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Baltimore Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

When You Need a Baltimore Spine Injury Lawyer

The spine or backbone is an essential part of your body and one that supports many other parts of it. A spine injury caused by an accident such as a car crash or workplace accident can have a notable impact on your life. When you’ve suffered a spinal injury, one of the first steps you should take is hiring a Baltimore spinal injury lawyer.

Injury Attorney Steve Heisler understands how much a spinal injury can impact your life and will put forth the effort needed to ensure you get the compensation you are due for such a life-altering trauma. Steve Heisler is an experienced Baltimore spinal cord injury lawyer who has been helping clients in the Baltimore and Washington, DC, areas for nearly 30 years. If you’ve been hurt, he can provide the compassionate and skilled legal representation you need.

If you’ve suffered a spine injury, contact Injury Attorney Steve Heisler today at (410) 625-4878.

About The Spine and Why Injuring It Is Dangerous

A complex series of bones, cartilage, and nerves, one of your spine’s main purposes is to protect your spinal cord. The spinal cord is the conduit for carrying messages from your brain to other parts of your body, such as the arms and legs. Damage to your spine or brain can lead to an assortment of health issues. An accident that damages a part of your spine can cause pain, disability, degrees of paralysis, and, in cases of extreme injury, death. Due to its complexity, damage to any part of your spine — such as the cervical spine (the upper part), the thoracic spine (the middle), or the lumbar section (the lower part) — can lead to problems.

The Causes Of a Spinal Cord Injury

As a spinal cord injury lawyer, we know how severe a spinal cord injury can be. The most common cause of these types of injuries is an automobile accident. According to the Mayo Clinic, more than 35 percent of spinal cord injuries every year are due to car, truck, or motorcycle accidents. The second-most common cause of spinal cord injury is falling, with the elderly often being the victim due to the various challenges aging can bring. Others cause of spinal injuries are violent attacks, recreational injuries, and injuries due to sports. These various causes add 12,000 more spinal cord injuries to the total yearly. Birth injuries can also cause damage to the usually in the neck area, consulting a Baltimore birth injury lawyer can provide essential guidance and support for the affected families.

The Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are classified as complete or incomplete spinal cord injuries. A complete spinal cord injury is more severe in its symptoms and includes complete paraplegia or complete quadriplegia. In paraplegia, a person loses feeling and movement in the lower body which results in loss of control of the legs, bladder, bowel, and sexual functions. With paraplegia, the hands and arms remain functional as before. Quadriplegia that results in loss of control throughout the body can result in the need for a ventilator for breathing assistance. An incomplete spinal cord injury causes less severe symptoms, such as loss of feeling and a loss of range of motion.

The Severity Of Spinal Injuries

The nature of the spinal cord injury is what determines the degree of physical impairment and how effective rehabilitation can be. Broadly speaking, injuries to the upper part of the spine in the range of the C2 and C3 vertebrae are often fatal due to the loss of breathing control. However, injuries to the T1 through T6 vertebrae can be rehabilitated, and with wheelchair use, the injured person can return to work and live a rich life. No matter the nature or severity of the injuries, we are here to help when you need a spinal cord injury attorney.

We will help you through your injury claim from start to finish. Call us at (410) 625-4878.

Other Spinal Injuries

While the spinal cord is often injured when the spine is damaged, it is not the only type of injury that can occur. Bone breakages and dislocations are also common. Broken bones often require surgery to repair and set correctly, and the addition of metal screws and rods may be needed to stabilize the spine. Complications can also be a concern, with spinal fluid leakage being a notable one. Depending on the nature of your spinal injury, the sudden force of impact or sudden jerking motion can damage the softer parts of the spine such as the disks. A herniated disk can be a persistent health issue leading to numbness, pain, and weakening of muscle groups. Whiplash from an automobile accident can cause headaches, back pain, neck pain, and other associated symptoms that can negatively impact your life for an extended period.

Spinal Injuries and Settlements

Every injury is unique, and knowing how large a settlement may be due requires consultation with your Baltimore spinal cord injury attorney. With spinal injuries, the bills for medical care can often grow quite large, as can other associated bills such as continuing care, the impact on your career, material loss, and non-economic losses. We will work with you to ensure you get the settlement you are rightly due.

The Cost of a Spinal Injury

It is important to understand the scope of costs associated with a spinal injury. As per the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, the average expense for a patient with C1-C4 tetraplegia is over one million dollars in the first year and roughly $171,808 each year after. Even minor injuries can carry heavy costs. Even after recovery, additional care and therapy needs are common, with more severe injuries requiring long-term physical therapy. Your career can also be greatly impacted and, in some cases, this may be permanent.

When You Need a Spinal Injury Lawyer You Can Depend On

At the Law Offices of Steven Heisler, we know a spinal injury causes an enormous financial burden on you and your loved ones. When your injury has been caused by the negligence of another, you deserve monetary compensation and justice. We work with you, your doctors, and other medical professionals to determine the lifetime cost of your injuries. We will fiercely pursue your rights and full compensation with either a settlement or, if needed, a full jury trial. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.

Call us today at (410) 625-4878 to see how we can help you and your family.

Attorney Steve Heisler

Steve Heisler decided in 1996 that he was going to focus his law practice exclusively on injury cases. Since then, he has been representing injured people against insurance companies, disreputable medical practitioners and Big Pharma, and doing it with compassion, honesty and level-headed rationality. [ Attorney Bio ]