Spinal cord injuries can have life-altering consequences for victims. Loss of movement, sensation, and function can result in permanent disability, forcing you to quit your job and reducing how much you can care for your family.
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury due to an accident, you need to talk to a spinal cord injury attorney as soon as possible. Slip and fall accidents and auto accidents are two of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries, but construction accidents and even medical malpractice can also cause injuries.
You may be able to file an injury claim and get significant compensation to cover medical care, lost wages, and general life care and assistance due to your injuries. Complex laws govern personal injury cases, so you need to consult with a law firm specializing in spinal injuries.
Any kind of blunt impact can cause enough trauma to the spine to sever or seriously damage the spinal cord. Motor vehicle and motorcycle accidents can cause serious injuries even when passengers use seat belts.
Slip and fall accidents can cause spinal cord and brain injuries, especially in icy Michigan winters. Even falling down onto plain pavement can be serious, but the risks are even worse around stairs and ledges.
Construction site and workplace accidents can also cause various spinal cord injuries. Workers’ compensation insurance claims in these cases will cover much of your initial injury costs, but there is a limit to how much they will cover your long-term care.
The laws that apply to your case will vary based on when and where the accident occurred. In Michigan, recovering compensation after a car accident usually requires filing a claim with your insurance due to the state’s no-fault laws. However, if the other driver’s negligence or recklessness caused your accident, you may be able to sue them for pain and suffering.
Contact the law firm of Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. for a free consultation to evaluate all your options. We represent clients in Ann Arbor and the Detroit Metro area who have suffered a wide range of accidents. We have extensive knowledge of Michigan’s personal injury, workplace injury, and auto accident laws.
Insurance companies don’t make it easy for you to claim compensation, so you’ll need expert legal help. Call us today at 866-MICH-LAW to schedule your free initial consultation.
A young couple from Monroe, Michigan, was awarded a $15.8 million verdict as the result of their baby son, Jason, being inflicted with Cerebral Palsy as the result of an error during the final stages of a labor.
Oakland County, Michigan
While in the hospital a mother of three was not properly treated for a closed-head injury causing her untimely death.
A Livonia pedestrian recovered $1.4 million when he was struck by a commercial van resulting in a traumatic brain injury in Redford, Michigan.
Wayne County, Michigan
Patient suffered cardiac arrest and brain damage when a hospital failed to recognize internal bleeding and treatment was delayed for more than 14 hours.
Tuscola County, Michigan
A Tuscola County jury awarded $3.3 million to a severely brain injured motorist as the result of a defective Michigan highway.
A seventeen-year-old construction worker suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting from a fall in Flint, Michigan, and was awarded $1.25 million.
Wayne County, Michigan
Middle-aged woman suffered severe disfiguring facial burns from a simple surgical procedure.
Child developed cerebral palsy with developmental delays due to lack of oxygen and brain injury during labor and delivery.
A Westland construction worker recovered $1.5 million after sustaining a traumatic brain injury while on a construction site in Detroit, Michigan.
A Marlette, Michigan, family reached a $1.3 million settlement in the traffic death of their 5-year-old son when they were struck by a semi truck.
The misdiagnosis of breast cancer resulted in a Redford, Michigan, woman recovering $225,000.
A construction worker redeemed his worker’s compensation case for $125,000 in Detroit, Michigan.
A paraplegic woman from Monroe, Michigan, recovered Michigan no-fault benefits including the purchase of a new home and attendant care in excess of $400,000.
Brighton, Michigan; Detroit, Michigan
A Brighton family recovered $1.3 million and a Detroit family recovered $900,000 as the result of birth injuries and medical malpractice to their children.
Bay City, Michigan
A Bay City grandmother was awarded $80,000 following an auto accident resulting in a broken leg.