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Spinal Cord Injury: Why You Need an Attorney

By : Michael P. Quinn, Jr. - Nov 7th, 2017

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, there are approximately 17,000 new cases of spinal cord injury in this country every year. This estimate does not include spinal cord injury victims who die at the time of the injury. Approximately 282,000 Americans are currently living with a spinal cord injury.

Qualified spinal cord injury lawyers can help obtain financial compensation for related expenses

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Vehicle crashes are currently the leading cause of spinal cord injury, followed by falls, acts of violence, and sports/recreation activities. Acts of medical malpractice, like surgical errors, can also lead to spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injuries can be complete, causing complete paralysis, or incomplete, causing partial paralysis. Among all the critical issues vying for a spinal cord injury victim’s immediate attention are the questions of how the tremendous costs that go along with having a disability will be paid for and whether a lawsuit against those who may have caused the injury is justified.

People with a permanent spinal cord injury will almost always continue to need medical care and various forms of personal assistance throughout their lives. An attorney experienced with spinal cord injuries can help obtain financial compensation to cover these tremendous costs. Many expenses occur while caring for a person with a spinal cord injury; some of which you may not even realize at first. These can range from the immediate hospitalization, to home renovations, to medical equipment, to long term nursing/medical care.

A qualified spinal cord injury lawyer will help you get compensation for these expenses and others related to the injury. Some victims worry that they will have to spend hours in court if they file a lawsuit related to their spinal cord injury, but an experienced lawyer will take care of not only building the case, if there is one, but also litigating it. The injured person’s primary role is to get better.

The lawyers at Decof, Decof & Barry have years of experience addressing spinal cord injuries. We work with spinal cord injury experts across the country to ensure that each case is handled properly. If you or a loved one has experienced a spinal cord injury, you should call us. We can help by investigating and pursuing the full scope of the reasons and legal responsibility for the injury.

Michael P. Quinn, Jr.

Mr. Quinn has dedicated his career to representing regular people who have experienced catastrophic injuries and life-changing financial losses. He is licensed in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and has been selected as a Rising Star by New England Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2009. Before joining the firm in 2010, Mr. Quinn worked for one of the top litigation firms in Rhode Island. Read full bio
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