It is common knowledge that a spinal cord injury can cause full or partial loss in the use of limbs. Unfortunately, based on the location of the injury, the potential damage is even greater. Many functions of the body can be temporarily or permanently affected, including (but not limited to) the following:
In addition, damage to speech functions may make verbal communication difficult or impossible. Plus, loss of communication between the brain and the systems controlling movement can affect the ability to use the hands or walk.
People who sustain spinal injuries are temporarily or permanently unable to earn a living. They no longer are able to care for their families, and they need ongoing therapy and rehabilitation to try and regain the best quality of life possible.
A serious injury, requiring lengthy and expensive medical treatments or resulting in permanent disability, involves costs that are difficult to identify and quantify:
The personal injury lawyers at Lear Werts have the necessary experience and resources to recover fair compensation for victims with claims involving spinal cord injuries. We will present compelling evidence to the insurance negotiator, judge, or jury, demonstrating the extent of your injury and current and future costs of rehabilitation, therapy, special equipment, and special accommodations you may require.
Since one insurance policy may be inadequate to cover all of the losses, it is important to investigate all sources of compensation for victims of serious injuries and families with wrongful death claims. The attorneys at Lear Werts are prepared to handle complex or unusual cases involving multiple claims in Missouri state and federal courts.
In many cases, a fair and just settlement can be recovered quickly through negotiations with insurance providers. If it is in your best interests, however, litigators at Lear Werts will aggressively pursue compensation through a trial.
If you or a loved one has sustained a spinal cord injury in an accident, contact our Missouri personal injury lawyer in Columbia at 573-875-1991 (or toll free 877-875-1991), or contact us online to arrange for a complementary consultation about your situation.