Spinal Cord Injuries
A staggering 11,000+ Americans sustain severe spinal cord injuries each year, causing constant pain, paralysis, and even death. Most often, spinal cord injuries are caused by direct trauma, where vertebrae are fractured or dislocated. Car accidents and slip and falls account for the highest percentage of spinal cord injuries, at 47% and 23% respectively. Many times, spinal cord injuries are the result of another person's negligence, such as careless or dangerous driving or hazardous maintenance of property. In any event, spinal cord injuries can be devastating to victims and their families, often requiring costly long-term medical care and rehabilitation, lost periods of lost employment, and a great deal of pain and suffering. In short, sadly, they are often life-altering injuries.
The Boston personal injury lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. hold all negligent parties liable for spinal cord injury victims and their families. Contact our Boston, Cambridge, or Quincy office today at 617-225-2100 for a free consultation. We know the unique challenges victims and their loved ones face and will not rest until full and fair compensation is received.Spinal Cord Injuries Are Often Life-Changing
Spinal cord injuries often have severe consequences for victims and their families. They can cause a victim to lose sensation and free movement, including paralysis to the arms and legs (quadriplegia) or lower body (paraplegia). Additionally, victims may have difficulty maintaining healthy blood pressure, diminished respiratory function, inability to control bladder and bowel function, and loss of sexual function. Additionally, many victims of spinal cord injury live in chronic pain. Sometimes, victims cannot return to work or enjoying normal daily activities. Treatment may be life-long and is exceptionally costly.Quadriplegia And Paraplegia
In the United States, there are 6,500 new victims of quadriplegia each year and 130,000 people living with the debilitating condition. Quadriplegia occurs after an injury to a cervical vertebra, resulting in the loss of feeling and function in arms and legs, amongst many other symptoms, including a diminished lifespan. An additional 4,500 people suffer paraplegia yearly, which causes a loss of feeling and function in the lower half of the body. Like quadriplegia, paraplegics must often endure chronic pain, loss of sexual function, and uncontrolled bowel and bladder movements.Car Accidents Are The Most Likely Cause, But Other Negligent Acts Result In SCIs
Car accidents are the root cause of nearly half of all spinal cord injuries in the United States. Many times, another driver's negligence causes the accident. We hold all at-fault drivers and their insurance companies liable for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering. We have decades of experience negotiating top settlements with insurance companies and will obtain you fair compensation. Other times, slip-and-falls on hazardous premises, defective products causing injury, medical malpractice, misdiagnosis, or wrong diagnosis, and other negligent acts are the cause of the injury.
The Boston personal injury attorneys at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. will aggressively pursue your claim and hold any and all liable parties accountable for their negligence that caused your spinal cord injury. We have offices in Boston, Cambridge, and Quincy and serve in courts throughout Massachusetts and Southern New England. Contact one of our Boston personal injury lawyers today for a FREE evaluation of your claim at 617-225-2100.