If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury as the result of another person’s negligent, reckless, or malicious actions, you need to take legal action and hold them responsible. In the event of a severe spinal cord injury that results in partial or complete paralysis, the victim’s life will never be the same. These injuries can require lifelong care and prevent the victim from ever returning to work or to the professions and hobbies they once loved. If you have been the victim of a spinal cord injury and are dealing with physical and emotional trauma, you shouldn’t also have to suffer financially. To discuss your legal rights and options for recovering financial compensation from paying for medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and other expenses, contact the Fort Walton Beach spinal cord injury attorneys at The Bruner Law Firm today by calling us at (850) 243-2222.
Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you were injured in a devastating accident and you are looking at a future full of uncertainty and disability, you shouldn’t have to worry about fighting insurance companies to recover compensation. Even if the accident was entirely the other person’s fault, insurance companies could be relentless in their attempts to minimize your compensation. Not only do insurance companies have years of experience handling these claims, but they also have countless resources to take you on in the event of a dispute. You can’t handle this case on your own. By consulting with a committed and skilled personal injury lawyer from The Bruner Law Firm, you can ensure your best interests are represented. Our injury lawyers have the resources and experience to navigate this complicated process while you focus on what’s most important—your health and recovery.
Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury
Along with severe physical ailment and impairments, there are some other consequences that spinal cord injuries bring about. Some victims will require the use of a wheelchair to move around or other medical devices to perform routine tasks. The emotional pain that accompanies this new way of life can often feel overwhelming. On top of the emotional trauma, victims also have to face the real pressures of financial instability brought on by the cost of medical care, rehabilitation, and not being able to return to work and earn a living. Many victims also lose their sense of independence and require full-time care with either a live-in nurse or by moving in with parents, grandparents, or children. The prospect of romantic relationships and finding a spouse can also be seriously affected because of these types of injuries.
These consequences are not your fault, and you deserve compensation for them. The Bruner Law Firm may be able to help you recover compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Physical therapy
- Permanent disability
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Living expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
Not all spinal cord injuries result in life-altering impairments and injuries like paralysis. Some of the most common signs of a spinal cord injury include the following:
- Degradation in coordination
- Tingling or numbness in limbs
- Loss of bowel or bladder control
- Loss of motor skills
- Inability to walk, requiring a wheelchair to get around
- Difficulty supporting the head
- Partial or complete paralysis
These symptoms are often the result of bruising and muscular pain following a violent crash. If you are suffering from these or other symptoms after an accident, you may have a spinal cord injury. See a doctor as soon as possible to get the medical treatment you need, and then contact The Bruner Law Firm to start your legal claim.
Contact Us Today
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident, the first step in handling your case will be to determine the full extent and repercussions of your injuries so that you can seek the appropriate amount of compensation. You may be concerned about how you’ll pay for an attorney during this challenging time, but do not worry. We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means that you don’t have to pay us until we win your case. We know that you have enough to think about during this time, and paying for top-notch legal services should not be additional stress or strain.
At The Bruner Law Firm, our team of serious injury lawyers won’t rest till we recover every penny you need to pay for medical bills and rehabilitation costs. To speak with a legal representative about your future, contact us today at (850) 243-2222 and schedule a free consultation. You don’t have to go through this time alone.