Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in Hartford
Have you suffered from a spinal cord injury?
If you have been the victim of the negligence of another individual, whether in an auto accident,
slip & fall accident, or
construction accident, one of the possible results in a spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injury is defined as any trauma to the spinal cord. This could either be from an injury of the spinal cord itself, or indirectly when the spine or back is injured. Even if the force or blow is relatively minor, it could still damage the spinal cord, especially if the back was already weakened by another preexisting condition. The spinal cord could suffer from a laceration if bone fragments penetrate the spine or if it is directly cut of another object such as in a car accident. Also, car accidents or a fall could lead to wrenching or compressing of the back, neck, or head. This trauma could lead to problems with the spinal cord.
Child and older people are among the worst affected victims as their backs and spines are either just developing or weakened with age and arthritis. However, the most commonly affected group is men between the ages of 15 and 35. This could occur from high-risk activities or from workplace injuries. If are unsure of whether or not you are suffering from a spinal cord injury, there are some symptoms that may point to this type of injury. Depending on which area of the spinal cord was injured, the symptoms will vary. In the neck and thoracic area, it can lead to difficulty breathing as the muscles are somewhat paralyzed. Numbness, pain, sensory changes, and weakness are some other warning signs to be aware of. If the lower back was injured, spasticity, weakness, paralysis, and sensory changes may result.
Contact a Hartford Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one have suffered from a spinal cord injury, you will probably need financial assistance in regards to paying for medical bills. Not only will you need immediate help for the injury, but you may need ongoing treatment throughout the rest of your life. Some cases are so serious that victims need lifelong care, such as in cases of paralysis. A Hartford personal injury lawyer from our team could stand up for your rights so that you can get the help you need. Our goal is to secure you the maximum settlement or verdict so that you have the necessary funds to cover medical treatment, lost wages, and care. With over 40 years of combined experience, we have seen every type of case and know how to fight for you. You can rely on our firm to do everything possible to protect your rights and best interests.
Contact a Hartford personal injury attorney from Cicchiello & Cicchiello, LLP today for a free consultation!