Spinal Cord Injury Overview
Spinal Cord Injury is damage to the spinal cord that results in a loss of function such as mobility or feeling. Frequent causes of damage are trauma (car accidents, gunshots, falls, etc.) or disease (polio, spinal bifida, Friedreich’s Ataxia, etc.). The spinal cord does not have to be severed in order for a loss of functioning to occur. In fact, for most people with Spinal Cord Injuries, the spinal cord is intact, but the damage to it results in loss of functioning. Almost 11,000 people in the U.S. sustain a traumatic spinal cord injury each year, resulting in temporary or permanent sensory deficit, motor deficit, or bowel or bladder dysfunction. In this country, more than 250,000 people live with paralysis caused by Spinal Cord Injuries. More than half the people who sustain a Spinal Cord Injury are between 16 and 30 years old. More males than females sustain this type of injury — the ratio is almost four to one. The most common cause of Spinal Cord Injuries is motor vehicle crashes, accounting for at least 46 percent of these injuries. Falls are the second most common cause of Spinal Cord Injuries, and they are the leading cause of Spinal Cord Injuries among people over 65 years old. Violence related Spinal Cord Injuries have been decreasing over the past few years, and since 2000 violence is associated with 14 percent of Spinal Cord Injury cases.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of negligence, a defective or dangerous product or medical malpractice resulting in a serious spinal cord injury, please contact the Eshelman Legal Group immediately for a free consultation. Once we determine that you have a case, we will work diligently to get you the highest level of compensation we possibly can.
We understand the devastation spinal cord injuries can bring to an individual’s life. The endless pain and suffering, loss of income, life time medical bills and cost of assistive devices and modifications to the home. And, that doesn’t even include the emotional toll an injury of this severity takes not only on the victim, but on their family as well. Let our dedicated, professional staff give you the compassionate and aggressive representation you need and deserve.
The attorneys at the Eshelman Legal Group understand that no matter how cautious you are, others may not be so careful, and accidents do happen. So we hope you don’t need to, but if you are in a situation where you need the advice of an personal injury attorney, the Eshelman Legal Group is here to help you. For over 40 years we have been assisting accident victims, and we are here to assist you too... because “We’ll make things right.”
Ask yourself this question… who does the adjuster work for? The adjuster works for the insurance company, they do not work for you.