Recovery From Spinal Cord Injury
Proper and quick management in the early stages of a spinal cord injury (SCI) is critical. Further injury must be prevented, expert diagnosis must occur to determine if emergency surgery is needed and measures must be taken by hospital staff to ensure excess pressure from swelling is not exerted on the spinal column.
Our goal is to help you obtain the financial award or settlement that is necessary to achieve your best possible recovery. We work with victims and families throughout metro Detroit and the Michigan Upper Peninsula who have suffered the devastating consequences of back and neck injuries that affect the spinal column, and thereby our clients’ entire lives.
Treatment Of A Spinal Cord Injury After An Accident
After a traumatic neck or back injury from a car accident, you will likely need an extended stay in an intensive care unit (ICU), followed by weeks of inpatient rehabilitation and months of outpatient rehabilitation. You will interact with a variety of medical professionals who will work with you to help get you back as close as possible to full health.
However, each of these medical professionals will have different billing structures and will require different amounts of checkups and regular evaluations of your condition. It is in your best interests to follow their guidance, but your rehabilitation will be costly and potentially last for the rest of your life.
Full Impacts Of A Spinal Cord Injury
It is not just the victim who will be affected by a serious spinal cord injury. Often, one or both spouses will become primary caregivers. In such severe cases, it is likely that full-time nursing care will be necessary. So, either that will come from a family member or a hired caregiver. In either situation, that means losses equivalent to at least one family member’s income for a lifetime. We will work this into the value of your case, keeping in mind that every case is unique.
Family dynamics change. Relationships change. Roles of each family member must change to care for the victim and fill in for what has been lost. Your home and vehicles may have to be modified to accommodate the victim’s spinal injury.
Home and vehicle modifications often include specialized medical equipment and entire remodels.
If a spinal cord injury victim can be rehabilitated to the point where he or she can work again, additional vocational rehabilitation will be necessary to help them re-enter the workforce. In all likelihood, they will not be able to perform their same job. If they are able to, modifications will likely need to be made in the workplace as well.
We Secure The Full And Fair Recovery You Need
Injuries will likely result in at least one incurable impairment. Beyond paralysis (paraplegia or quadriplegia) people with SCI are also susceptible to loss of muscle function, respiratory problems, heart conditions, loss of bone density, spasticity and muscle atrophy.
We account for your past, present and future damages and losses in full. Our attorneys have 85 years of legal experience, and we collaborate with industry-leading medical experts to establish the full value of each personal injury claim we take on. We independently investigate your case, handle all legal aspects, negotiate with the insurance companies and work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we only collect a fee if your case receives a settlement or award.
Our team of trial lawyers handles cases from offices in Rochester Hills and Escanaba, and we would enjoy speaking with you as soon as possible. Please call us at 248-383-5949 or send us an email to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers.