Your spine is one of the most critical parts of your body, but it is also vulnerable to damage. Sharp impacts and long-term strain can seriously damage the bone, soft tissue, and nerves that make up your spine. Your spinal cord may be severed in very serious cases, preventing movement and sensation in your legs or even all four limbs. All spinal injury cases are subject to statutes of limitations. You need to contact a Spinal Injury Attorney in Grand Rapids specializing in catastrophic personal injury cases to find out what steps you should take.
Spinal injuries can be mild, like herniated discs and pinched nerves. These injuries often resolve with rest and help from a chiropractor or other medical professional and incur low medical expenses.
However, many accidents result in more serious and life-altering injuries, such as complete or incomplete spinal cord severance. In many cases, the victim never recovers full function, even with physical therapy and other medical care.
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy is a type of spinal injury that causes severe pain throughout the body. Proving this condition can be difficult because it is harder to show on an x-ray or other test. You may need a lawyer with a medical background to help you win your claim.
Car crashes are the leading cause of spinal cord injury cases in the United States, but workplace and medical malpractice spinal cord injuries are also common. In Michigan, slip and fall accidents can also be a cause of spinal cord injury due to our harsh winters and heavy snowfall.
If you are seriously injured, your long-term care may be covered by Social Security Disability insurance. However, even if your injury has an obvious cause like an auto accident, getting coverage for your long-term expenses may be extremely difficult without the help of a spinal cord injury attorney at our law firm.
If your spinal injury is serious enough to interfere with your everyday life, you need to contact an attorney about your compensation options. You may have more legal options than you realize, depending on the type of injury and its cause.
Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. has a team of Spinal Injury Attorney in Grand Rapids and trial lawyers with extensive experience in personal injury cases, including serious injuries like brain injuries. We serve Grand Rapids, MI, and the greater Detroit Metro area. Call us at 866-MICH-LAW to learn more about how we can serve you.
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.