Spinal Cord Injury

More than 250,000 Americans have suffered from spinal cord injuries. There are approximately 12,000 new cases of spinal cord injury each year. Most injuries occur between the ages of 17 and 30. The average age of spinal cord injuries has increased over time to 40.2 years today. More than 80% of spinal cord injury cases involve males.

Spinal cord injuries occur from a variety of sources with the most common being car accidents and falls.

When a person injures their spinal cord, the results can be catastrophic. Depending on the nature of the injury, the effects may range from a loss of sensation to paralysis.

Spinal cord injuries occur in a variety of situations:

  • Work accidents involving falls from ladders or scaffold. These often happen on construction sites. These injuries can cause workers to lose wages or possible prevent them from ever working again.
  • Diving accidents. Water can deceive the naked eye, and warnings must be posted to prevent these types of accidents, which can cause catastrophic damage to the spine and brain if someone’s head or back strikes the bottom of a pool or rocks in a lake or riverbed.
  • Electrocution where the electrical shock disrupts or damages nerves tracts. These are another possibility for construction or utility workers who have inadequate equipment or have stumbled into areas that should have been marked off for their protection.

Bullet or knife wounds that sever or damage the spinal cord. In 2015, the Las Vegas Sun reported the existence of around 300 street gangs in Southern Nevada. Some spinal cord victims are gang members, but others are casualties of violence between these groups. Many of these cases, however, are the result of reckless discharge of firearms or wielding of knives by those not affiliated with gangs.

Suffering from a personal injury? You have options with a Las Vegas attorney.

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Your best recovery depends on an experienced Las Vegas injury lawyer

After surviving a spinal cord injury, you may have concerns about your medical costs, diminished future earnings, and the affordability of long-term care. With the help of an attorney, you have the option to seek compensation from those responsible for your injury through a personal injury claim.

The Las Vegas spinal cord injury attorneys at Day & Nance have helped thousands of victims injured in Las Vegas. They’ll effectively work toward the best possible outcome for your case by partnering with you. They can help you find the appropriate medical care for your injuries, and they’ll work with your insurance company or the insurer of the parties responsible to ensure you receive a fair settlement to cover the cost of your immediate and long-term care.

If you or a loved one has experienced a spinal cord injury as a result of the negligence of someone else, give the Las Vegas spinal cord injury lawyers at Day & Nance a call so they can protect your rights.

Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys in Las Vegas, NV

A free consultation with the Las Vegas spinal cord injury attorneys at Day & Nance is just a phone call away. Attorneys Steven Day and James Nance have successfully represented numerous clients who have suffered from injuries to the spine. You may arrange to meet with us by calling or by filling out the form on this website.