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Spinal Cord Injury Attorney in Peoria, IL

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Spinal cord injuries are one of the most severe types of injuries that a person can sustain. These injuries not only cause immense physical pain and difficult medical symptoms, they also contribute to financial difficulty and emotional distress for the patient and their family.

If you or a loved one has sustained a spinal cord injury and another person’s negligence is to blame, Joel E. Brown, Attorney at Law can help. We have extensive experience in representing victims of catastrophic injuries, and will fight to get you the resources you need.

To schedule a free consultation with our spinal cord injury lawyer in Peoria, complete our contact form or call (309) 271-1118.

What is a Spinal Cord Injury?

Spinal cord injuries include any harm that happens to the spinal cord or the nerves within the spine. Often, these injuries happen because of the spine being crushed, hit, or cut. In less severe cases, a spinal cord injury can cause chronic pain and weakness. In severe cases, a spinal cord injury can cause paralysis and organ failure.

Causes of Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries can occur in any incident in which extreme pressure is applied to a person’s back or neck. Motor vehicle accidents are one of the most common causes of spinal cord injury, but these injuries can result from a variety of different types of incidents.

A spinal cord injury can be caused by:

Complete vs. Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

There are two types of spinal cord injuries: Complete and incomplete. When a spinal cord injury is considered “complete,” permanent damage has been done to the spinal cord. Complete spinal cord injuries cause paraplegia and tetraplegia. An “incomplete” spinal cord injury involves partial damage to the affected area of the spinal cord. Incomplete spinal cord injuries can affect a person’s mobility and organ functionality as well, but are not as severe as complete spinal cord injuries.

Compensation for Spinal Cord Injury Victims

Spinal cord injuries are often severe and require extensive medical treatment to address. For this reason, the victims of spinal cord injuries and their families are often responsible for costly medical bills. A person who is living with a spinal cord injury may also need to use devices or require in-home care to manage their condition — this contributes to greater expenses.

Due to the severity of spinal cord injuries, many patients are unable to work for an extended period of time. Some people are unable to work at all after sustaining a spinal cord injury. Lost wages are another major expense caused by spinal cord injuries.

Spinal cord injuries can also contribute to significant non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment or life, loss of purpose, anxiety, and depression.

It is possible to receive compensation for all of these damages by filing a claim against the liable parties. We can help you hold these parties accountable and recover the compensation you deserve.

Contact Us to Schedule a Free Consultation

We understand how difficult it can be to manage a spinal cord injury and handle the legal processes of a claim. Joel E. Brown, Attorney at Law is here to help so you can focus on managing your condition. We are available to discuss the details of your case and how we can assist you.

If you are interested in speaking to us, send us a message or call (309) 271-1118 for a free consultation with our Peoria spinal cord injury attorney.

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