Back and Spinal Cord Injuries
Injury to your back or spine, whether it's a herniated disk, fractured vertebrae or injury to the spinal cord itself, can leave you with feelings of frustration and helplessness. Symptoms can include pain, numbness, tingling (paresthesia), an inability to sit, stand or sleep in comfort, or the loss of use of one of your hands, legs or feet. Spinal cord injuries may even cause total paralysis (quadriplegia) or death.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious back, spinal or spinal cord injury as a result of another party's negligence, Rubin Guttman & Associates, L.P.A., can help. We have recovered damages for people who have suffered serious back, spine and spinal cord injuries for more than three decades. Please contact one of our Cleveland back and spinal cord injury attorneys to learn how we may be able to help you.The Effects of Back and Spinal Injuries
Serious back injuries may involve damage to the spinal vertebrae, disks and/or nerves. Disks that are ruptured, compressed or herniated can cause severe, persistent pain, loss of use of a limb or paralysis. People with these injuries may need prescription painkillers, muscle relaxants, physical therapy and surgery. In severe cases, back injuries, especially to the spinal cord itself, may result in paralysis, quadriplegia or paraplegia. A victim of a serious back injury may need a lifetime of care and be unable to work for a period of time, or even for life. Your home may have to be refitted for your special needs. A special needs trust may be needed to provide for your future care.
The expenses associated with severe back and spinal cord injuries are great. In addition to medical bills and lost income, you may need compensation for a lifetime of care from specialists and home health aides. You may also need compensation for medical equipment and modifications to your home and vehicles. As experienced injury lawyers, we know how to assemble a life-care plan to prove your economic loss over your lifetime.
We represent people who have back and spinal injuries resulting from many types of negligence, including:
- Car and truck accidents.
- Motorcycle accidents.
- Bicycle accidents.
- Nursing home falls.
- Medical malpractice.
Please call us at 216-696-4006 or 888-488-8529, or e-mail us to arrange a free initial consultation today. Russian, Hebrew and Spanish language services are available by appointment.