Des Moines Spine Injury Lawyer
Spinal Cord Injuries in Iowa
Spinal cord injuries can affect your ability to work, care for yourself, and perform everyday tasks. If you or your loved one has suffered this type of injury, an experienced Des Moines spinal cord injury lawyer at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. can help you seek compensation for your losses. Our team of aggressive personal injury lawyers is dedicated to providing effective, personalized representation to victims of spinal cord injuries and their families.
Whether your injury was caused by a car, motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian, or trucking accident; an aviation, boating, or train accident; a workplace injury, unsafe premises, defective product, or another source of unexpected personal injury, our attorneys will dedicate themselves to your case.
Call us today at (515) 705-0233 for a free consultation. We are available 24/7 to take your call.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are categorized according to type and severity.
Generally speaking, there are two main types of spine injuries:
- Complete: A complete spinal cord injury occurs when the spine is fully severed, meaning the victim experiences a complete loss of function below the point of injury.
- Incomplete: With an incomplete spine injury, the spine is injured, but the brain retains some ability to send signals below the point of injury.
While complete spinal cord injuries are the more severe of the two, often resulting in total or partial paralysis, incomplete spine injuries are more common and varied. Someone who suffers an incomplete spinal cord injury may develop one of several conditions, as well as numerous negative symptoms, from limited mobility to chronic pain to partial loss of various important bodily functions.
Damages for Spine Injury Victims
Anyone who has suffered from a spinal cord injury understands the devastation it causes to the victim and the victim’s family. Whether your spinal cord injury has impaired your ability to work or caused a catastrophic injury, such as paralysis (including paraplegia and quadriplegia), you deserve maximum compensation for your injuries.
Spinal cord injury victims may be entitled to compensation for monetary and non-economic losses, including but not limited to:
- Present and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning potential
- Cost of household services during recovery
- Mental and physical anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Diminished enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
Our firm is highly experienced in handling a variety of spinal cord injury cases related to motor vehicle and other catastrophic accidents and can help you fight to obtain damages for your injuries. Contact LaMarca Law Group, P.C. to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation with a Des Moines spinal cord injury lawyer today.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Spine Injuries?
All types of accidents and catastrophic events lead to spinal cord injuries. However, some causes are more common than others.
According to a study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), which looked at individuals who sustained a spinal cord injury between 2005 and 2011, the most common causes of spine injuries are:
- Automobile crashes, at 31.5% of all spinal cord injuries
- Falls, at 25.3% of all spinal cord injuries
- Gunshot wounds, at 10.4% of all spinal cord injuries
- Motorcycle crashes, at 6.8% of all spinal cord injuries
- Diving incidents, at 4.7% of all spinal cord injuries
- Medical/surgical complications, at 4.3% of all spinal cord injuries
Sadly, many of these accidents are the result of negligence. When careless drivers, negligent property owners, and criminals act recklessly, wrongfully, or with negligent disregard for the lives of others, innocent people can be seriously hurt.
If your life or the life of your loved one has been gravely impacted by someone else’s negligent or wrongful conduct, reach out to our Des Moines spine injury lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. to learn how we can help.
Fighting for Your Rights
A spinal cord injury may lead to significant medical care costs, pain and suffering, and long-term care needs. Contact our firm to speak with an experienced Des Moines spinal cord injury lawyer and learn more about spinal cord injuries and your potential for recovery. Our attorneys will work to ensure that you and your family recover the compensation that you deserve.
From your initial consultation through the resolution of your case, LaMarca Law Group, P.C. fights to recover the compensation you need to move forward with your life. Our attorneys will take a personal approach in analyzing the needs of your family and make an assessment for your recovery that considers both your immediate and future financial needs.
If you have been severely injured and suffered damage to your spinal cord, do not hesitate to schedule a case evaluation with LaMarca Law Group, P.C. We will immediately begin preparing evidence to build the strongest case possible on your behalf.
Contact an Experienced Attorney Today
At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., our team is dedicated to helping you recover, financially and physically, from your spinal cord injury. Because we offer contingency fees, we do not collect any upfront or out-of-pocket expenses from you. Instead, we only get paid if you do.