At the Caruso Law Offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico, we provide personal injury legal services for accident victims who have suffered injuries as a result of accidents caused by someone else’s negligence. Spinal cord injuries can occur in these accidents, meaning the victim will most likely need professional care for the rest of their life. Anybody who has suffered from a spinal injury deserves the utmost sympathy and dedicated personal injury attorney to fight for the very best compensation package.
If your spine has been injured in an accident, contact our firm at the earliest opportunity. If you cannot get to our office in downtown Albuquerque, we can arrange to visit you in a hospital or at your own home. Our firm will discuss the details of your accident confidentially and at no cost to you. We will give you an honest opinion of your chances of making a successful personal injury claim against the person who caused your injuries.
Spinal injuries are common in the following accidents:
- Car accidents or collisions with another vehicle, like a truck or a bus
- Motorcycle accidents – a motorcyclist is always most likely to suffer the worst injuries when hit by another vehicle
- Slip and fall accidents – these can happen because of loose carpeting or poorly maintained flooring
The spine is such an important part of the body because it serves as a route for messages from the brain to the rest of the body and vice versa. Despite the good protection that the vertebrae in the backbone provide in normal circumstances, damage to the sensitive bundle of nerve fibers within the core of the backbone can easily happen in an accident.
Not all spinal injuries leave permanent damage. Partially damaged spinal cords can cause a lot of pain, but may eventually recover most of their function. Anybody with these sorts of injuries is still likely to spend some time in hospital and go through a rehabilitation period afterwards with physical therapy.
Serious spinal cord damage can mean paralysis of some or all of the voluntary muscles below the neck. Spinal cord damage can also mean problems with breathing as well as bladder and bowel control.
Spine Injuries lead to Expensive Medical Care
Spine injuries can be horrendously expensive for the accident victim. There are immediate losses caused by being away from work as well as unexpected medical bills. Unfortunately, the costs of long term or lifetime care are potentially enormous. Anybody in this situation needs to ensure they urgently get an accident attorney to pursue a substantial and all-encompassing compensation package.
It is bad enough when an accident has happened at home and there is nobody else to blame except oneself or one slipped over on an icy doorway or pathway. When the accident happens due to somebody else’s negligence then you have a legal right to make acclaim for damages against that person.
Liability for the Accident and the Spine Injuries must be Clearly Established
To be able to make a personal injury claim here in New Mexico, liability must be proven and there must be a clear link established between what a person has done and the injuries that you have suffered. The person responsible for an injury might also, of course, be a company, a government agency or institution or even your employer.
Proving liability for somebody’s spinal cord injuries is not always easy because it depends on the amount of evidence available that clearly points at a third party responsible for the accident. In the case of most accidents, eye witness accounts, photographic evidence and other details that can be collected at an accident scene are important.
The insurance company or companies representing the person who has been accused of causing your accident will try their hardest not to pay out a cent, or at least will attempt to minimize the liability of their client. They may even make a direct approach to you and offer a ridiculously low compensation package in the hope that you give up on a claim for damages. These sorts of offers are likely to be paltry when it comes to your real needs.