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Spinal cord injuries are among the most serious and life-changing injuries suffered by victims of personal injury accidents. When these accidents are caused by someone else’s negligent or reckless behavior, a victim may be entitled to monetary compensation for their accident-related losses.

If you or your loved one were diagnosed with a spinal cord injury after a personal injury accident, contact Weber & Rubano for a complimentary case review. You may be eligible to pursue a personal injury claim for your physical, mental, emotional, and financial damages.

Why Choose Weber & Rubano for a Spinal Cord Injury?

Weber & Rubano has been a part of the New Haven community for more than seventy years. Our attorneys believe in attorney-client relationships and knowing our clients’ personal legal goals.

When you choose Weber & Rubano for your spinal cord injury claim, you are:

  • Partnering with a team of more than ten attorneys and paralegals
  • Choosing a reputable firm with a track record of success
  • Retaining attorneys who are experienced in both settlement negotiations and courtroom litigation

Do not hesitate to call or contact the Weber & Rubano legal team in New Haven. We will listen to your circumstances and advise you of your best legal options.

How a Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Can Help

Spinal cord injuries can turn your life upside down. The health and mobility complications of a serious spinal cord injury are overwhelming on their own. Adding the stress of insurance company claims, medical bills, and the possibility of a legal fight only makes matters worse.

The spinal cord injury attorneys at Weber & Rubano are ready to take the burden of your legal claim off of your shoulders. Depending on your claim, this may include the following:

  • Handling any insurance company calls and correspondence
  • Contacting medical providers to notify them of a pending personal injury claim
  • Collecting accident evidence to strengthen your claim
  • Filing your necessary legal documents
  • Reviewing all of your medical records and assessing your current and future medical needs 
  • Determining an appropriate and just settlement amount to cover your current and future accident-related losses
  • Negotiating a settlement with all liable parties or their insurance companies or
  • When needed, take your case to litigation.

Allowing Weber & Rubano to handle the legal side of your personal injury accident gives you the opportunity to focus on your health and well-being. Learn more about how our spinal cord injury attorneys can help you move ahead with your life; reach out to Weber & Rubano in New Haven today.

What is the Spinal Cord?

The spinal cord is vital to the human body. The spinal cord runs through the center of the spine from the brainstem to the lower back. It contains the body’s nerve bundles and cells and transmits messages from the brain throughout the body.

According to the Cleveland Clinic, the spinal cord’s main purpose is to carry nerve signals throughout the body. 

These nerve signals do the following:

  • Control body movements and functions both voluntary and involuntary;
  • Report senses to the brain such as pressure and pain; and
  • Manage the involuntary reflexes. 

The spinal cord is essential to the nervous system and any damage may cause the body serious irreversible effects. 

What are Spinal Cord Injuries?

Serious spinal cord injuries are considered a type of catastrophic injury. A catastrophic injury is a serious long-term or lifelong injury. The most common catastrophic spinal cord injuries are paraplegia and quadriplegia. 

Other spinal cord injuries may include but are not limited to:

  • Spinal concussions
  • Spinal fractures
  • Disc injuries

Spinal cord injuries exhibit at or below the affected area of the spinal cord. Any spinal cord injury has the capacity to impact a victim throughout their lives.

Complications of Spinal Cord Injuries

There are numerous complications associated with spinal cord injuries.  In addition to the paralysis, a victim may also experience:

  • Changes in strength and sensation
  • Loss of bowel, bladder, and muscle control
  • Loss of organ function
  • Respiratory issues
  • Infections and bedsores
  • Depression and
  • Increased risk of mortality

The type of spinal cord injury and complications suffered by a victim often depends on what type of accident or condition caused their injury.

What are the Leading Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries?

According to the Mayo Clinic, the most common cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States is car and motorcycle accidents. These make up nearly half of all new spinal injuries each year.

The following car and motorcycle accidents in order of occurrence are:

  • Falls
  • Acts of violence
  • Sports and recreation injuries
  • Diseases

There are risk factors that can predispose some people to a higher risk of spinal cord injuries.  

Risk Factors That Predispose Some Spinal Cord Injuries

Some people are disproportionately affected by spinal cord injuries. The Mayo Clinic cites the following people as being at a greater risk of spinal cord injury:

  • Males
  • People between the ages of sixteen and thirty
  • People sixty-five and older
  • Alcohol users
  • Those who engage in risky behavior
  • Those suffering from certain diseases like osteoporosis

Regardless of risk factors, serious spinal cord injuries require costly, long-term treatment.

Compensation for a New Haven Spinal Cord Injury

No two personal injury accidents or spinal cord injury victims are the same nor are any two personal injury settlements or verdicts. Compensation for spinal cord injuries depends on the severity of a victim’s injuries and any prognosis for recovery along with other variables.

The American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) classifies spinal cord injuries on a scale of zero to five. Zero is the most severe injury or total paralysis and five is the least serious or minimal impairment. This rating will bear on a victim’s compensation.

The types of damages available to spinal cord injury victims may include:

  • Past and future medical costs
  • Specialist care
  • Hospitalization
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Lost wages
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Home and vehicle accommodations
  • Live-in care
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental and emotional distress
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Loss of consortium

In rare cases, punitive damages may be available from the court. Punitive damages are damages meant to punish a negligent defendant for especially egregious behavior. 

Punitive damages are to deter similar future behavior not to reward the victim. 

Contact a New Haven Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Today

If you would like to discuss any of the above damages with an experienced spinal injury attorney, schedule a complimentary consultation with Weber & Rubano. Our New Haven personal injury attorneys have decades of experience fighting for victims of spinal cord injuries and securing compensation for their losses.

At Weber & Rubano, we care about our clients and our community and make victims like you our priority. It is important to us that we reach your legal goals. Let us know how we can help you by calling our New Haven office today or contacting us here