Delaware Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
Have you, or a family member, sustained a spinal cord injury in an accident caused by the negligence of another in Delaware or Southeastern Pennsylvania? If so, you may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation for your injuries, lost wages, medical expenses, diminished quality of life, long term care costs, pain and suffering and other economic losses. You should immediately consult with a skilled Delaware personal injury attorney handling spinal column injury claims.
Contact Delaware Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Beverly L. Bove at (302) 777-3500 for a free consultation. You can also email Ms. Bove here. Her personal injury law office is located in Wilmington, Delaware just off of Route 202 and offers ample free on site parking.
Spinal Cord Injury Statistics
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, in 2014, between 240,000 and 337,000 people suffered a spinal cord injury in this country. People with spinal cord injuries spent eleven days on average in the hospital. The estimated lifetime cost of a 25-year-old diagnosed with low tetraplegia was $3,398,426.00. It is important that you contact an attorney for a consultation regarding your spinal cord injury.
The Impact Of A Spinal Cord Injury On Your Life
A spinal cord injury can have a significant impact on your life. Depending on the extent of your injury, you may need lifelong medical care. This can result in a loss enjoyment of life, loss of wages, emotional distress, and pain and suffering. We invite you to contact our California spinal cord personal injury attorneys for a consultation. Our experienced personal injury attorney will ensure you get the compensation you need to treat your spinal cord injury throughout your lifetime. Let Delaware Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Beverly L. Bove help you through this incredibly difficult time.
Common Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are either classified as complete or incomplete injuries. A complete injury occurs when a person is no longer able to feel and move below the level of the injury, such as the case when people are diagnosed with complete paraplegia or tetraplegia. If a person is diagnosed with an incomplete spinal injury, he/she is still able to maintain some movement and sensory function below the injury level. Common types of incomplete spinal cord injuries consist of the following:
1. Anterior Cord Syndrome
2. Central Cord Syndrome
3. Posterior Cord Syndrome
4. Brown Sequard Syndrome
5. Cauda Equina Lesion
In addition to these spinal cord injuries there can also be Cervical Spine (C-Spine), Thoracic Spine (T-Spine), Lumbar Spine (L-Spine) , Sacral Spine and Coccyx Spine fractures.
The majority of spinal cord injuries are due to preventable causes such as car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents,, falls, workers’ compensation accidents or physical violence. Alcohol is a major factor in 25% of spinal cord injuries. Other common causes of spinal cord injuries arise from sports, recreation activities, and genetic diseases such as osteoporosis.
Spinal Cord Injury Liability
If a negligent person has caused you, or a loved one, to incur a spinal cord injury, you will have to establish liability in order to be compensated for damages. This will require you to prove the common elements of a negligence claim: 1) Duty of care; 2) Breach of duty; 3) Causation; and 4) Damages. If the jury finds that the defendant’s actions were negligent and caused your spinal cord injury, you will be able to obtain a judgment for compensatory and perhaps punitive damages.
Statute of Limitations & Delaware Spinal Cord Injury Claims
You have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim for bodily damage in Delaware. If you do not file your civil action during that time frame, the court will not hear your case. For this reason alone it is imperative that you contact Wilmington Personal Injury Attorney Beverly L. Bove as soon as possible after your accident. Any delay in retaining an attorney can make obtaining the benefits and compensation you deserve more difficult.
Contact A Delaware Spinal Cord Personal Injury Attorney
Delaware Spinal Column Injury Lawyer Beverly L. Bove is ready to assist you. If you, or a loved one, has suffered a spinal cord injury, contact Ms. Bove for a free consultation. With her network of resources, she will ensure you receive the proper medical treatment, benefits and financial compensation for your injuries. She handles accident, injury and workers’ compensation claims on a contingency fee basis meaning she charges no legal fees or assesses any costs if she does not recover for you.
Ms. Bove’s Wilmington, Delaware accident law office is located just off of Concord Pike (Route 202) and offers plenty of free on site parking.
The Delaware spinal column injury lawyers at our firm serve accident victims throughout Delaware and Southeastern Pennsylvania. This includes Wilmington, Newark, Pike Creek, Hockessin, Brandywine, Fairfax, Talleyville, Kennett Square, Chester, West Chester, Coatesville, Media, Upper Darby, Malvern, Phoenixville, Avondale, Downingtown, Broomall, Bear. Glasgow, Middletown, Odessa, Smyrna, Townsend, Dover, Milford, Millsboro, Georgetown, Seaford, Laurel, Dagsboro, Lewes, Milton, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island and Ocean View, Delaware.