A serious motor vehicle collision can result in serious and life altering injuries. Although any injury can impact your life after an accident, perhaps the most serious types of injuries are the ones involving the spinal cord. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of spinal trauma and comprise 46% of all serious spinal cord injury cases.
Spinal cord injury victims can incur anywhere between $500,000 to more than $3 million in medical costs and treatments, depending on the severity of their injury. If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident and suffered a spinal cord injury, you should immediately hire an experienced Stockton spinal cord injury attorney to protect your legal rights and help you obtain the full compensation you deserve from the at fault party.
Important Steps to Take After a Spinal Cord Injury
When you are injured in a car accident that results in some type of spinal cord damage, time is of the essence. The amount of time that passes between the injury and your medical treatment can be a critical factor in the severity of your complications and any hope for a full potential future recovery.
Additionally, the steps that you take following a crash are important to avoid the further exacerbation of your spinal cord injuries. The following are important steps to take after a collision, especially if it involves any type of possible spinal cord damage:
- Immediately call 911.
- The victim should keep still.
- The victim should not be moved until first responders arrive at the scene of the accident and precautionary measures are taken.
- If bleeding, basic first aid should be administered until the ambulance arrives, taking care that the victim’s head and neck are not moved.
- Seek immediate medical care.
Getting Compensation for Your Spinal Cord Injury
Filing a claim against the at fault party who caused the accident and your spinal cord injuries will not undo the harm caused. But it will help you get the financial compensation you need to support yourself and get the full extent of medical treatment you need.
An experienced Stockton spinal cord injury attorney can help you get compensation for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Hospital bills
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and trauma
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
Contact an Experienced Stockton Car Accident Attorney
If you or a loved has been injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of another party, you should discuss your legal options with an attorney as you may be entitled to compensation.
The Stockton car accident attorneys at the Srai Law Offices advocate for their clients’ full financial recovery through hard work and an aggressive approach. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our attorneys, please call (209) 323-5558.