Tulsa Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Spinal cord injuries can be devastating. Damage to your spinal cord can leave you unable to use certain limbs, limit the function of bodily organs, and can be fatal. A spine injury can affect your ability to work, to enjoy your life, and to interact with your loved ones. Treating spinal cord injuries can be expensive and long-term, and may not yield complete recovery. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of someone else’s negligent action, you might be entitled to compensation. You should not be left dealing with the high cost of recovery, the loss of income, and all of the other problems associated with spinal cord injury alone. Levinson Law, P.C., is here to help.
The seasoned and passionate Tulsa spinal cord injury lawyers at Levinson Law, P.C., have decades of experience recovering millions of dollars in damages for personal injury clients across Tulsa and Northeastern Oklahoma. Spinal cord injuries are serious and potentially life-altering. You should not have to shoulder the burden of your recovery, your finances, and your trauma alone. The compassionate and dedicated Tulsa spine injury attorneys at Levinson Law, P.C., are ready to hear your case.
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can result from both traumatic (meaning impact-based) and non-traumatic events. Trauma can result from sudden impact, such as a traffic accident, or result from damage over time caused by disease or other illness. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), there are around 17,810 new spinal cord injuries every year across the country. There are typically about 294,000 people living with a spinal cord injury at any given time.
The spine injury attorneys at Levinson Law, P.C., help clients recover damages for spinal cord injuries resulting from a variety of causes, including the following:
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
- Car, truck, motorcycle, bike, or pedestrian accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Criminal violence
- Sports injuries
- Workplace injuries, such as construction and oilfield accidents
For people over the age of 65, falls are the most common cause of spinal cord injury. For all victims, falls still account for around 25 percent. Traffic accidents account for another 35 percent of new spinal cord injuries every year.
Spinal Cord Injury Symptoms
Spinal cord injuries should not be taken lightly. According to the NSCISC, the average medical cost for dealing with severe spinal cord injury ranges from $375,000 to $1.15 million in the first year. Lifetime costs for a 25-year-old dealing with serious spinal cord injury range from $1.7 million to $5.1 million, depending on the severity of the injury. A spine injury can cause partial or full paralysis, coma, and death. Some of the symptoms of spinal cord injury include the following:
- Numbness or tingling in the arms and legs
- Difficulty walking
- Pain or weakness in the extremities
- Stiffness in the neck
- Changes in sexual fertility, function, and sensitivity
- Blood circulation issues
If you have any reason to believe you have suffered a spinal cord injury, it is vital that you see a doctor immediately. Contact a Tulsa spine injury attorney at Levinson Law, P.C., to start building your case and ensure that you are not left footing the bill after your Oklahoma spine injury.
Trusted Advice and Representation After a Tulsa Spinal Cord Injury
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury in Tulsa or throughout Northeastern Oklahoma, call Levinson Law, P.C., today to set up a free, no-obligation consultation. Our Tulsa personal injury lawyers are here to help you build your case and get the recovery you deserve for the harm you have suffered. Our spinal injury lawyers can travel to your location if you are unable to make it to our offices. We are happy to meet at your home or in a hospital, if necessary. Our only goal is to ensure that you get the recovery you are owed, whatever it takes. Hablamos español.