Complexities of a Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries are some of the most complex, dangerous, and sensitive that surgeons see. A victim who suffers an injury of this kind in a car accident, construction zone accident, or other type of accident faces a range of possible effects:

  • Minor head/neck pain with few long-lasting consequences

  • Reduced function of the eyes, ears, taste, speech, or limbs

  • Paralysis of the feet, legs, hands, and/or arms

  • Death

Because spinal cord injuries are so devastating and difficult to repair, they usually cost the victims very high amounts of money in the form of missed work, recovery and medical expenses, and often lifelong care in order to perform normal daily tasks. Victims should not take chances when seeking a financial settlement for a catastrophic injury of this nature; Killian Davis Richter & Mayle offers New Mexico residents top quality representation combined with compassion and experience.

Understanding a Spinal Cord Injury

The spinal cord is the “information highway” that carries impulses from the body’s many systems to the brain and carries instructions from the brain to those systems. When that highway is damaged by an injury, the system fails, causing paralysis. The spinal cord itself is protected by the bones of the vertebrae, but a severe impact can crush the small bones or pierce between them, severing the sensitive cord inside. Because the spinal cord is so critical to the body’s function, it is critical to stabilize the victim immediately following an injury.

  • Never move a victim with a possible spinal cord injury or ask him to move.

  • Emergency response personnel use specialized techniques and equipment to prevent any further damage to the cord by crushed bones or foreign materials.

  • Experts in spinal cord surgery minimize the long-term effects with advanced procedures.

  • Years of recovery and rehabilitation are often needed to restore function fully, and some damage is permanent.

Dealing With Spinal Cord Injuries

New Mexico car accident victims who have sustained spinal cord injuries face a road to recovery that is very long, difficult, and expensive. The personal injury attorneys at Killian Davis Richter & Mayle understand that, and they also understand how much evidence, testimony, and paperwork it takes to convince an insurance company to pay those victims a fair amount. When you choose to work with us, you will receive:

  • A free initial consultation, during which you can tell us your story and get our expert opinion on your next legal steps

  • Close personal attention and frequent updates on the status of negotiations

  • Respect, dignity, and the genuine concern of our lawyers and staff

  • Determined legal expertise on your behalf, working hard to win you a settlement that will cover all your expenses, not just the ones you face today