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Suffering from a Spinal Cord Injury?

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Have you recently been the victim of a horrific accident resulting in damage to your spinal cord? As a personal injury lawyer that has been serving the residents of Michigan for over two decades, I understand how severe these injuries can be. With around 12,000 spinal cord injury (SCI) incidents happening annually throughout the United States, they are surprisingly fairly common. This does not mean, however, that the methods of treatment are in any way simple. SCI involves any type of injury that directly obstructs the spinal cord, producing hindered movement, an incapacity for receiving sensations and a lack of ability to function properly. Even minor harm to your spinal cord can result in devastating effects.

Unfortunately, there are approximately 255,000 people in the U.S. struggling with the effects of spinal cord injury on a daily basis. Even with extensive treatment and spending weeks, potentially months in the hospital, a victim of SCI will likely take many months before they can recover. For many, their quality of life prior to the injury will most likely never be fully restored. In cases like these, if you are facing intensive physical therapy, loss of movement, pain, high medical bills and a lost source of income, you deserve to receive compensation for your spinal cord injury.

What Are the Symptoms of SCI?

Usually, if you have been in a car accident, pedestrian collision, or other major incident where it is suspected that you have damaged your spinal cord, medical emergency personnel will transport you to a local hospital. Immediate action must be taken as these injuries propose potentially life-threatening consequences if not handled correctly. By looking for certain symptoms, the physicians will attempt to determine whether or not you are dealing with an SCI or not. These symptoms include the following:

  • Inability or extreme difficulty controlling basic bodily functions
  • Severe pain in the head, back and neck region
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sharp pain in the chest region
  • Extremities experiencing a tingling sensation
  • Altered mental state
  • Inability to control bowel movements or bladder
  • Hard time balancing and walking
  • Large bumps or other protrusions near the spine or head

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms and have not been to a physician, it is wise to do so immediately. The severity of these symptoms is often an indicator of the level of damage done to the spinal cord. After you have received medical attention, do not wait to obtain a qualified Farmington Hills personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Michigan's statute of limitations may otherwise prevent you from obtaining any financial help at all.

Common Effects of Spinal Cord Damage

Two of the most common and more serious life-altering injuries that could result from a spinal cord injury include paraplegia and quadriplegia. Depending on where the damage occurred on the spine will determine how much of the body is paralyzed. While these are the most traumatic injuries that may result, there is hope for treatment in form of physical, occupational and speech therapy. Having handled many cases of catastrophic injury, we are well-aware that therapy will most likely never return you to your former quality of life. As a compassionate and understanding personal injury lawyer in Farmington Hills, it is our desire to get you the highest compensation you can, however, so that you can afford the best possible therapy and recovery process. It is already extremely tough having to figure out how you will live your life with the side effects of paralysis, without the added stress of deciding how you will pay for it. Find the best personal injury lawyer that you can, as you will need an advocate to fight on your behalf.

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We know that accidents happen without warning and can typically throw you for a loop. Not only do you have to worry about property damage in many cases, but you have to also pay for medical expenses related to your injuries. Spinal cord injuries often involve the most extensive and costly treatments due to the severity of the situation at hand. When someone else's negligent behavior, whether it is on the road or in the workplace, has been the direct cause of your injuries you should have to be responsible to cover the costs.

As an AV Preeminent® Rated lawyer by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell®, Jon Abrahams, founder of Abrahams Law, has been recognized both for his legal and ethical standards amongst his colleagues. DBusiness magazine has even included him in their list of the Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, showcasing his ability to provide an outstanding case for clients. One client in particular stated this about our service:

"Jon Abrahams pays attention to every detail. His personalized attention to my case is impressive."

Do not wait until it is too late to receive the legal advocacy that you truly deserve. Contact our personal injury firm today as you calls will be answered 24 hours, 7 days a week. We also encourage you to fill out the free case evaluation form so that we can get a better feel for your case and begin working towards a resolution.

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