Spinal Cord Injury Attorney in St. Louis
Our Law Firm Takes Serious Injury Claims
A spinal cord injury occurs when the nerve tissue that makes up the spinal
cord, the part of the body responsible for transmitting messages to and
from the brain and the rest of the body, are damaged in some way. They
may be stretched, compressed, or partially or completely severed, causing
an interruption in the victim's ability to feel pain, heat, pleasure,
etc. and control motor functions. This is a
catastrophic injury, as it may result in partial or total paralysis or even death.
If you or a loved one suffered a severe spinal cord injury in an accident
or another incident that could be linked to another person's negligence
or wrongdoing, a St. Louis personal injury lawyer at Meyerkord & Meyerkord
can offer helpful information and guidance to assist you in holding the
responsible party accountable. We work to seek complete financial compensation
for medical expenses, continued treatment, physical therapy, lost wages
and more so that you are not forced to shoulder the economic burden of
injuries you have suffered through no fault of your own.
How do spinal cord injuries happen?
The leading causes of spinal cord injuries include
falls, sporting injuries and assaults. In these events, the spine itself may
suffer direct trauma or the body may be twisted or turned in such a way
that the spine moves in an unnatural way. The spinal cord may then become
damaged, potentially leading to paralysis injuries such as paraplegia
Acting quickly and discussing your legal rights and options with a personal
injury attorney is an important step to take if you or someone you know
has suffered a spinal cord injury. If this injury was caused by another
person's carelessness, recklessness or even intentional wrongdoing,
you may have the right to seek justice with a personal injury claim. A
lawyer can discuss your options in this regard to help you take the best
course of action to financial recovery.