Fargo Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Seek Compensation for Your Spinal Cord Injury in North Dakota
Individuals in North Dakota who are injured due to the negligence of another party are entitled to seek compensation for their injuries. When that injury is a spinal cord injury, that compensation may include your current and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. You may be entitled to significant compensation, and our team at the Ruth Law Firm may be able to help you recover the maximum compensation available to you.
Call (888) 288-4756 to speak with a Fargo spinal cord injury lawyer.
What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?
A spinal cord injury occurs when damage is done to the spinal column, the bundle of nerves that extends from the brain down to the lower body. When the spinal cord is damaged, it can cause a variety of symptoms, including paralysis and severe pain.
Depending on where the damage is located, there are different types of spinal cord injuries. The most common type of spinal cord injury is a "cervical" injury, which occurs in the neck area. A "cervical" injury can result in paralysis of the arms and/or legs.
Other types of spinal cord injuries include "dorsal" or "lumbar" injuries, which occur in the mid-back or lower back area of the spine, respectively. A "cauda equina" injury occurs when there is damage to the bundle of nerves at the end of the spinal cord.
Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury
A spinal cord injury may cause a variety of symptoms, including pain, numbness, tingling, muscle weakness or paralysis. You may be unable to move or feel certain parts of your body.
If you experience any of the following symptoms after an accident, you may have suffered a spinal cord injury:
- Weakness or numbness in the arms or legs
- Loss of control over the bowels or bladder
- Weakness or paralysis in the lower body
- Loss of feeling in the lower body
- Paralysis in the lower body
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty walking
- Loss of control over the muscles in the lower body
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, the symptoms may not become apparent until days or weeks after the accident. You may experience pain or numbness in the area of the spine that has been injured.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
There are many ways that a person can suffer a spinal cord injury. The most common cause of a spinal cord injury is an automobile accident.
Other causes of spinal cord injuries include:
- Falls from a height
- Violence and assaults
- Diving into shallow water
- Sports injuries
- Defective products
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Our team at the Ruth Law Firm can help you seek the compensation you deserve for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Seeking Compensation for Your Spinal Cord Injury
When you suffer a spinal cord injury, you may need to undergo extensive medical treatment. Such treatments may include multiple surgeries as well as physical therapy and other treatments. You may be confined to a wheelchair or have to use other mobility devices.
Depending on the severity of your spinal cord injury, you may be unable to work and may require additional care. You may need to hire a caregiver to help you with daily tasks and other needs.
This is why you may need to seek compensation for your spinal cord injury. Your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages may be covered by the at-fault party or their insurance company.
In order to be eligible to receive compensation for your spinal cord injury, you must prove that you suffered an injury and damages as a result of your accident. Our Fargo spinal cord injury lawyer can help you prove your injuries and damages and can seek compensation for your current and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Contact a Fargo Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Our team at the Ruth Law Firm can help you seek the compensation you need.
Call (888) 288-4756 or contact us online to speak with a Fargo spinal cord injury lawyer today.