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Experienced Legal Representation From Our Rockford Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

Spinal cord injuries can be devastating, both for victims and their family members. While you focus on getting the medical care and treatment you need, it is important to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to ensure justice is served. At Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd., we have over 75 years of experience in representing the rights of victims in Rockford, Illinois, providing the legal representation you need to get the compensation you are entitled to.

Leading Causes Of Spinal Cord Injuries

The Mayo Clinic advises that spinal cord injuries may involve damage to the cord itself, or to the surrounding vertebrae, discs, or ligaments comprising the spinal column. These injuries can occur as the result of degenerative diseases, such as cancer and osteoporosis, or due to accidents and acts of violence. Leading causes of spinal cord injuries include:

  • Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Diving accidents, and other sports or recreational injuries
  • Birth injuries, and other situations involving medical mistakes and errors
  • Violent assaults, battery, and domestic abuse

In these situations, it is often the reckless and negligent actions of others that are to blame. Our spinal cord injury attorneys can advise you on how to hold responsible parties accountable, either through an insurance claim or by filing a personal injury lawsuit in Illinois.

Impacts Resulting from Spinal Cord Injuries

John Hopkins Medicine advises the higher up a spinal cord injury is, the more likely it will impact the respiratory system. The lower the injury, the more likely it will affect muscle control in the bladder and bowels. There are three classifications used to describe spinal cord injuries:

  • Paraplegia, which generally involves loss of movement and sensation in both legs
  • Triplegia, which involves loss of movement and sensation in one arm and both legs
  • Quadriplegia, which generally affects both the arms and legs, as well as the chest muscles, requiring the use of a ventilator

In order to deal with the temporary and permanent disabilities caused by your injuries, holding those responsible should be a top priority.

Reach Out to Our Rockford, Illinois Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys

When dealing with life-impacting spinal cord injuries, it is important to realize you are not alone.  At Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd., we are here to provide the caring, professional legal representation you need during this difficult time to help ensure your rights and interests are protected. Call or contact our Rockford, Illinois spinal cord injury attorney online today and request a free consultation to see how we can assist you in getting the compensation you need to recover.

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