Spinal Cord Injury Claims
Wichita Personal Injury Attorneys
Suffering damage to your spinal cord can be among the most severe injuries
which a person can sustain. A spinal cord injury has the potential to
leave victims permanently disabled and in need of prolonged medical care.
This trauma can be made worse when the injury was caused by the negligent
actions of another person. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal
cord injury through no fault of your own, you may be able to recover legal
restitution. Our Wichita spinal cord injury attorneys from Hutton &
Hutton Law Firm, LLC can help you to maximize your claim and seek the
justice that you deserve.
Advantages of choosing personal injury lawyers from Hutton & Hutton
Law Firm, LLC
- More than 75 years of combined experience
- Selected for “Best Law Firms” by U.S News & World Report
- $400+ million recovered for our past clients
- Team composed of award-winning attorneys
When you are ready to seek compensation, call (316) 313-4730 and speak
to an attorney about your claim.
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
There are a multitude of ways a spinal cord injury can occur and according
to the national spinal cord injury statistical center (NSCSC), more than
17,000 people suffer from spinal cord injuries each year. Along with
traumatic brain injury, even a slight injury to your back or neck has the potential to affect
your quality of life.
Injuries can occur from:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Assault and acts of violence
- Sporting accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents
Car accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States. The
NSCSC estimates that more than 37% of all reported spinal cord injuries
are the direct result of an automobile accident. Our back injury attorneys
are intimately familiar with spinal cord injury cases and can fight for
you no matter how your injury occurred.
Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injuries
Your spinal cord is a vital component of your central nervous system and
responsible for transmitting messages between your brain and the rest
of your body. An injury can occur when trauma causes a bruise (contusion)
or a tear (transection) in the bundle of nerves which make up your spinal
cord. Symptoms of an injury can range in severity depending on the intensity
of the trauma and where an impact occurred on the spine. Generally, injuries
which occur higher on the spine can affect a wider range of bodily functions.
Symptoms of a spinal cord injury can include:
- Muscle weakness or paralysis
- Decreased control over bladder and bowel function
- Heart rate and blood pressure complications
- Loss of feeling or sensitivity in the extremities
If you have experienced a spinal cord injury of any severity, chances are
that you will need medical rehabilitation in some form. With the proper
treatment, victims can regain some or most of their pre-accident mobility
and quality of life. Medical treatment of any kind can be expensive and
catastrophic injuries can require prolonged medical care. Our attorneys are well informed regarding
all aspects back and neck injuries and can help to ensure that your settlement
will cover all necessary medical treatments.
Statute of Limitations for Spinal Cord Injury Claims
A statute of limitations is a law which governs the period of time for
which a person is allowed to file a claim. For most
personal injury claims in Kansas, victims have up to one year in which to file a claim. This
time frame begins on the exact date which an injury occurred and failure
to act by a given deadline can result in the forfeiture of the right to
seek monetary compensation. Collecting needed evidence and documentation
to correctly pursue a personal injury claim can be time consuming and
by acting quickly, you can help to ensure you remain eligible for restitution.
No Fee Unless We Win your Case
At our firm, we understand that experiencing an accident can lead to medical,
financial, and emotional hardship. For these reasons, our firm works on
a contingency basis and from your
initial consultation until the end of your case, there is never any out of pocket expense to
you. When your future is on the line, our Wichita Personal Injury Attorneys
will do everything in their power to fight for you.
today and discover how our attorneys can help you to maximize your claim.