough sum for anyone to handle, and insurance will only cover up to a certain amount of this expense. Insurance claims will not cover lifetime earnings that you would have amassed had you not sustained an injury to your spinal cord. However, if a person was responsible for your injury, you may be able to bring a claim against them for your injuries with the help of an experienced spinal cord injury lawyer in Dallas. That person will be required to pay for your medical expenses, loss of income, future earnings, and pain and suffering.
Contact a Dallas Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one have received a spinal cord injury, do not hesitate to contact one of our experienced injury attorney at The Benton Law Firm. Our attorney understands the devastation a spinal cord injury can cause and will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. A spinal cord injury is a life-shattering injury that has vast repercussions on your own life, your family, and your career. Do not allow a person who caused your injuries to get away with this type of damage. Contact our offices at (214) 219-4878 today for your initial free consultation.