Spinal Injury Lawyer
A severe spinal accident can have devastating, life-altering consequences. If you or your loved one has suffered spinal injury through someone else’s negligence, contact Malloy Law Offices, LLC at (888) 291-6445 today. Our attorneys have the knowledge, skills, and resources to effectively pursue the compensation you deserve.
Why Choose Malloy Law Offices, LLC?
- Our attorneys in Bethesda have 15 + years of experience and understand how to handle these types of cases.
- We are dedicated to helping victims receive the maximum possible compensation.
- We value relationships and forge a close partnership with our clients. We will ensure that your rights are protected, all of your questions answered, and you are informed about the status of your case.
Spinal Injury Statistics
The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) reports:
- The incidence of spinal cord wounds is approximately 54 cases per one million people in the U.S.
- Approximately 17,700 new spinal cord wound cases occur every year.
- An estimated 288,000 people are currently living in the U.S. with spinal cord injury.
- Approximately 78% of all new spinal cord wound cases are male.
- Average yearly expenses (including healthcare costs and living expenses) of a person with spinal cord wound range from $359,783 to $1,102,403 the first year and from $43,700 to $191,436 every year thereafter.
- Estimated lifetime costs for a person who suffered spinal cord injury at age 25 range from $1,634,139 to $4,891,398.
Types of Spinal Cord Injury
Depending on what part of the spinal cord is injured, paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury may be called:
- Paraplegia: Paralysis affects the legs, pelvic organs, and all or part of the trunk; or
- Tetraplegia (also known as quadriplegia): The arms, hands, trunk, pelvic organs, and legs are affected by paralysis.
The Severity of Spinal Cord Injury
The lowest normal part of the spinal cord after an injury is called the neurological level of the injury. The severity of the injury is referred to as completeness. With complete spinal cord injury, all feeling and ability to control movement are lost below the level of the injury. When the injury is incomplete, there is some remaining motor or sensory function below the level of the injury. There are varying degrees of incompleteness.
As stated by the Mayo Clinic, the most common causes of spinal cord injury in the U.S. include:
- Motor vehicle accidents: Automobile and motorcycle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord wounds, accounting for nearly half of all new cases every year.
- Slip and fall accidents: After age 65, most spinal cord wounds are caused by falls. Among all age groups, falls account for more than 15% of all spinal cord injuries.
- Acts of violence: Approximately 12% of spinal cord injuries result from violent assaults, often involving knife or gunshot wounds, which may occur on the premises of another party.
Damages That Can Be Claimed
Spinal cord wound victims are entitled to hold responsible parties accountable for their injuries. Damages you may be entitled to claim may include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished earning capacity
- Losses based on relationships with spouse, children, and others
Contact An Attorney Today
If you have suffered spinal cord wound in an accident caused by negligence, it is important to recover the maximum compensation available under the law. Call Malloy Law Offices, LLC as soon as possible to get our team of experienced lawyers on your side.