Spinal Cord Injury
Indianapolis Attorneys Serving Victims of Spinal Cord Injuries
The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center estimates that in the United States, there are approximately 12,000 new cases of spinal cord injuries each year. (This number does not include the number of individuals who tragically suffer an immediately fatal cord injury at an accident scene.) Since 2010, motor vehicle accidents account for more than 36% of spinal cord injury cases, with another 28.5% occurring due to falls. Sadly, nearly half of all spinal cord injury accidents are suffered by individuals who are between the ages of sixteen and thirty.
The attorneys at Jacobs Law have long represented accident victims with spinal cord injuries, and they will work to get you or your loved one compensation for your injuries. Your case will be handled with your future needs in mind— there must be planning for future medical care and rehabilitation. Each case—each injured person—is special to us.
The most common category of spinal cord injury is known as incomplete tetraplegia—persons who have sustained injuries to one of the eight segments of the cervical spine (neck). Next in frequency is incomplete paraplegia—injury lesions to the thoracic, lumbar, or sacral spine (mid to low back). Complete tetraplegia and paraplegia account for approximately 29% of all spinal cord injuries suffered in this country since 2010. Unfortunately, less than 1% of persons who suffer a spinal cord injury experience complete neurological recovery by the time of their discharge from the hospital.
Because of the severity and long term complications of spinal cord injuries, it is essential that you have an injury attorney who cares about you and is committed to achieving the best possible outcome for your case. At Jacobs Law LLC, it is our goal to obtain the compensation you deserve and to maximize all resources for your ongoing care and treatment. Your future is our concern—we give careful consideration to all aspects of your case, and we want you to know that our commitment to you extends beyond just handling legal documents and insurance forms.
No matter what the cause of your spinal cord injury—a car crash, a fall at work, or any other accident, learn about your legal rights from an experienced Indianapolis Personal Injury lawyer by calling 317-257-5581 or by filling out our free, no obligation case review form to discuss how we can help. Great medical advances have been made in the treatment of spinal cord injuries, and we want you to devote your time and energy to your neurological recovery. Let us do what we do every day – protect your rights for the maximum compensation you deserve.
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