Dayton Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are almost always serious, causing immense pain and lasting hardship. If someone else’s negligence led to your spinal cord injury, you may find yourself paying for unexpected medical costs, lost wages, and mobility equipment, along with coping with the emotional repercussions of the accident.
If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury due to negligence, contact Elk & Elk today. Our attorneys have the resources, experience, and track record necessary to craft a compelling case on your behalf.
Why Choose Elk & Elk?
- Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience in all areas of personal injury law, including spinal cord injury cases.
- Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis for maximum affordability. If you do not receive a settlement, you do not have to pay any legal fees.
- Our attorneys value open and honest communication throughout every step of your case. You will always stay informed of any updates and developments.
What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?
A spinal cord injury is any type of injury that occurs to the spinal cord, caused by some type of trauma. These types of injuries are common in the United States, leading to thousands of injuries and deaths every single year.
The impact of a spinal cord injury can range from numbness in the arms and legs to complete and total paralysis. If you are a victim of a spinal cord injury, you could find yourself losing out on thousands of dollars in wages and paying for high medical and rehabilitative costs. However, if someone else’s negligence led to your injuries, you can file a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim to obtain compensation for these damages.
Spinal Cord Injury Statistics
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), many Americans suffer from spinal cord injuries every year. In fact, approximately 285,000 Americans suffered from these injuries during 2017. The NSCISC provides the following statistics about spinal cord injuries in 2017.
- The approximate annual rate of new spinal cord injury cases is about 17,500 new cases per year.
- Men account for 81% of new spinal cord injury cases.
- The leading cause of spinal cord injury in the United States is motor vehicle crashes, comprising 38.4% of spinal cord injuries since 2010.
- The second leading cause of spinal cord injuries since 2010 is falls at 30.5%.
- The next leading causes of spinal cord injury since 2010 include acts of violence at 13.5%, sports injuries at 8.9%, and medical and surgical errors at 4.7%.
Filing a Spinal Cord Injury Claim in Ohio
Depending on the cause of your spinal cord injury, you have several options for receiving compensation for your losses. For example, you can file a personal injury lawsuit in Ohio civil court, you can file an insurance claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company, or you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the healthcare professional responsible for your injuries. Speaking to an Elk & Elk attorney can help you understand your legal options.
In order to receive compensatory damages, you will need to prove that someone else’s negligence or recklessness led to your spinal cord injury. You and your attorney will need to satisfy the following elements to prove your claim.
- The negligent party owed you a duty of care at the time of the accident.
- The negligent party breached his or her duty of care to you.
- You suffered your spinal cord injury as a result of this breach of duty of care.
- You can claim compensatory damages related to your spinal cord injury through your lawsuit.
Reach Out to an Experienced Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
If you are suffering from a spinal cord injury in Dayton, Ohio, you can claim compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Elk & Elk can help you with your lawsuit. Contact us today to discuss your legal options with one of our spinal cord injury attorneys.