A spinal cord injury is one of the most serious injuries a person can suffer in an accident in Westport, Connecticut. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a spine injury, you may be eligible for financial compensation if someone else caused the injury through a wrongful, reckless or careless act.
The Westport spinal cord injury lawyers at Connolly Brennan Ralabate, PC can help you understand and protect your rights as an injured accident victim. We are committed to helping clients and their families fight for justice and the financial compensation that they deserve for preventable spinal cord injuries. Request your free consultation today to learn more.
Although not all spinal cord injuries give victims the right to file personal injury claims in Connecticut, many do. Damage to the spinal cord and other life-changing injuries are often inflicted by human error and negligence. Someone is negligent if he or she does not use a reasonable amount of care. If you were injured in any of the following types of accidents, you may be entitled to compensation for your spinal cord injury:
These incidents are often caused by negligence or someone’s wanton disregard for the safety of others. If this is the case, the spinal cord injury victim may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit against one or more defendants in Westport, Connecticut. A successful lawsuit can give the victim justice by holding the at-fault party accountable. It can also result in a payout for the victim’s past and future related expenses.
Trauma to the spinal cord can cause a wide variety of injuries – some of which can be permanently debilitating for a victim. The spine is composed of bones called vertebrae, cushion-like disks, spinal nerves and fluids. When an accident damages any part of the spine, the victim can be diagnosed with a life-changing injury, such as:
In general, injuries to the uppermost part of the spine – the cervical spine and neck – are the most severe. These spine injuries can result in the permanent loss of feeling and function below the point of injury (paralysis). If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with any kind of spinal cord injury, discuss the possibility of filing a lawsuit with an attorney.
You are not alone as a spinal cord injury survivor or loved one. The attorneys at Connolly Brennan Ralabate, PC can help you and your family if you’ve been injured by the negligence of another. We will guide you carefully through the aftermath of your accident toward a resolution that is fair and just. We will fight by your side every step of the way. Call (203) 493-0093 or contact us online today for a free spinal cord injury case evaluation.