Spinal Cord Injuries

Few injuries are as serious and life-altering as spinal cord injuries, which typically leave victims paralyzed and unable to live life in the manner they did prior to their accident. Regardless of cause, serious trauma to the spine invariably results in extensive injury and recovery time, and all too often the injuries can cause paralysis or even death. If you or a loved one has suffered spinal cord injuries in Utah caused by someone else’s negligence, you may need the help of a skilled spinal cord injury attorney.

Utah Spinal Cord Victims Result of Trauma

Spinal cord injuries are a result of trauma. The most common types of spinal cord injury are contusion and compression of the cord. Contusion is essentially a bruise of the spinal cord. Compression of the spinal cord is caused by pressure upon it. Other types of spinal cord injuries include lacerations, which is the severing of some of the spinal cord fibers or the central cord syndrome, doing damage to a specific region of the spinal cord.

Spinal cord injury is defined as any damage to the spinal cord that results in loss of function or mobility. Such injuries are most often caused by trauma and can result in permanent or temporary loss of sensation, paralysis, or loss of control of bodily functions. Auto accidents, sports accidents and falls cause many spinal cord injuries. However, violence such as gunshot wounds are a growing cause of these serious injuries as well. For more information or support, please visit the National Spinal Cord Injury Association.

An Experienced Attorney Can Assist with Medical Bills

Attorneys Kenneth L. Christensen and D. Russell Hymas know the laws relating to Utah personal injury, particularly spinal cord injuries. While we can’t undo the harm that has been done, we can provide your family with a sense of security and comfort by obtaining compensation for your loss. Know that you can receive means with which to help cover the costs of current and future medical bills relating to the injury. Compensation may also be sought for pain and suffering, disability, loss of earning capacity, and more.

At Christensen & Hymas, we have extensive experience representing victims of spinal cord injury. Being involved in a spinal cord injury can be serious and traumatic, and the financial burdens involved are very real. A Utah personal injury attorney will negotiate with the insurance companies for you and recover compensation for you. If you or a loved one has suffered such an injury, call us at 801-506-0800 (Main number), 801-224-2999 (Utah County) or 801-294-9500 (Davis County) to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal rights.

Further reading: Types of Spinal Cord Injuries, Disk Herniation, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) FAQs, Spinal Cord Injury Resources, Spinal Cord Injury Statistics