Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs when a traumatic event results in damage to the spinal cord. The most common types include bruising of the spinal cord and pressure on the spinal cord. Sometimes, the nerves are torn or severed which causes paralysis. In severe cases, breathing and bowel and bladder control are affected. SCI patients are also prone to develop secondary medical problems, such as bladder infections, lung infections and bed sores.
Motor vehicle accidents are at the top of the list, causing almost half of all spinal cord injuries. The leading causes are: work place accidents, diving accidents, electric shock, extreme twisting of the trunk, sports injuries and SUV rollovers.
If the victim receives a spinal cord injury at the neck level, the person will suffer from quadriplegia and will lose certain bodily functions. These type injuries can be devastating to the victim and the family of the victim, emotionally, physically and financially. Many people who suffer from spinal cord injuries require medical treatment for the rest of their lives and sometimes 24 hour nursing care. It is not uncommon to incur over $10,000,000 of future medical treatment for these types of cases.
In Mississippi, the law imposes a statute of limitations which sets a maximum amount of time that legal proceedings can occur after the day of the accident. Each year at our law office, people call me to ask me for help that have legitimate cases only to find that their statute of limitations has run out. It is one of the most difficult things for me to tell them that I cannot help them because they waited too long to talk with us. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident and is suffering from a spinal cord injury, please call the Law Offices of Paul Snow immediately. I have over 34 years of experience in these types of cases and know the challenges and obstacles that you will face. Please don't give up hope, today is a new day.
Spinal cord injuries can be severe and life altering. Our firm understands that your immediate goals after going through such trauma are to get your medical bills paid, make sure you do not suffer financially through any lost wages, and make sure your insurance company will pay for future treatment relating to your injuries. Our experienced attorneys will discuss your situation and go over the options available to you, as well as work with insurance companies and other parties involved in your case to make sure all your needs are handled quickly and appropriately.
Paul Snow is a member of the National Brain Injury Association and the Mississippi Brain Injury Association.
Paul Snow has obtained a $16,500,000 structured settlement for a spinal injury patient who was injured in a truck accident on Interstate 220 in Jackson, Mississippi.
If you would like to discuss your legal options, contact us online or call us at 601-969-1977 or 1-800-640-4478 to set up a FREE consultation.
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