When the nerves of the spinal cord are damaged, the location and severity of the injury determine the prognosis. Usually, the region below the injury is impacted, either in terms of sensation or mobility or both. Thus, the higher on spinal cord your body is injured, the more catastrophic the injury is likely to be. On the positive side of this tragic event, technological advances are making amazing inroads into enhancing mobility and sensation for victims of spinal cord injuries.
Fortunately, spinal cord injuries are relatively rare. Statistics are little comfort, however, if you are one of the unlucky few. While vehicular accidents are by far the most common cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States, accounting for nearly half of new injuries annually, other common causes of such injuries are:
At Jones Kahan Law, we make it our business to investigate your case fully. Once we determine your spinal cord injury is largely the fault of another person or entity, we will fight hard to get you the financial compensation that will help you restart your life.
According to Ohio law, more than one party can be held responsible for an accident. If, for example, you are found to have been inebriated at the time of the accident, you may be held accountable for some percentage of fault for your own injury. If the court determines that you are 20 percent to blame, you will only receive 80 percent of the damages awarded. If, for instance, we win $1 million for you, in this example, you would actually receive $800,000. You should be aware that in states like Ohio in which comparative fault is “modified,” if you are found to be more than 50 percent at fault for the accident in which you were hurt, you will not be awarded any damages at all.
Jones Kahan’s attorneys know that spinal cord injuries change the dynamic of your whole family in terms of financial support, personal relationships, abilities to help with countless chores, and just about every aspect of life. We will do our very best to make sure that you win all that you are entitled to, including:
Economic damages for:
In cases in which the defendant caused your spinal cord injury through extreme recklessness or intentional malice, our keen personal injury attorneys may be able to obtain punitive damages as well as the compensatory damages listed above.