Spinal Cord Injury Compensation
In Seattle, spinal cord injuries are treated with great care by outstanding medical and rehabilitative professionals. But, the expenses of proper treatment often become catastrophic over time. Even relatively mild injuries can cost tens of thousands of dollars in treatment expenses and lost income. Ongoing treatment and support for individuals with severe injuries can easily run into the millions of dollars. As a result, for individuals with spine injuries caused by someone else’s negligence, it is absolutely critical to use the legal system to obtain the financial compensation to which you are entitled.
At Dean Standish Perkins & Associates, our Seattle spinal cord injury attorneys have been representing spine injury victims for more than two decades. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury in a car crash or other accident, let our attorneys put their skill and expertise to work for you.
The Impact Of Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury is a medical emergency requiring immediate treatment, which may include surgery. The extent of your recovery will depend on the specific nature of your injury. For example, injuries near the top of the spine typically result in more extensive disabilities than injuries lower in the spine.
Spinal cord damage may result directly from trauma to the cord itself or indirectly from damage to the surrounding bones, tissues and blood vessels. The spinal cord is actually protected better than most of the body’s organs, with the vertebrae creating a hard physical barrier to injury while a fluid-filled space below the bones provides shock absorbance. However, when injured, the soft tissue in the spine can swell, causing pressure in the confined space. This swelling can actually make your injury worse unless it is rapidly relieved.
How We Can Help
Our Seattle spinal cord injury attorneys have represented accident and crime victims with multiple different types of spine injuries arising from a variety of different causes. Some examples of cases we have handled include paraplegia, quadriplegia and other spinal cord injuries resulting from:
- Auto accidents
- Sports injuries
- Diving into shallow water
- Industrial accidents
- Gunshot wounds
Individuals with catastrophic spine injuries may never be able to work again. Even if you are less severely injured, it can still take many months of costly, intensive physical and occupational therapy before you are able to return to your job. In addition to coverage for your medical and other expenses, the Seattle spinal cord injury attorneys at Dean Standish Perkins & Associates can help you obtain compensation for your lost ability to maintain gainful employment.
Contact A Seattle Spinal Injury Attorney
To schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable and experienced spinal cord injury attorney in Seattle, contact Dean Standish Perkins & Associates today.