Fall River Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord injury in Fall River, contact an attorney at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, LTD. today to explore your legal options for financial compensation. Spinal cord injuries can be very serious and severely impact your quality of life. Over 17,000 Americans are diagnosed with a spinal cord injury each year, and about 288,000 Americans currently live with spinal cord injuries.
Accidents happen every day, but some serious injuries occur despite preventable circumstances. Financial compensation can help alleviate the physical and emotional suffering that spinal cord injuries can cause. At the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, LTD. our Fall River spinal cord injury lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis. That means you pay no attorney fees until you receive a financial award. For a free consultation with one of the experienced lawyers on our team, call (508) 491-1025 or email us today.
Do I Need A Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer?
Spinal cord injuries are often the result of another party’s negligence. Proving negligence on the part of a responsible party or parties can be difficult without the guidance of a legal professional, however. There are four components of negligence that you will have to prove to successfully recover compensation: 1) the at-fault party owed you a duty of care to keep you safe 2) the at-fault party violated that duty of care in some way 3) their violation directly caused your injuries, and 4) your injuries caused you significant damages.
An experienced lawyer can help you gather the necessary evidence to prove all four of these components. A successful claim can win you compensation for medical bills and time off work, as well as your pain and suffering. A team of skilled lawyers will have the experience, thorough understanding of personal injury laws, and ability to investigate and gather all necessary information to those responsible for your injury to justice.
Why Choose the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, LTD. To Handle My Case?
The Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, LTD. is a family firm that has been helping people in the Fall River community with personal injury cases for over 50 years. We understand the impact of spinal cord injuries on families. Expenses can quickly accumulate through medical treatment, therapy or rehabilitation costs, extended time off work, and even the inability to resume a former job. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, LTD. care deeply about our community and are dedicated to serving it through knowledgeable legal representation. Several of our lawyers have earned titles such as “Senior Attorney of the Year,” “Lawyer of the Year,” and Super Lawyers’ “Rising Star.” We treat our Fall River clients like members of our own family, providing you with compassionate legal guidance and fighting aggressively for the justice you deserve. We’re confident in our abilities, so you don’t pay us anything until we win your case.
The Impact of Spinal Cord Injuries
Many injuries heal relatively quickly, without much medical follow-up, but spinal cord injuries are different. After a spinal cord injury, a patient stays an average of 11 days in the hospital, and spends 34 days in rehabilitation. There are four types of neurological spinal cord injuries which increase in severity:
- Incomplete tetraplegia is the least severe and most frequently-occurring type of spinal cord injury (47%). It is characterized by incomplete lesions which cause partial spinal cord damage to the areas of the body below the neck. Symptoms include damage to motor and sensory functions, with some motor and sensory ability remaining.
- Incomplete paraplegia occurs in 20% of patients who have a spinal cord injury, with partial spinal cord damage affecting the legs and lower body. Some motor and sensory ability remains as well.
- Complete paraplegia also occurs in 20% of patients with spinal cord injuries and is characterized by total sensory and motor function loss in the lower half of the body.
- Complete tetraplegia, or complete quadriplegia, occurs in 12% of patients with spinal cord injuries and includes the loss of all motor and sensory function in all four limbs.
Less than one percent of spinal cord injury victims leave the hospital with complete neurological recovery. These injuries, therefore, can have a lasting impact. It can take years to recover the loss of motor and sensory functions, if they return at all. Regardless, extensive therapy or rehabilitation is often required and further health complications may arise. About 30% of people who have a spinal cord injury must be re-hospitalized at least once after their initial discharge, spending an average of 22 days back in the hospital.
Such injuries often last a lifetime and are associated with high costs. In the first year of a spinal cord injury, a patient pays anywhere between $359,000 and $1,100,000 depending on the severity of the injury. After that, victims can expect to pay between $43,000 and $191,000 each subsequent year to continue treatment or rehabilitation. Additionally, the indirect costs of these injuries (primarily through the loss of wages) averages about $74,500 a year. It can therefore become very expensive to treat a spinal cord injury, and your quality of life might be forever impacted.
It is crucial to you and your family’s wellbeing to explore any options that could bring you financial compensation. Spinal cord injuries that might be the fault of another party include those that occur due to:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Boating accidents
- Slip and falls
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- Workplace accidents
- Violent crimes
Talk with a member of our legal team to understand your legal rights and how we can help you alleviate the many costs of your injury.
Contact a Lawyer Today
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury due to another party’s negligence, the lawyers at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, LTD. are here to help you. With over 50 years of experience, our dedicated family firm knows exactly how to investigate your accident, find the responsible parties, and hold them accountable. The costs of a spinal cord injury can be exorbitant, but you don’t have to suffer another minute more. We will work to get you the justice you deserve in the form of much-needed financial compensation. No firm will fight for your rights harder than the lawyers at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, LTD. Contact one of our Fall River attorneys today at (508) 491-1025 or online for a completely free consultation to discuss the details of your case.