Chicago Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
Recovering Damages for Back Injuries Caused by Car Accidents, Work Accidents, and Other Incidents
Spinal cord injuries are serious, life-altering ordeals. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, you and your family are now faced with financial burdens and increased medical needs. A spinal cord injury often results in a loss of mobility and can leave you permanently paralyzed.
At Walner Law®, our Chicago spinal cord injury lawyers don’t work for the money, we work for you. We can negotiate with doctors, insurance companies, and Medicare/Medicaid to help you keep more of the settlement and recover fair compensation.
About Spinal Cord Injuries
Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that travels from your brain along your vertebrae and down to your extremities. Your spinal cord transmits electrical impulses carrying sensory inputs to your brain and takes commands from your brain to your body. Neck, head, and back trauma can damage the spinal cord. This injury restricts your nerve impulses, which causes a loss of mobility below your area of injury.
Spinal cord injuries affect 12,000 people in America each year. Though spinal cord injuries range in severity, they always cause a drastic change in the victim’s life.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
There are two types of spinal cord injuries: Complete spinal cord injury and incomplete spinal cord injury.
- Complete spinal cord injury: This type of injury equally impacts both sides of your body. A complete spinal cord injury means that you will not have any voluntary movement or physical sensation below the point of your injury.
- Incomplete spinal cord injury: This type of injury does not always affect both sides of your body equally. When an incomplete spinal cord injury occurs, you will often experience some movement or sensation below the point of injury.
If a small amount of tissue is damaged, it may be possible to achieve a complete recovery. However, severe incomplete and complete spinal cord injuries may result in paraplegia or quadriplegia. Paraplegia is the loss of movement and sensation from your waist down. Quadriplegia is the paralysis of your arms and legs, which typically occurs from your shoulders down.
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Many accidents and events can lead to spinal cord injury.
Some of the common ones include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Illnesses (such as spina bifida and polio)
Any individual whose negligence causes or contributes to your spinal cord injury could and should be held responsible. This can range from a drunk driver, to the manufacturer of a defective product, to a business owner who failed to maintain a safe property.
Spinal Cord Injury Settlements
If you have suffered spinal cord injury from an act of negligence, you are likely curious what your settlement may be worth. Since spinal cord injuries range in severity, there isn’t a set amount for an injury of this nature. Due to the severity of these cases, however, they can often be worth over $1 million with a devoted and aggressive attorney fighting for full and fair compensation.
Compensation for your spinal cord injury should include damages such as:
Medical expenses (past and future)
Lost earnings from missed work and future earning capacity
Pain and suffering
Physical impairment and/or disfigurement
Loss of quality of life
It is important to work with an attorney to effectively handle your case. You deserve the highest compensation available in your situation.
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Loss of Legs in a Conveyor Belt Accident $23.5 Million
Wrongful Death of a Mom with 4-Year-Old Child $11 Million
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Severe Brain Injury from Unmarked Dump Truck 7 Figures
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Wrongful Death in Swimming Pool Accident 7 Figures
Swimming pool accident causing the death of a 12-year-old child.
Mass Tort Against Municipality & Chemical Company 7 Figures
Lead counsel in a mass tort action against a municipality and a chemical company.
Wrongful Death from a Motor Vehicle Accident $250,000
Motor Vehicle Accident: Neck, Back, Shoulder, Leg & Arm Injury $170,000
Experience on Your Side
Our family-run law firm has more than 75 years of experience standing up for the rights of injured people and families across Chicago.
Thousands of Clients Helped
Our firm has helped over 10,000 clients get the justice they deserve since we opened our doors in 1961.
A Proven Record of Results
Our firm has recovered over $100 millions for our clients and is committed to maximizing your recovery.
We are committed to treating all clients with the dignity and respect they deserve, regardless of their potential case value.
An Extensive Network of Support
Our team of more than 45 legal and medical professionals are dedicated to providing our clients with access to medical experts, treatment, and financial assistance.
“Kristin was so knowledgeable and guided me step by step about my options and kept me in the loop about my case.”- Monica
“I chose Walner Law because they made me feel like a very important client and took consideration of my medical injury at the time.”- Denise
“This law firm was very responsive to my needs and very empathetic about my injury.”- Kyle