Olympia Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

Have you suffered in a spinal cord injury because someone else was careless? If so, we urge you to reach out to an Olympia spinal cord injury lawyer.

One of the lawyers from our team can meet with you at no cost to hear what happened and discuss your legal options. It’s possible you could be eligible to receive compensation for your missed wages, medical bills, pain, and suffering.

Impacts of Spinal Cord Injuries

A spinal cord injury is serious and can impact your life physically, mentally, and socially. Unfortunately, these impacts may be permanent.

The Mayo Clinic notes that spinal cord injury symptoms include:

  • Loss of strength
  • Loss of sensation below the injury site
  • Exaggerated spasms or reflex activities
  • Inability to control bladder or bowels
  • Changes in sexual function
  • Pain
  • Difficulty breathing, and/or coughing

Remember, only a doctor is qualified to evaluate your injuries and make a diagnosis. If you suspect that you could have a spinal cord injury, it’s essential you seek medical care as soon as possible.

Types of Events that Cause Spinal Cord Injuries

The four most common causes of spinal cord injuries in the United States include:

  • Car accidentsThis is the leading cause of all spinal cord injuries in the United States.
  • FallsFalls account for about a third of all spinal cord injuries. Persons over the age of 65 are particularly vulnerable.
  • Physical assault. Gunshot and knife wounds can cause spinal cord injuries.
  • Sporting accidents. Athletic activities, such as swimming or diving, account for about 10% of spinal cord injuries.

To be clear, there are many opportunities for spinal cord injuries to occur where there is no at-fault party. Accidents can happen. However, if your injury was the direct result of someone else’s carelessness, you need to speak with a personal injury lawyer.

Helping Victims Seek Justice

If you have reason to believe someone is responsible for your spinal cord injury, you may be eligible to file a claim.

In the State of Washington, personal injury victims can pursue compensation for economic and non-economic damages. Think of economic damages as the expenses you can assign dollars to such as missed wages, doctor bills, and prescription costs. On the other hand, non-economic damages include pain and suffering. A qualified lawyer can help you determine the total impact of your injury and fight for a fair settlement on your behalf.

Schedule a Meeting with One of our Lawyers

The first step to seeking justice is to call an Olympia spinal cord injury lawyer. Not only does our team offer free case evaluations, but we also work on a contingency basis. This means that you only pay us if we’re able to win you a settlement.

If you’re unable to meet us at the office, we can arrange to have an attorney meet with you at your home or hospital.

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