How Do I Get Compensation for a Spinal Injury in Las Vegas?
- Medical bills,
- Lost wages,
- Lost earning capacity,
- Physical or occupational rehabilitation,
- Long- or short-term care,
- Loss of enjoyment of life,
- Pain and suffering, and/or
- Other losses.
But while you might think the person or entity that injured you will do the right thing, that isn't always the case. Insurance company adjusters are trained to find ways to deny your claim. They often prey on your immediate need for money for your medical bills to make you go away for far less than your claim is worth.
Our caring Las Vegas personal injury lawyers know all of the tricks insurance companies use to avoid their responsibilities. We won't let them do it.
For a free consultation to find out how you can fight back, call our experienced Nevada personal injury attorneys at 702-DEFENSE (702-333-3673).
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
Injuries to the spinal cord—protected by the vertebral column—vary significantly in severity. In some situations the spinal cord is severed completely or damaged severely, completely cutting off sensation to nerves below that level of the body. Spinal cord injuries are typically more severe the higher on the spinal cord they occur...
A severe spinal cord injury to one of the very highest vertebrae is very likely to be fatal. Quadriplegia can result lower on the cervical spine (neck). Still lower on the back, injuries affecting the thoracic and lumbar spine can result in paraplegia. Injuries to the lowest parts of the spine—the sacrum and coccyx—affect bowel and bladder control as well as sexual function.
Loss of Income
Many spinal cord injuries require months or years of rehabilitation. Others create permanent disabilities. When this happens, loss of income is likely. If your spinal injury was caused by someone else's negligence, Nevada law may entitle you to compensation for your lost income. And you might recover lost income for the rest of your life in the case of a permanent disability.
After being injured in an accident, you have only a limited amount of time to contact a Las Vegas attorney before the statute of limitations runs out. It is best to talk to attorneys in Clark County as soon as you can after you have been hurt.
Continuing Medical Care
Another major cost for most spinal cord injury victims is continuing medical care. Over the course of a lifetime, medical care for spine injury victims can reach into the millions of dollars. Many victims require multiple surgeries and expensive prescription medications that lead to mounting costs. The lawyers at Las Vegas Defense Group, L.L.C., can help spinal injury victims recover funds to maintain excellent care for a lifetime.
A major concern is fertility for some victims of spinal cord injuries. Injuries in the lowest parts of the spine can impact fertility even without causing paralysis of any limbs. New technologies allow many people with spinal cord injuries to successfully conceive children. In some situations, your Clark County attorney may be able to help you recover the costs of these fertility treatments as part of your compensation. The Las Vegas lawyers at 702-DEFENSE (702-333-3673) are ready to fight for your rights in this area.
Stem cells and other types of experimental treatments are taking place every day to help the victims of spinal injuries. You should talk to a Clark County attorney if you believe that your spinal injury may be successfully treated with one of these therapies. If you win a judgment against the person or company who caused your accident, you may be able to receive compensation for some types of cutting-edge therapy.
Did you suffer a spinal cord injury in Las Vegas? Call us for help...
If you or someone you care about suffered a spinal injury due to an accident or a defective product in Nevada, we invite you contact our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys for a free consultation.
One of our experienced Nevada accident or product liability lawyers will go over the facts of your case and help you explore your legal options.
To schedule your free consultation, call us at 702-DEFENSE (702-333-3673) or fill out the form on this page.
Don't suffer a minute longer. Contact us today for a free, no obligation appointment—you will be glad you did.