A spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs when a traumatic event damages the cells in the spinal cord or severs the nerve tracts that relay signals along the spinal cord. Common types of spinal cord injuries include contusion (or bruising) and compression (caused by pressure on the spinal cord). Other examples of SCI include lacerations (tearing or severing of nerve fibers) and central cord syndrome (damage to the corticospinal tracts of the cervical region). Severe spinal cord injuries can cause paralysis, loss of sensation and reflex function, including activity like breathing or bladder control. Symptoms of SCI include pain or sensitivity to stimuli, muscle spasms and sexual dysfunction, all of which may develop over time. Patients with spinal cord injuries are also susceptible to secondary medical issues, including lung infections and bed sores.
Common causes of spinal cord injuries include:
- Car or motorcycle accidents
- Diving accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Extreme twisting
- Stab or gunshot wounds
- Electric shock
- Sports injuries
Slip and fall accidents Nearly 12,000 people across the United States suffer from a spinal cord injury each year. Spinal cord injuries can alter your life forever. At Agruss Law Firm, LLC, we understand that immediately after your injury, your goal is covering medical bills, and ensuring the insurance company pays for any future treatments you will need.
Our personal injury attorneys will help you recover compensation for present and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, physical rehabilitation, lost wages, wheel chairs or any devices you require, as well as home modifications.
Agruss Law Firm, LLC represents individuals who have suffered from any type of spinal cord injury, including complete spinal cord injuries that result in total paraplegia; incomplete spinal cord injuries in which some degree of sensation or movement remains; and spinal contusions or nerve damage, which is the most common type of SCI that is usually temporary.
If you are a spinal cord injury victim whose injury was caused by the negligence, carelessness, or actions of someone else, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC, for a free consultation. We are a Chicago injury law firm representing individuals and families who have suffered spinal cord injuries as the result of a car accident, work-related accident, slip and fall injury, or any other type of accident.
Agruss Law Firm, LLC, will handle your personal injury case quickly, will advise you every step of the way, and will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Agruss Law Firm, LLC, does not get paid attorney’s fees unless we win your case.
Our no–fee promise is that simple. Therefore, you have nothing to risk when you hire us—just the opportunity to seek justice.