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Sustaining spinal cord injuries can significantly impact victims and their loved ones by presenting life-altering challenges. Coping with chronic pain and its additional financial burden is an unbearable ordeal that no one should endure. Regardless of the cause, whether a sports-related injury, a car accident, or a work-related incident, recognizing the benefits of pursuing a spinal cord injury claim is crucial in enhancing your overall quality of life.

Contact an attorney immediately if you or a loved one has experienced spinal cord injuries in Phoenix. At Fendon Injury Law, we strive to evaluate your present and future needs, including medical care, therapy, and financial resources. Our unwavering commitment is to guide you through the intricate legal process and help you reclaim your life's positivity. Contact us today for a free consultation to explore your options and begin the path to recovery.

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Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) can arise from various sources, such as traumatic events like automobile accidents or medical conditions like cancer or spinal disc degeneration. The degree to which a spinal cord injury affects an individual can vary greatly, from a partial loss of limb and torso function to a complete loss of mobility and essential bodily functions such as breathing, heart rate, and bladder control. The severity of the injury ultimately dictates the level of impact it has.

The following are the leading causes of spinal cord injuries:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents: Vehicular accidents, including car and motorcycle crashes, are common causes of spinal cord injuries. These types of accidents contribute to almost half of all spinal injuries annually. The significant forces generated during a car accident can lead to a spinal fracture or complete severance of the spine. The improper use or malfunction of seat belts may also contribute to spinal cord injuries. Proper seat belt function and maintenance are vital in preventing spinal cord injuries.

  • Sports and Recreational Activities: High-impact sports like football can result in fractures in the neck or back. Approximately 10% of back and spinal injuries are related to activities that involve collisions, such as football or hockey. Even diving accidents can lead to severe spinal cord injuries if not executed in deep enough water.

  • Slips and Falls: Falls can result in a spinal cord fracture, leading to paralysis. They account for over 15% of back and spinal cord injuries. Dangerous falls from high locations, such as scaffolds, roofs, ladders, stairs, or escalators, can cause permanent spinal damage. Older adults over 65 are at particular risk of sustaining spinal cord injuries from falls. Other common falls resulting from spinal injuries occur at construction sites, hazardous workplaces, and in different accidents. Property owners are responsible for preventing fall-related accidents.

  • Medical Malpractice and Negligence: A negligent surgeon during a surgical procedure may damage a nerve or cause internal harm leading to a spinal cord injury. Medical malpractice can compound spinal cord injuries caused by accidents, including surgical errors, EMT or paramedic negligence, faulty epidurals, misdiagnosis, and inadequate or delayed treatment. Hospitals can also be held accountable for improper hygiene that causes dangerous infections.

  • Spinal Cord Diseases: Spinal cord injuries can also be caused by various diseases, including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), tumors, Degenerative Disc Disease, infections, meningitis, autoimmune diseases, and inflammatory conditions.

  • Acts of Violence: Intentional violence that results in spinal cord damage, such as gunshot or knife wounds, can have devastating and lasting consequences. This type of violence accounts for around 12% of all back and spinal injuries. In such cases, the perpetrator or a property owner who failed to provide adequate security can be held civilly liable.

Factors to Consider When Pursuing an SCI Claim

The amount of compensation for a spinal cord injury (SCI) claim can differ significantly and is influenced by various factors. The severity of the damage is a significant determinant of the claim's value, with individuals who suffer permanent paralysis being eligible for greater compensation than those who will fully recover.

Additionally, the claim's value is impacted by other factors such as medical expenses, lost wages, the age and health of the victim, life expectancy, and prior income. Moreover, the strength of evidence against the defendant, their actions or misconduct, and the proficiency of the plaintiff's legal representation are also crucial in determining the final value of the case.

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Attorney Donna Fendon, Esq.

Attorney Donna Fendon is the founder and Managing Attorney of Fendon Injury Law, PLLC. She focuses her practice on workers’ compensation claims and personal injury matters in Phoenix, Arizona. She is admitted to practice in Arizona and is a member of the State Bar of Arizona. Attorney Fendon comes from a strong background in workers’ compensation disputes with her family being in the industry for over 40 years. She has the experience and knowledge of a 40 year firm that helps get favorable results for her clients. Read More

Contact a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in Phoenix

If you or a loved one has suffered from spinal cord injuries in Phoenix, contact Fendon Injury Law. We fully understand the life-altering consequences spinal cord injuries can cause for individuals and their families. Our experienced attorney in Phoenix is committed to advocating for your rights and ensuring that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.

Our law firm primarily serves individuals in Maricopa County, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, and other locations throughout Arizona. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable spinal cord injury lawyers.

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