Arizona personal injury lawyers fighting for the rights of accident victims in Phoenix, Glendale, Yuma, Tucson, and Chandler.
Spinal cord injuries are among the most severe and disabling of all injuries. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center:
- There are about 40 spinal cord injuries for every 1 million people
- There are approximately 12,000 new cases each year
- There are an estimated 270,000 â€“ 327,000 spinal cord victims
- Most spinal cord injury victims are between 16 and 30
- The average spinal cord victim age since 2005 is 41 years old
- 80.6% of all spinal cord injuries occur among males
- Lifetime costs for spinal cord injury patients range from $1,500,000 to $4,543,182
- The first year of treatment is typically the most expensive, ranging from $334,000 to more than $1 million
If you or someone you love experienced a spinal cord injury that was fully or partially caused by the negligent, intentional and/or reckless conduct of another, you may be entitled to seek monetary damages. At Wattel & York, our Phoenix personal injury attorneys believe that every individual deserves quality legal representation and that injured persons should be compensated for the negligent, harmful actions of others. We have successfully settled or tried more than 13,000 cases and we can help you with your case as well.
Causes ofÂ Spinal Cord Injuries
According to the Mayo Clinic, â€śspinal cord injuries result from damage to the vertebrae, ligaments or disks of the spinal column or to the spinal cord itself.â€ť
The trauma to the spinal cord may stem from:
- Sudden, traumatic blow to the spine
- Fractured vertebrae
- Dislocated vertebrae
- Crushed vertebrae
- Compresses vertebrae
- Gunshot or knife wound that penetrates and cuts the spinal cord
- Additional damage is caused by swelling, bleeding inflammation, fluid accumulation in and around spinal cord
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip and falls
- Acts of violence
- Sports and recreational injuries
If you sustained aÂ spinal cord injury that was caused by anotherâ€™s negligent or willful conduct in the state of Arizona, you may seek compensation in a personal injury lawsuit.
You may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income
- Property damage
Who is liable for your injury?
Were you hurt on someone else’s property? If so, the owner or manager of the property could be liable for your accident and any subsequent injuries if proper safety and security measure were not put into place. Were you the victim of a violent assault? Not only your attacker, but any premises owner who failed to provide adequate security or other legally required deterrents to criminal activity (such as proper lighting at night or camera surveillance), could be held liable for the total cost to you of yourÂ injuries, including medical expenses, lost income from time away from work, as well as diminished quality of life.
The Phoenix construction accident lawyers at Wattel & York have secured substantial compensation for workers who suffered spinal cord or brain injuries on a construction site, either resulting from a fall, a crane malfunction, a mishap involving heavy machinery or equipment, or any other accident that would not have occurred were it not for the negligent misconduct of another party.
Serious motor vehicle accidents are one of the main causes of debilitating spinal cord damage, and victims owe it to themselves and their families to work with spinal cord injury attorneys in the Phoenix & Chandler area who will aggressively pursue maximum compensation either via settlement negotiations or in a court of law if your case comes to trial. If a drunk, distracted, or otherwise negligent driver has in a single moment’s terrible decision irreversibly changed the course of your life, he or she ought to be held accountable for the damage they have caused.
In the wake of a severe spinal cord injury, the last thing on your mind is taking on the complex burden of litigation. That’s where the Phoenix, AZ spinal cord injury attorneys at Wattel & York come in. We take full control of the lawsuit so that you can focus 100% on recovery and rehabilitation. The law is on your side, but to take full advantage of your legal rights you need to work with tenacious attorneys who can go head to head with the other side’s legal counsel, who will try every trick in the book to get their client off the hook.
Speak free-of-chargeÂ with a Phoenix Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Wattel & York Arizona injury lawyers offer a complimentary case evaluation to discuss your case and to help you understand your legal options soÂ you can choose how to proceed. If we accept your case there will be no upfront legal fees or costs; our earnings are derived from the case settlement or court award.
Wattel & York serves clients in Phoenix, East Valley, Tucson, Yuma, Glendale and Chandler, AZ. To schedule your complimentary case evaluation, contact Wattel & York at 877-333-0545 or complete the form on the website.