Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Spinal cord injuries can occur when the cord is compressed or crushed through trauma. These injuries can be devastating and the costs associated with rehabilitation can be staggering. These injuries take a heavy toll on the emotional health of the patient as well as his or her family. Personal injury attorney Ed Meade understands the emotional and economic impact spinal cord injuries have on innocent victims and their families.
Classification of Spinal Cord Injury
In some cases, there is no sensation or voluntary movement below the location of the injury. These injuries are classified as “complete”. In other cases, the victim experiences some residual function below the location of the injury. These injuries are classified as “incomplete”. Paraplegics have sustained spinal cord injuries in the thoracic, lumbar, or sacral segments of the spine, while quadriplegics have sustained spinal cord injuries in the cervical area. Spinal cord injuries are devastating and in many cases completely debilitating.
When you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, you need an experienced personal injury attorney who can work with your doctors and rehabilitation team in order to fully understand the extent and scope of the physical and emotional injuries. Ed Meade has significant experience handling spinal cord injury cases and is especially well-qualified to educate and persuade insurance companies with respect to the nature of spinal cord injuries and the costs associated with future medical treatment. He will make sure the insurance company knows the full extent of the injuries and disability.
If you or a loved one has sustained a spinal cord injury, you need a personal injury lawyer who has the experience and resources to hire experts who can help prove the full extent of the injuries. Life care planners may be needed to outline the costs of future medical services. A life care planner will consider the costs of home health care or even assisted living facilities if necessary. The life care planner will also take into consideration the cost of medical equipment such as wheelchairs, hoists, ramps, walkers, and medical beds. If a client is unable to return to work or is required to change occupations, a vocational rehabilitation expert may be needed in order to assist in employment related matters. An economist may also be required in order to prove the full extent of future lost wages and lessening of earning capacity. A clinical psychiatrist or psychologist is sometimes needed in order to describe the psychological impact the spinal cord injury has had on the client and to explain how the injury has affected his or her family.
Accident attorney Ed Meade at The Meade Law Firm has the experience, medical knowledge, and legal ability to represent individuals who have suffered severe spinal cord injuries. Please call today in order to schedule a free personal injury case evaluation. We want to help. (804) 377-2273.