Maryland Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
The spinal cord is an integral part of your central nervous system. Together with your brain, the spinal cord communicates important messages to and from the rest of your body. Trauma to the spinal cord diminishes the brain’s ability to send and receive these messages and impacts motor functions like walking, hand-eye coordination, as well as autonomic functions like breathing.
Since the spinal cord plays such a vital role in the overall function of the body, any trauma can completely alter the victim’s life. If you are struggling with a spinal cord injury caused by the carelessness of another person, you may be able to hold the at-fault party legally responsible for the pain and expense your injuries have caused.
The skilled injury lawyers at CHASENBOSCOLO understand the far-reaching physical and financial consequences that a spinal cord injury has on victims’ everyday lives. Such injuries can force otherwise independent individuals to rely on the care of others completely. By holding those responsible for your injury legally accountable, our spinal cord injury lawyers aim to help you recover the compensation you need to heal and move forward. To learn how our lawyers can support you at this time, call (301) 220-0050 today.
Do I Need a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer?
With the help of a lawyer, you can feel confident that your claim is being given the attention that it deserves. Dealing with the various obstacles that a spinal cord injury presents can be completely overwhelming. While you may feel tempted to handle your claim on your own, this is often a more labor-intensive choice. Finding a lawyer to fight for compensation on your behalf will give you much more time to focus on recovery and learning to cope with your injuries.
If you attempt to handle your claim without the guidance of a lawyer, you run the risk of being taken advantage of by the other party’s insurer. You may be offered a lump sum settlement in an attempt to resolve your case quickly. While the prospect of accepting a quick settlement can be tempting, it needs to be for an amount that is suitable for your past, present, and future financial needs. An experienced spinal cord injury lawyer can help you understand exactly how much your claim is worth and fight until it is collected.
Additionally, Maryland is one of the few states that have what’s called a contributory negligence rule. Under contributory negligence, if injury victims are found even slightly responsible for acting in a way that contributed to their injury, they are unable to collect any compensation. The responsible party or their insurer may try to claim that you contributed to your injuries to devalue your claim entirely. If this happens, a lawyer will fight to make sure that you get the full and fair compensation you are owed.
Why Hire CHASENBOSCOLO to Handle my Case?
The spinal cord injury lawyers at CHASENBOSCOLO understand that when you reach out to our team for help, you are going through a hard time. If you decide to entrust your case to one of our lawyers, you can feel confident knowing that we are putting over three decades of experience to work for you. No matter if the value of your case is worth $50,000 or $50 million, we give you our undivided attention because your needs are always central to our mission.
The unfortunate truth is that injuries are expensive. For this reason, many injury victims automatically assume that they can’t afford a lawyer. Our team wants to make sure that no matter their financial situation, victims get the representation that they need. With CHASENBOSCOLO, you can afford to hire a quality, proven law firm because of our No Fee Guarantee. Unless we can recover the compensation that you deserve, we do not charge you for our services.
We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients because we understand the importance that a favorable legal outcome can have on your physical and financial health. No matter the severity, spinal cord injuries have the potential to disrupt every aspect of your life. If someone else is responsible for impacting your life in such a way, they should be made to answer for what they’ve done. The team at CHASENBOSCOLO makes sure that they do.
Spinal Cord Injury Cases We Handle
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that spinal cord injuries cost roughly $9.7 billion in the United States annually. The financial consequences of these injuries, in many cases, cause significant financial strain on families for years to come. Victims of spinal cord injuries can be injured in a variety of incidents, including but not limited to:
- Car accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Construction accidents
- Sports accidents
Spinal cord injuries are characterized based on where the damage occurs in addition to how seriously the body function is impacted. Spinal cord injuries can be divided into two general categories:
Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury – Incomplete spinal cord injuries leave victims with some sensation and motor function below the level of injury. Incomplete spinal cord injuries can be asymmetrical, allowing for more movement on one side of the body compared to the other.
Complete Spinal Cord Injury – Victims who have a complete spinal cord injury lose all sensory and motor function below where the injury occurred. These injuries are symmetrical, impacting both sides of the body equally. Most cases of complete spinal cord injury occur when the spinal cord is contused, bruised, or cut off from a normal blood supply.
No matter how your injury was caused, if another person is responsible for the significant ways in which your life has been impacted, seek the representation of a skilled injury lawyer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Deciding to hire a lawyer requires careful deliberation. If you are serious about holding the at-fault party responsible for your spinal cord injuries, reach out to CHASENBOSCOLO. We’ve put together some frequently asked questions to help you out. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us when you’re ready to discuss your situation in more detail.
How Soon Should I File An Injury Claim?
Injury victims in Maryland have three years to take action. If a claim isn’t brought within this period, you have essentially forgone your ability to hold the at-fault party accountable for your injuries. In the immediate period of time following an injury, emergency medical expenses, and lost wages often cause an instantaneous financial shock to victims. For this reason, reaching out to a lawyer as soon as possible is a good idea. An experienced lawyer will investigate your situation and help you understand how much you could recover by filing an injury claim.
Which Bodily Functions Can My Injury Impact?
Depending on the severity of the spinal cord injury, it is not uncommon to experience disruption to the bowels, bladder, circulatory system, respiratory system, musculature, sexual function, and mental health. Rest assured that you are not alone if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.
To cope with the changes you are experiencing, stay in close communication with your healthcare provider so that they can assist you in finding coping strategies. While other health issues in addition to a loss of mobility or sensation can feel like adding insult to injury, the more honest you are with yourself and your physician, the better you can find practical solutions to improve your life.
What are My Chances for Recovery?
Chances for recovering normal function when you have a spinal cord injury will depend on the severity of your injuries and your access to high-quality medical care and rehabilitation. Some injuries are simply so severe that normal function cannot be regained, however, with technological advancements, there are ways to live a relatively independent life. Many spinal cord injury researchers remain optimistic about the continued improvement of patient treatment and care.
Contact a Maryland Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Today
When the negligence of another person forces you to confront the challenges of a spinal cord injury, you do not have to face your situation alone. Take advantage of the support groups and resources available as you cope with your injuries. Be sure to reach out to a skilled lawyer to discuss your legal options in holding the responsible party accountable.
Our team at CHASENBOSCOLO have worked with injury victims in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C., our experience has allowed us to support people in extremely challenging situations. Our Maryland injury lawyers have the experience necessary to win your case. Reach out to a member of our team at (301) 220-0050 today to set up a free consultation.