Experienced attorneys for Kentucky spinal cord injury victims
Spinal cord injuries can haunt an accident survivor for the rest of their life. At The Powell Law Firm, PLLC, we believe that spinal cord injury victims should have financial compensation that covers their accident-related costs for the rest of their life. Led by an award-winning trial attorney, we focus on holding people and entities accountable when their negligence results in catastrophic injuries.
Spinal Cord Injuries At A Glance:
- Types Of Spinal Cord Injuries
- Causes Of Spinal Cord Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injury Compensation
Types Of Spinal Cord Injuries
Our firm represents people who have suffered a variety of spinal cord injuries, ranging from "minor" injuries to full paralysis. We include quote marks around "minor" because, when it comes to something as important as your spine, every injury is serious.
Examples of spinal cord injuries include:
- Direct injuries to the spinal cord
- Paralysis, including paraplegia and quadriplegia
- Broken bones
- Broken vertebrae
- Ruptured discs
- Herniated discs
- Soft-tissue injuries
Spinal cord injury survivors are often left with chronic pain and side-effects long after the acute trauma of the injury has been healed or treated. The pain and suffering associated with chronic pain is just as important as the initial injury symptoms and related costs when determining the required amount of financial compensation.
Causes Of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can occur at home, at work and everywhere in between. However, most spinal cord injuries caused by negligence are the result of motor vehicle accidents. Car accidents, semi-truck accidents and motorcycle accidents frequently result in severe spinal cord injuries that leave innocent drivers and passengers facing a long recovery.
The sheer physics involved in motor vehicle accidents leave the human body at a severe disadvantage when compared to the steel, rubber and other materials that make up a motor vehicle. It is important to point out that some spinal cord injuries are not immediately apparent after a crash. It is possible to walk away from a crash feeling "fine" only to experience chronic pain and other symptoms later. It is crucial to get checked out by a doctor even if you feel relatively normal in the immediate aftermath of a crash.
Spinal Cord Injury Compensation
Spinal cord injuries often come with a lifetime of associated costs for medical treatment, physical therapy, vocational rehab, in-home care, home renovations, lost earnings capacity and more. You cannot afford to settle for anything less than the full compensation you deserve. We will fight to level the playing field with the insurance company and maximize your financial resources while you focus on getting better.
Get The Help You Need From A Proven Lawyer
Your choice of a lawyer can go a long way toward ensuring you have the financial resources you need to be made whole again after suffering a spinal cord injury. We will fight for your rights and focus on making sure you are not injured a second time by the insurance companies. Contact us for a free consultation. We have office locations in Louisville and Lexington.