Back and Spinal Cord Injuries


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Back and Spinal Cord Injuries

The spinal cord is essential in controlling your sensation, strength, and bodily functions. When the spinal cord becomes injured, the effects can be permanent and devastating. Over 275,000 Americans are living with spinal cord injuries. These are staggering numbers. What’s even more concerning is that the leading cause of spinal cord injuries—auto and motorcycle accidents—happen every day. Slip and fall accidents, recreation/sports injuries, acts of violence or injuries that arise from faulty products or medical procedures are also common causes of spinal cord injuries. Tragically, these accidents are often caused by the negligence or carelessness of another.

Helping Victims of Devastating Spinal Cord Injuries

We know that facing a serious spinal injury is devastating, expensive and complicated. If your injuries were caused by the negligence of another, you now have legal issues to handle on top of medical care and learning to live with your injury. You don’t have to navigate this path alone.

The attorneys at Falk & Falk Law have the experience and skill needed to handle a complex spinal cord injury case. Due to the severity of spinal cord injuries, it is critical to retain the best experts available who can document and analyze the damages. Our attorneys will use expert reports and testimony to show why you deserve the most compensation possible. Some examples of compensable damages are:
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Loss of earning potential and/or cost of job retraining
  • Home modifications, wheelchairs and other mobility aids
  • In-home healthcare
  • Psychological care
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

The personal injury lawyers at Falk & Falk Law want to help ease your burden. Let us take care of your case, manage the complexity of insurance, and help you make informed decisions regarding you or your loved one’s options.

The decisions you make today can affect the rest of your life.

Doctors identify spinal cord injuries by level, based on injury location. Injuries are also classified as either complete or incomplete; complete means that no nerve signals travel below the point of injury, which causes paralysis below that point. Incomplete means some signals can pass, so there is some control and sensation.

Symptoms of spinal cord injuries may include:
  • Partial or complete paralysis
  • Changes in strength, sensation or bodily control
  • Muscle spasms
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Bowel and/or bladder dysfunction
  • Digestive Issues
  • Pain or intense sensation
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STEVEN FALK • ERIC FALK

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