Arizona Spinal Cord and Neck Injury Attorneys
If you have a spinal cord or neck injury, we first want to say how sorry we are. It is difficult to have to deal with having an injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence. We want to make sure you are going to be taken care of and you have the best shot at getting the most compensation possible. We will hold the liable party’s insurance company responsible for your damages.
Unfortunately, every year in this country, thousands of people are hurt in an accident that leaves them with a spinal cord injury. These accidents are serious and many people are left permanently paralyzed after their accident and unfortunately these accidents are sometimes fatal.
Statistically speaking, most victims of these spinal cord and neck injuries involve young, healthy, men and it is extremely common for these accidents to require emergency medical attention and surgery. At Swenson and Shelley, we want to make sure you feel supported during this time. We will fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Once you read up about your case, please do not hesitate to give us a call and set up your free consultation today.
Causes and Types of Spinal Cord and Neck Injury
Spinal cord and neck injuries, as you most likely already know, can be extremely serious. We represent victims of even the worst accidents. The most common causes of spinal cord and neck injuries include:
- Auto accidents
- Construction accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and falls
These spinal cord injuries are categorized in one of two classifications. There is a complete spinal cord injury and there is an incomplete spinal cord injury. Depending on what you have, the damages can be quite different.
With a complete spinal cord injury, that means your entire spine is totally injured. It affects more than one section. It is, as it is named, a complete injury of the entire spinal cord. What it does is leaves the person without muscle control or sensation that is below the section of the spine where the injury starts.
An incomplete spinal cord injury does not affect the whole part of the spine. You may have the ability to function normally in areas where the spine has been injured. You will have sensation below the part of the injury and it can leave you with partial sensation. There are still huge limitations that people will have to live with when they experience incomplete spinal cord injuries. These injuries greatly vary and everyone is different.
It is possible to break your neck or your back and not have any spinal cord damage. Even if the bones have been broken or fractured, you may not have a spinal cord injury. You could have that injury without the paralysis if the spinal cord itself is left unaffected.
Immediately after your accident, if you are not taken away on an ambulance, your top priority is going to be having these injuries tended to. Your health is more important than anything else in the moments after your accident. Do not try to leave the scene if you suspect that your neck, back, or head is injured. If you have sustained a spinal cord injury, it is likely you won’t have any choice but to be taken away on an ambulance as you may or may not have consciousness following the accident.
Avoiding Case-Ruining Mistakes
In the state of Arizona, you have two years from the date of your accident to bring a claim or settle it in civil court. If you wait longer than these two years, you will be completely barred from receiving compensation altogether. It is never suggested that you wait. The longer you wait, the less your witnesses might remember about the incident and your evidence might start to disappear. You will want to hire an attorney as soon as possible.
Another thing to keep in mind is that, when the insurance company for the liable party calls you, you should never give them a statement even if they claim to be helpful. There is so much you could say wrong that they could use against you. When they call you, it is best to just tell them that any questions they have can be directed to your attorney.
Contact Our Arizona Spinal Cord and Neck Injury Attorneys Today
If you are looking for an experienced Arizona attorney, please do not hesitate to call our office today to get a free consultation. We want you to feel like the priority that you are. We urge you to contact us so that you have the best chance at getting the fullest and fairest amount of compensation possible. We will use our years of experience to fight back against the insurance company’s bullying tactics and get you the compensation that you deserve.