Spinal injuries are always considered especially dangerous due to the fragility and importance of the spine. An injury to a spinal cord can reduce the amount of your bodily function in vital body parts, decrease overall range of movement, and can cause loss of feeling. Injuries of this sort typically require long periods of medical treatment to even partially rehabilitate the area. In many cases, lifelong treatment is recommended for the patient to have the highest enjoyment out of life possible. At The Clark Law Office, we understand the importance of this case to your future and we have decades of experience litigating spinal injury cases in Michigan.
An injured spine can also prevent you from working which can be especially frustrating given the high costs of medical treatment. It can seem like you have no chance to recover, but there is hope. We have the financial resources and knowledge of spinal injuries that is needed when representing spinal injury victims. We will work closely with experts when determining the best course of action of your case. Many times, life planning experts and economists need to be consulted when determining the overall financial impact of the injury in the present and into the future. We also regularly utilize vocational specialists, psychiatrists, and neuro-experts when protecting your rights and strengthening your case.
The area of the spine of where the injury took place is usually a good indicator of how serious the consequences are going to be. The actual spinal cord has many important nerves which are surrounded by small pieces of bone. The small pieces are vertebrae which help protect the nerves from any damage. You can actually break the bone and not sustain a major spine injury because the real damage comes when the nerves are compromised. If the damage occurs lower on the spine, the injury is usually less severe and typically will only affect the lower half of the body, but if the damage occurs high up on the spine, the injuries will most likely be more severe and the chances increase of the whole body being affected.
If you have suffered a spinal injury because of the negligence of another, you may be entitled to a financial award. This award can cover costs which include medical expenses, rehabilitation, wage loss, and other related expenses. Our experienced trial attorneys will help determine the amount of damage inflicted and how much you will need in the future to live as close to a normal life as possible. Get the money you deserve, call us today for a free consultation at (517) 347-6900.