Spinal cord injuries can be severe and life altering. Spinal cord injuries suffered in a car accident, fall, or other traumatic event can be overwhelming, affecting every aspect of a person’s life from mobility to social life and sense of independence. The paralysis that may result from an SCI, will also cause family members or friends to adjust their lifestyles in order to support their loved one as advocates for resources or caregivers. Our law firm understands that your immediate goals after going through such trauma are to get your medical bills paid and covered, make sure you do not suffer financially through any lost wages, and make sure your insurance company will pay for future treatment relating to your injuries. For more than a twenty years, our Decatur and Huntsville, Alabama spinal cord injury law firm and accident injury law offices of Ferguson & Ferguson have been dedicated to helping people injured in serious accidents.
Every year, approximately 11,000 Americans suffer a traumatic spinal cord injury. One of the most devastating injuries a person can sustain in an accident is a spinal cord injury. Auto accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries. Many times these injuries are the fault of someone other than the victim. Spinal cord injury victims are often faced with a lifetime of medical and rehabilitation expenses, loss of income and pain and suffering. Because of their significant damages, spinal cord injury victims should select a law firm that has extensive expertise, resources and an established record of significant results. We know that our clients need a result that will last a lifetime because a spinal cord injury, like all serious injuries, lasts a lifetime.
Causes of Huntsville Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury can happen to anyone at virtually any time in a variety of situations. We have represented Decatur and Huntsville victims of spinal cord injuries who were injured in many different settings and situations. Some of those include:
- Auto Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Construction Site Accidents
- Work Injuries
- Sports Injuries
- Premises liability – slip & fall, trip and fall or products falling from shelves
Brain and spinal injuries invariably lead to permanent disabilities, and a lifetime of added medical expenses, not to mention the emotional costs of the challenging circumstances of simply living day to day. Victims of these injuries and their families deserve to be fully compensated for the damages they have suffered and the comprehensive costs of the following:
- Permanent disability
- Medical expenses
- Emotional trauma
- Lifelong care
Compensation for Spinal Cord Injuries
If you or someone you know has suffered a spinal cord injury in Huntsville, Decatur or Hartselle, Alabama, you may want to contact a spinal cord injury lawyer for a free evaluation of your case.The Huntsville spinal cord injury attorneys at Ferguson & Ferguson have recovered millions for spinal cord injuries and their families. We have represented adults and children who have suffered spinal cord injuries in car accidents, slip and fall accidents, and swimming and diving accidents. Our Alabama spine injury attorneys understand the many causes of spinal cord injuries and the permanent life changes they often cause.
When an accident that leads to a spinal cord injury can be attributed to another person’s negligent, careless, or reckless actions, the victim may be entitled to compensation for their injury. In cases involving spinal cord injuries, which may cause permanent disability, paralysis, and other injuries, the compensation the victim may be entitled to may be substantial. Although money can never take away the physical and emotional pain of a catastrophic injury such as a spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury, money can cover the astronomical financial costs and allow victims to receive the best medical care so that they may live the most comfortable life possible.
Spinal Cord Injuries and Long Term Care
Lifelong medical treatment and rehabilitation for a spinal cord injury can cost millions of dollars. Spinal cord injuries are life changing, and victims may require around-the-clock medical care for the rest of their lives. The expense of paying for hospitalizations, long-term care, living modifications due to being in a wheelchair, prescriptions, surgeries and lost earnings, and even lost insurance benefits due to not being able to return to work, can be financially devastating. According to University of Alabama National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, only 52% of spinal cord injury victims are covered by private health insurance at the time of an injury. Because of the expenses associated for caring for an injury victim, getting full and fair compensation from whoever is responsible for an accident is essential. Monetary damages recovered for a spinal cord injury can include compensation for all medical care, hospitalization costs, rehabilitation, lost earnings, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and other accident related expenses.
Why Hire Ferguson & Ferguson
If you or a member of your family has suffered a spinal cord injury, contact an attorney at Ferguson & Ferguson to discuss your case today. We are available 24/7, and if necessary we can visit you at Huntsville Hospital, Decatur General Hospital, Crestwood Medical Center or Parkway Medical Center. All consultations are free, with no obligation. If our Huntsville or Decatur personal injury law firm handles your case, we will not charge any fees unless and until we recover money for you. In the event we do not recover a verdict or settlement, you will not be charged for our time or costs incurred. Let a Huntsville or Decatur spinal cord injury lawyer at Ferguson & Ferguson help you and your family better understand spinal cord injury and back injury law. Call now. Call 256-534-3435. We are here to help.
Our spinal cord injury attorneys serve every city and county in the State of Alabama.