Denver Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
Fighting Tirelessly for the Rights of Catastrophically Injured Victims
Spinal cord injuries are incredibly devastating. Often, they lead to severe, life-altering injuries, like paralysis, which have a massive impact on the lives of victims and their loved ones. Unfortunately, many spinal cord injuries could have been prevented, had another person or party not acted negligently.
If you or someone you love suffered a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s careless, reckless, or wrongful conduct, you deserve justice. At Larson Larimer Schneider, P.C., we fight for victims of negligence and seek to recover the maximum compensation they are owed for their losses. Our Denver spinal cord injury lawyers have over a century of combined legal experience and have successfully secured more than $250 million for injured individuals and their loved ones throughout Colorado. We are ready to put all of our resources, efforts, and skills on your side.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
Generally speaking, spinal cord injuries are separated into two categories:
- Complete Spinal Cord Injuries: A complete spinal cord injury occurs when all communication between the nerves along the spinal cord and the brain are severed. This typically results in some degree of total paralysis, whether paraplegia (paralysis of the lower trunk and legs) or quadriplegia/tetraplegia (paralysis of the arms, trunk, and legs). Complete spinal cord injuries also lead to loss of sensation, movement, and function in most victims.
- Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries: In contrast, an incomplete spinal cord injury happens when there is still some communication between the nervous system and the brain. Victims of incomplete spinal cord injuries may retain some degree of sensation, movement, and function of the limbs and trunk, though partial and/or temporary paralysis is not uncommon.
In all instances, the location and severity of the injury will play a large role in the effects it has on the victim’s body. Spinal cord injuries can be relatively moderate, such as whiplash or slipped/herniated discs, or extremely severe, such as paraplegia or quadriplegia/tetraplegia. In some cases, victims may experience paralysis of one side of the body or complications regarding movement and function in different areas.
How Do Spinal Cord Injuries Happen?
Spinal cord injuries commonly result from traumatic accidents and events. All too often, these incidents are entirely preventable.
Some of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck, train, and bus accidents
- Slip and falls
- Sports-related accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Acts of violence (assault)
In somewhat rarer circumstances, medical negligence can cause or worsen spinal cord injuries. In other instances, defective products and dangerous property conditions can act as the root cause of spinal cord injuries.
In any case, when someone else is to blame for the accident or incident that caused your injuries (or your loved one’s injuries), you can file a personal injury claim and seek compensation for your damages.
Holding Negligent Parties Accountable
As in all personal injury and catastrophic injury cases, in order to have grounds to file a spinal cord injury claim, you will need to prove that another person or party acted negligently or wrongfully and that this led to the accident or incident that caused the injury. You must also establish that the negligent party owed you a duty of care and that you sustained damages as a result of your injuries.
At Larson Larimer Schneider, P.C., our Denver spinal cord injury attorneys know how to investigate these types of claims. We conduct exhaustive analyses of the accident that caused your injuries, the nature and severity of your injuries, and the effects they have had on your life. From there, we are able to build a strong case aimed at securing all of the compensation you are owed for both your current and future losses.
Put a Powerful Legal Team on Your Side
Spinal cord injury cases are often very complex for a number of reasons—the nature of these types of injuries can make it difficult to determine your true costs, including costs associated with future and long-term care. Over time, the cost of treating a spinal cord injury can easily exceed hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars. Additionally, victims are often unable to return to work, sometimes permanently. This adds immense financial strain on individuals and families already facing mounting medical bills and other hardships.
At Larson Larimer Schneider, P.C., we understand exactly what you are going through, as well as the difficulties you still face. Our dedicated attorneys have the resources and experience to aggressively fight for the maximum recovery you deserve. Our goal is to help you get back on your feet so that you can focus on healing and moving forward with your life.
We offer most personal injury services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not owe any attorneys’ fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf. Our team is able to travel anywhere in the state of Colorado to meet with you if you are unable to make it into our office. We also provide legal services in both English and Spanish to better serve our clients.