Legal Help for Spinal Cord Injury
The aftermath of any serious accident is challenging, but when the diagnosis is spinal cord injury, the challenges may seem insurmountable. Accident victims in Albuquerque, New Mexico, can receive help from Will Ferguson & Associates, a personal injury firm that provides consistent results for catastrophic injury victims. Our top-tier attorneys work strictly for plaintiffs, and we are committed to maximizing compensation for victims and families. Our firm is the largest firm of its kind in New Mexico, with the legal talent and resources to take on any insurance or corporate defendant. We offer contingency representation, so our clients do not have to pay any upfront attorney fees. Time is of the essence in seeking compensation. Please contact us today to speak to a lawyer or schedule a free consultation.
About Spinal Cord Injuries
Sudden trauma to the spinal cord can cause long-term neurological symptoms, ranging from chronic weakness and numbing sensations to total paralysis. The severity of the case depends upon the point of impact and degree of injury to the spine. Loss of sensation and motor control in the lower body only is called paraplegia. If the torso and arms are also affected, the diagnosis is quadriplegia, or paralysis from the neck down.
In either case, the victim’s ability to function will be significantly impaired after these catastrophic injuries. There will be an urgent and continuing need for accommodation of the injury, including ongoing medical treatment and at-home caretaking. As expenses drastically increase, there is often a corresponding loss of income, as well as a growing question about the victim’s future earning ability. The emotional impact of this situation on the victim—and entire family—cannot be overstated.
Personal Injury Compensation
Motor vehicle collisions are a frequent catalyst for spinal cord injuries, often caused by rollover accidents, side impacts, and ejections from the car. Spinal trauma is also common in collisions involving pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcycle riders. Other causes of paralyzing injuries include slip and falls and criminal attacks. In some cases, surgical mistakes and other forms of medical malpractice result in serious spinal damage.
Any scenario that leads to a spinal cord injury may mean negligence or wrongdoing are to blame for your pain and losses. The best time to speak to a lawyer is as soon as possible after an accident—before giving statements to insurance adjusters. At Will Ferguson & Associates, we have seen many spinal injury cases result in significant damage awards paid by insurers. Even when there is shared blame for an accident, New Mexico law allows injured victims to collect on their claims. It is vital to secure the help of a proven attorney to ensure your rights are given the priority they are due.
With decades of personal injury and wrongful death experience, our attorneys are prepared to fight hard for your right to full compensation after a devastating accident. We are backed by strong resources and a network of outside experts to help prove liability and substantiate damages for our clients. These authorities include scientific and accident reconstruction specialists, as well as forensic accountants.
Seek Legal Representation
If you or your loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, it is essential to seek the help of a highly qualified attorney. Please contact us now for a free consultation.