Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Spinal cord injuries (SCI) are extremely dangerous because the injury can cause permanent and significant changes to a person and their loved ones’ lives. Most spinal cord injuries result in temporary or permanent paralysis and include a lifetime of medical expenses. Unfortunately, the injured party may experience loss of employment, income, and quality of life because of their injury. Families suffer through the experience as they transition to their new lives as well. Often, family members need to become full-time caregivers to victims of spinal cord injuries.

If you, a loved one, or an acquaintance have recently experienced a spinal cord injury, whether it was because of a motorcycle accident, a slip and fall, a car accident, or because of the negligence of another individual, it is important that you seek legal counsel. An injury to the spinal cord can be complicated, life-changing, and devastating — the higher the injury along the spinal cord, the more severe the damage. Medical experts have determined a pattern that demonstrates spinal cord injuries resulting from motorcycle collisions. Additionally, the researchers of the study found that spinal cord injury occurred in 11.2% of motorcycle riders. Generally, spinal cord injuries are the result of an accident, and it can happen to anyone. 

There are two types of categories for spinal cord injuries— complete and incomplete spinal cord injuries. The spinal cord has four sections, and each section protects different groups of nerves that control the body. A complete spinal cord injury can cause permanent damage. For example, a victim can become paraplegia or tetraplegia. In contrast, an incomplete spinal cord injury entails that there is partial damage to the spinal cord. The severity of the damage depends on various factors. For example, where on the spine the injury occurred, the severity of the injury, and much more. Do not allow the negligent and careless individual who caused your injuries to get away with changing your life forever.

Lawyer for Spinal Cord Injury in Bellingham, WA

Many individuals suffer spinal cord injuries because of the negligence or carelessness of another person. If your spinal cord injury has been caused by another person’s careless actions or negligence, a competent spinal cord injury attorney can help you seek compensation for your damages. At PNW Trial Lawyers, our attorneys seek fair and just compensation for our clients that have suffered spinal cord injuries caused by another party’s negligence.

Injuries to the neck or the back can result in serious damage to the spinal cord. There are many ways to suffer a catastrophic injury to the spine. It can happen because of a car accident or a work-related accident. Spinal cord injuries can make it extremely difficult for someone to enjoy their lives on a daily basis. Our firm has achieved consistent and exemplary results for hundreds of individuals and their families. Our attorneys currently have over 100 years of combined experience successfully litigating and resolving a wide variety of personal injury cases in Washington and other jurisdictions.  We are advocates for those who have been injured in Bellingham, Everett, Mt. Vernon, Anacortes, and the surrounding areas of Snohomish County, Whatcom County, and Skagit County. Call us at (360) 483-5201 to schedule a free and confidential consultation.

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Additional Resources

United Spinal Association – The United Spinal Association is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of all individuals living with spinal cord injuries and disorders. They advocate for better services to be provided to victims of SCI/D, such as having greater access to health care, public transportation, rehabilitation, and much more. Also, United Spinal Association promotes independence by providing members with employment opportunities and “community integration.”

Northwest Access Fund – The mission of the nonprofit organization is to provide people with disabilities the funding to “purchase assistive technology and achieve greater independence.” Furthermore, they provide free financial coaching courses and loan options for assistive technology, home modification resources, and much more. After suffering from a brain injury, there might be some life-changing accommodations that need to be made. The website is a great resource for people with disabilities that need financial assistance to have the equipment that allows them to be independent.

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Attorney for Spinal Cord Injury in Whatcom County, WA

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury to your spine because of the neglectful and careless actions of another, do not let the individual at-fault get away with having changed your life. At PNW Trial Lawyers, we specialize in representing people, not companies.  We understand that a serious injury in the family is one of the most difficult times in anyone’s life.  At PNW Trial Lawyers, we want you to devote your energy to the recovery process.

A spine injury will require costly medical care, both immediately and for the future. Often, victims are unable to earn a living because of their injuries. The emotional anguish caused to the victim and their families are real losses that deserve restitution. The injury to the spine often requires modifications to your life, home, and vehicle. The changes can be costly and a financial burden on you and your family, aside from the medical expenses. At PNW Trial Lawyers, we will tirelessly fight to make sure that your compensation reflects your current and future expenses. We prepare every case with the assumption it will be tried to verdict.  This preparation helps us achieve the best possible result in a settlement or trial. PNW Trial Lawyers is here to help you, whether you are in Bellingham, Everett, Mt. Vernon, Anacortes, and in the surrounding areas of Snohomish, Whatcom, and Skagit counties. We support our clients and will help you pursue everything you are entitled to. Contact us at (360) 483-5201 for a free consultation.