A spinal cord injury (SCI) can have a devastating impact on an individual’s life, wellbeing, and health. The spinal cord is the messenger between the brain the rest of the body, so injuries to the spine can be catastrophic. In many cases, following a spinal cord injury, an individual’s livelihood and relationships are adversely impacted.
If you or a loved one recently sustained a spinal cord injury, you likely already understand how far-reaching these injuries can be. However, you may be unaware of the importance of retaining a personal injury attorney, especially in the case of medical malpractice and wrongful death.
In addition to lost wages and current medical bills, there are many services a spinal cord injury patient may require. These can include surgery, rehabilitation, physical therapy, a wheelchair, vocational therapy, mobility experts, and more depending on the severity of the injury.
According to the National Spinal Cord Statistic Center, vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries and account for 39%. If you sustain an SCI in a trucking accident or any other motor vehicle accident by a drunk or distracted driver, you can legally bring a liability claim against them for negligence, although your no-fault insurance covers your injury.
Finding a personal injury lawyer experienced in no-fault and liability claims is critical to your injury case.
While anyone can sustain a spinal cord injury from a slip and fall, the most vulnerable are the elderly. Falls are the second leading cause of SCIs. If your loved one suffered a fall due to another person’s negligence, such as in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you should pursue a personal injury claim.
The facts surrounding you or your loved one’s injury determine the type of action you pursue. Many personal injury cases involving a spinal cord injury also include traumatic brain injury or product liability.
Whether injured in a construction site accident, during labor, or in a car accident, these cases typically require professional medical testimony to establish the extent of the injury and its long-term effects.
The law office of Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. serves Warren and the surrounding areas. Our team of personal injury attorneys includes nurse attorney and trial lawyer, Eileen Kroll. Let our team remove the burden of the legal issues and deadlines from your shoulders. Our client-centric and tenacious approach guarantees we pursue all legal options on your behalf.
We negotiate with insurance companies to get you the economic damages and pain and suffering compensation you deserve. We also pursue social security disability benefits if you are entitled to them.
For a confidential free consultation to discuss your situation, please call our law office at 866-MICH-LAW.
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.