An injury to your spinal cord can take place anywhere: at work, in your car, when you are on the premises of someone else and slip and fall. You may remember the exact moment that the injury happened, because for many, perhaps most sufferers of such injuries the event will change their lives.
Aside from their often permanent effects, another characteristic of spinal cord injuries is the extensive and long-term treatment that they require. There are the medical expenses directly connected with the hospitalization and possibly one or more surgeries that may be necessary, and then there are the costs connected with having to learn a new way of living with less mobility than you had before. Surgeons, neurosurgeons, their nurses and other medical staff, physical and occupational therapists, vocational and mental health counselors, all of these people and more can become an integral part of your path to recovery and adaptation.
And they all cost money. Even assuming that you have health insurance, the costs of such specialized care over a period of years can itself be a transformative event in your life.
At Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook we know that as attorneys we cannot turn back the clock and make you whole physically again after a spinal cord injury. But what we can do -- what we have done for many of our clients -- is to make the adjustment to living with the effects easier to bear by seeking the maximum compensation possible if the injury was the result of negligence on the part of another.
You or your loved one who has incurred a spinal cord injury will have enough to cope with in coming to grips with the effects of that injury. Dealing with insurance companies and other attorneys who represent them is something that we can take off of your shoulders so that you can focus on what is most important to you. Whether it be settlement negotiations, binding arbitration or litigation, our focus is on seeing that the recompense you deserve is met to the fullest extent possible.
We encourage you to visit our spinal cord injuries webpage to learn more about how we can assist you.