Spinal Cord and Head Injury Attorney in Vancouver, Washington
Only about 18 inches long, the spinal cord extends from the base of the brain, down along the middle of the back, to the mid-section of the body.
Damage to the spinal cord can be permanently debilitating.
Around 40% of spinal cord and brain injuries are caused by auto, truck or motorcycle accidents including SUV rollovers, or accidents involving all-terrain vehicles. Brain injuries often occur in car accidents or truck accidents when the head hits the windshield.
Concussions in football or other sports can cause long-term brain injury or permanent back and spinal cord injury. Falls – or violence – can also cause spinal cord or brain injury. Males between the ages of 15 and 35 are most often victims of spinal cord damage.
Head injury or spinal cord paralysis can also happen on construction or job sites. Tom D’Amore represented a man who was paralyzed while working at a construction site in a small town northwest of Portland, Oregon. Drywall that had been improperly stacked fell on him, knocking him through a temporary guard rail. He fell head-first onto the floor below. Unable to move from the neck down, he will spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. D’Amore Law Group filed a claim on behalf of this client, securing a significant recovery.
Are You Entitled to Financial Compensation for a Spinal Cord or Head Injury?
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury or head injury in an accident, are you entitled to financial compensation? Determining your legal rights requires a comprehensive assessment of the particular facts of your case. Who was at fault in the accident? How soon after the accident did you seek medical attention? How much will you need to save for your long-term medical care? How else will your injury impact your life? These are all key questions that will help determine the amount of your financial recovery. Get the help you deserve from trusted Vancouver spinal cord & head injury lawyers at D’Amore Law Group.
Proving Fault in a Traumatic Accident
With the exception of injuries resulting from product defects (which are governed by the law of “strict” liability), recovering financial compensation for a spinal cord injury or head injury requires proof of fault. This fault (or “negligence”) can take many different forms, and it can arise under a broad range of circumstances. For example, some of the most common causes of severe traumatic injuries include:
- Driver negligence resulting in vehicle collisions
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles
- Failure to maintain premises free of slip, trip, and fall hazards
- Negligence on construction sites and other job sites
- Nursing home negligence and abuse
- Sports-related accidents and failure to provide prompt medical treatment
In short, if you have suffered a traumatic spinal cord injury or head injury under any circumstances, you should discuss your legal rights with an attorney. At D’Amore Law Group, our Vancouver spinal cord & head injury lawyers provide initial consultations that are completely free and without obligation, and we are more than happy to sit down with you to determine if you may have a claim for financial compensation.
Proving the Immediate and Long-Term Effects of a Spinal Cord or Head Injury
In addition to proving the cause of your spinal cord injury or head injury, in order to secure just compensation, you also need to be able to prove your injury’s immediate and long-term effects. While the potential effects of spinal cord injuries and head injuries are well-known, you will need evidence that is specific to your injury in order to recover just compensation.
At D’Amore Law Group, we have strong working relationships with medical experts in Oregon and Washington who specialize in treating patients with traumatic spinal cord injuries and head injuries. In order to determine the value of your claim, we will work with your doctors and these experts to assess the likely long-term effects of your injury and the financial and non-financial costs you will endure. We will spend a significant amount of time working with you as well in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of all of the ways your injury impacts your day-to-day life. We provide these services for clients who have suffered all types of traumatic spinal cord injuries and head injuries, including (but not limited to):
- Anoxia and hypoxia
- Anterior and central cord syndrome
- Brown-Sequard syndrome
- Coup-contrecoup injuries
- Diffuse axonal injuries (DAI)
- Hemorrhages, hematomas, and contusions
- Herniated discs
- Paralysis (quadriplegia, triplegia, and paraplegia)
- Spinal fractures
Contact Us to Speak with an Attorney for Free
If you or someone you love has sustained a spinal cord injury, contact a law firm experienced in negotiating the best possible settlement. D’Amore Law Group practices in Oregon, California and Washington, with an office in Vancouver, Washington – call 360-696-3437 or contact the firm for a free consultation.