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Las Vegas Spine Injury AttorneysLas Vegas is known for its casinos, shows, and other tourist attractions. Unfortunately, however, with this opportunity for fun also comes the opportunity for injury. One of the most serious injuries that someone can suffer is a spinal cord injury. If you’ve sustained such an injury, you may face overwhelming medical bills and other expenses.

Fortunately, if you sustained a spinal cord injury in Las Vegas, you likely have legal recourse. Contact an experienced attorney today to determine your eligibility to seek compensation.

Call Us if You Sustained a Spinal Cord Injury in Las Vegas?

Spinal cord injuries occur for lots of different reasons. In Las Vegas, our lively surroundings may increase someone’s risk of spinal cord injury. If you’ve experienced a spinal cord injury in Las Vegas, contact a qualified legal professional at Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC, who has your best interests at heart.

That’s where our team comes in. At Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC, we rely on our extensive legal experience to help us fight for our clients’ rights. We can help you pursue damages to help account for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. Reach out to us today to find out more about our services and to speak to a qualified attorney about your case.

Negligence Causes Spinal Cord Injuries

Negligence can and does lead to millions of injuries every year. Spinal cord injuries are just one example. As many as half a million Spinal cord injuries take place around the globe every year.

The good news is that Nevada law allows people to pursue justice when someone else’s negligence or recklessness causes harm or loss. If you wish to prove another party’s negligence and obtain compensation for your losses, the law requires that you prove all of the following:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care to act reasonably and avoid engaging in activities likely to result in injury.
  • The defendant breached this duty by acting unreasonably.
  • The defendant’s breach caused your accident.
  • You suffered an injury and damages due to the accident.

What Can You Recover After a Las Vegas Spinal Cord Injury?

Many of our clients initially approach us with questions about what justice looks like following a spinal cord injury. Most people consider collecting financial damages to be a key element of pursuing justice after their accidents.

After a spinal cord injury, you may recover damages to account for:

  • Medical expenses: Including past, present, and future medical expenses associated with the injury and/or accident
  • Pain and suffering: When an injury causes physical pain
  • Mental anguish: When injuries cause mental distress and unhappiness
  • Lost wages: For time and wages missed due to the spinal cord injury
  • Diminished earning capacity: If the spinal cord injury permanently altered your ability to earn money

What Are the Signs of a Spinal Cord Injury?

Spinal cord injuries can cause many different symptoms. Because every spinal cord injury is unique, it’s impossible to predict how someone might be specifically impacted. Symptoms may range from relatively mild to very severe.

There are some signs of spinal cord injury that can help medical professionals make proper diagnoses. Many people who injure their spinal cords lose normal bowel and bladder control; even more people lose sensation in their limbs and extremities.

A handful of other signs of spinal cord injury include:

  • Paralysis or low muscle strength
  • Fractured or dislocated vertebrae
  • Muscle contractions or spasms
  • Difficulty breathing or clearing the lungs
  • Altered sensations
  • Numbness or tingling in hands/fingers or feet/toes
  • Exaggerated reflexes
  • Pain in the back, neck, or head

Incomplete vs. Complete Spinal Cord Injuries

Most of the time, spinal cord injuries are categorized as either complete or incomplete:

  • Complete spinal cord injuries cause injured individuals to lose all of their motor and sensory functions beneath the injury site.
  • Incomplete spinal cord injuries cause some sensory and/or motor function damage below the injury, but leave some function intact.

If a spinal cord injury causes paralysis from the neck down, doctors call it quadriplegia. The term for spinal cord injuries that cause paralysis from the waist down is paraplegia.

When the Potential Consequences of Spinal Cord Injuries Are Ignored

Most people have a lot on their plates. It’s not uncommon for the symptoms of a spinal cord injury to go unnoticed, and it happens for plenty of reasons. Whether you’re too busy to get to the doctor, or you’re afraid of looking down the barrel of a stack of medical bills, a compassionate lawyer will understand your trepidation to seek medical attention for your spinal cord injury.

With that said, you should not ignore any signs of a spinal cord injury. If you’ve had a spinal cord injury diagnosed by a doctor, you should follow all of the doctor’s medical recommendations. It’s important to avoid suffering from complications. Seek medical attention and follow medical advice as soon as possible if you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury.

Elements of a Las Vegas Spinal Cord Injury Case

If you work with a lawyer to bring a spinal cord injury case, that case will involve several components.

You will work with your attorney to address three key factors:

  • Cause: What was the cause of your spinal cord injury? Identify the circumstances that lead to your injury; physical evidence and witness testimonies can help you prove this in court.
  • Liability: Who is legally responsible for your spinal cord injury? Generally, the person or entity liable for your injury is very closely related to the cause of the injury.
  • Compensation: What compensation do you want or need to pursue? What is your case worth? You can work with a lawyer to determine the expenses and losses you should seek after your injury.

Spinal Cord Injury Statistics

Accidents that cause damage to the spine can have a lifelong impact on an injured individual’s life. Not only are spinal cord injuries dangerous, but they also may stem from some common types of accidents. Many spinal cord injuries can be traced back to car accidents, falls, work injuries, and other traumatic incidents.Benson and Bingham Spine Injury Lawyers LV

Consider these statistics:

  • More than 26 percent of spinal cord injuries occur due to falls.
  • Another 15 percent of spinal cord injuries can be traced back to assaults or violence.
  • Almost 8 percent of reported spinal cord injuries occur during sports (especially contact sports).

Our Las Vegas Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Are Prepared to Help You

Have you been the victim of a Las Vegas spinal cord injury? We’re here to help. Contact Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC, or dial (702) 382-9797 today to speak to a qualified Las Vegas personal injury lawyer about your circumstances. We are here to help!

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