According to the American Spinal Cord Injury Association, motor vehicle accidents cause about half of all spinal cord injuries. Many of those collisions are huge truck collisions rather than automobile collisions. There’s no denying that being in a car accident with a truck can result in serious injuries, but spinal cord injuries are among the most serious.
Why? Because, in many cases, when the spinal cord is injured, there are no options for healing. It cannot heal spontaneously, and medical technology has not yet advanced to the point where many spinal cord injuries can be repaired. As a result, the ramifications are frequently irreversible. Keep reading to learn more and then contact Law Offices of Michael A. Kahn at (310) 209-1600 to request a free legal consultation.
Victims of truck accidents are entitled to compensation
If you or a loved one has been wounded in a truck accident, you are entitled to compensation for a variety of things, including any essential lifestyle changes, past and future medical expenditures, long-term rehabilitation costs, necessary housing modifications, and adaptive technology. Not to mention what you or a loved one is owed for past and present lost pay, as well as personal pain and suffering.
Spinal cord injuries have serious consequences
Spinal cord injuries have the potential to have life-threatening effects. It should come as no surprise that the portion of the spine that has been injured will decide how severe the injury will be. Even a mild spinal cord damage, however, can have life-altering consequences. The following are some of the possible outcomes:
- Motor function loss
- Sexual dysfunction
- Physical sensations are lost
- issues with the lungs
- Death as a result of nervous system overactivity
Long-term care, including wheelchairs and other adapted devices, may be required for certain injuries. It may be essential to make changes to the house and care, which will exacerbate the financial losses. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident as a consequence of a spinal cord injury – or any other form of damage – you should call Law Offices of Michael A. Kahn immediately soon.
You’ve got a lawyer on your side
A truck accident can happen for a variety of reasons, and depending on the circumstances, there may be more than one person to blame for your injuries. For example, the truck driver may be at fault, but if the brakes were defective, the truck driver’s employer, the brakes’ manufacturer, and the merchant who sold the brakes might all be held liable.
When you choose Law Offices of Michael A. Kahn, you’re hiring a lawyer who will fight for your best interests. In our pursuit of the truth and justice in your case, we will leave no stone unturned. For a free consultation, call (310) 209-1600 now.