Kansas City Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
Call Our Team for Capable and Caring Legal Help
When selecting a firm to handle a catastrophic injury case like spinal cord damage, it’s important to look for a personal injury attorney who genuinely cares about you, your future, and the outcome of your case. At Presley & Presley, LLC, when we work with clients on catastrophic injury cases, those goals are always at the top of our list.
As a small personal injury firm, we have the time to give each case and client the attention they need. We pride ourselves on being communicative and honest with every person we talk to—even if that means referring them to another firm that would be a better fit for their case. For each case we take, we learn the client’s story and build a custom strategy based on the circumstances of the accident an the results they want.
With a reputation for experienced and compassionate advocacy, Presley & Presley, LLC is a name known by judges and insurers alike. Our team has over 45 years of combined experience assisting people in situations involving spinal cord injury and concurrent damages such as traumatic brain injury and paralysis. We could be able to help you recover compensation for issues including:
- Medical expenses
- Long-term care
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
Unfortunately, these injuries are likely to require lifelong care and adjustment. Receiving proper financial support is incredibly important in such a situation.
Spinal Cord Injury Cases
One of the most devastating catastrophic injuries a person can suffer is damage to their spinal cord. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), approximately 17,700 new spinal cord injuries occur each year. Victims are likely to require expensive medical treatment and extensive physical therapy. Despite that, they may never regain full function.is
Harmful spinal cord damage is usually caused by some form of blow or trauma to the spinal column and the nerves connected to it. If the spinal cord is damaged in the upper back or neck, the victim is likely to develop tetraplegia (paralysis of both arms and legs, also known as quadriplegia). When lower regions of the spine are injured, paraplegia (paralysis of the lower body) can result.
Both paraplegia and quadriplegia are the result of what is termed a “complete” spinal cord injury. “Incomplete” injuries do affect the entire width of the spinal cord and therefore allow for some sensations, mobility, and bodily functions below the damage.
How Do Spinal Cord Injuries Happen?
Causes of spinal cord injuries include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Violent crime
- Sports-related accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Accidents stemming from defective products
According to the Mayo Clinic, motor vehicle and motorcycle crashes cause more spinal cord injuries than any other type of accident. Together, they account for almost half of all spinal cord injuries occurring annually. Most motor vehicle accidents are caused by some form of negligence, so their victims are likely eligible to pursue compensation.
Our Kansas City Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys Can Help
Our legal team is dedicated to holding those who caused your spinal cord injury accountable for their negligence. We work relentlessly on our clients’ behalf because we understand a fair settlement can make all the difference when it comes to your recovery. Reach out now to learn more about your legal options if you’ve been injured in an accident.
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