Lake County Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Spinal cord injuries are some of the most serious, and can result in paralysis, neurological impairments, musculoskeletal problems, urinary problems, respiratory issues and long-term psychological consequences. These injuries are life-changing, which is why it’s so important to work with a personal injury attorney if your injuries were caused by negligence. Compensation for these injuries must, therefore take into account the long-term expenses attached. Lake County spinal cord injury lawyer Julie Glade brings to every case years of experience and expertise, identifying all liable parties, and making sure you get the compensation you deserve.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are more than 200,000 people currently living with these devastating injuries in the United States. Every year there are approximately 15 to 40 new cases of spinal cord injury per million Americans.
spinal cord injuries are caused when there is an injury to the spinal column. There are several degrees of injuries, and there can be long-term consequences from these injuries. Any damage to the spinal column can result in temporary or permanent health problems.
Approximately 46% of all spinal cord injuries recorded in the United States every year are caused in automobile accidents. Fall accidents account for 27% of all spinal cord injuries, followed by violence and sports, which contribute to 16% and 12% of all spinal cord injuries respectively.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the chances of suffering a spinal cord injury in a car accident can be reduced by as much as 60% of a person is wearing a seat belt at the time of impact. If a person is also in a car that is equipped with an airbag system, his chances of suffering a spinal cord injury drop by as much as 80%.
Spinal cord injuries in fall accidents can be prevented by ensuring a slip-proof and fall-proof home. The right kind of footwear, and fall-prevention technologies like guardrails and railings and staircases, can also help reduce the risk of falls.
If you have been injured in an accident involving negligence, seek legal help from one of the top personal injury attorneys, Julie Glade.
When a person has suffered a spinal cord injury in Merrillville, there may be a number of parties that may be responsible for these injuries or liable for damages. For instance, if the spinal injury has occurred in a car accident in Merrillville, the motorist who is at fault in the accident can be named in a claim, while a person who has suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of a fall in a Porter County restaurant or a commercial place, can name the premises owner responsible for his negligence in providing a safe property.
I would be happy to evaluate your case if you give me the opportunity. I have years of experience representing clients in cases involving car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice, slip and fall, dog bites and wrongful death. Please schedule an appointment by placing a call to my law firm at (219) 736-0456 or by filling out the contact form on this web site. From my law office in Merrillville, I serve clients throughout Lake County and Porter County in Northwest Indiana.