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Stress due to a spinal cord injury is our problem

Have you recently experienced a spinal cord injury? If so, the attorneys at Gerling Law offer our deepest apologies. Unfortunately, we know how difficult and painful this time can be for you and your family. However, we also understand that you could benefit from speaking with a spinal cord injuries lawyer, depending on the injury. According to the National Spinal Injury Statistical Center, almost 17,000 people throughout the United States suffer from a spinal cord injury every single year. You do not have to face this confusing, painful, and challenging time alone. Leave the Legalities to the Lawyers Both mild and severe injuries can occur in various types of accidents. Automobile accidents, slips and falls, violence or assault, athletic injuries, and more can result in spine injuries. If the accident was not your fault, then you could be eligible for compensation. In other words, if this was caused by negligence of someone else, you might be owed some money. Therefore, speaking with a spinal cord injuries lawyer could prove to be beneficial. You will want someone on your side who has experience with these types of cases. Above all, your health should be your primary concern, many cases have a statute of limitations. Unfortunately, time is limited. A settlement can assist with missed wages and medical bills. In conclusion, let us handle the legal stress while you focus on your health and recovery. Gerling Law is a leading personal injury law firm dedicated to providing aggressive legal representation to individuals and their families.  With over 50 years of experience, Gerling Law has helped thousands of people in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky recover hundreds of thousands of dollars in a wide variety of personal injury and consumer protection cases, including trucking accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and social security disability. Gerling Law takes pride in the fact that we have never represented insurance companies, hospitals or large corporations and that we fight against powerful companies for our clients. If you need an experienced, dedicated personal injury lawyer, Gerling Law is here to help.  You can always reach us at 888-GERLING (888-437-5464) or through our website at www.gerlinglaw.com.

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Main Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

Any damage to a spinal cord may result in lifelong injury. Someone who has sustained a spinal cord injury may not be able to send messages to or below the area that has been damaged. Such an injury may lead to a loss of basic motor skills, communicative skills, and can even be so severe as to cause paralysis. While the effects may be severe, spinal injuries are rare. Those who have sustained such an injury were probably involved in one of the following events. Car Accidents The majority of car accidents are minor and won’t lead to the incurring of any severe injury. However, once in a while such an accident will occur that leads to irreversible injury. Always be safe when driving, but should the worst befall you or a loved one, call a local based Spinal Cord Injury Attorney or Car Crash Lawyer. Slips and Falls More often than not, a slip is more of an embarrassing accident than it is a life-altering one. The best-case scenario is that one who’s slipped blushes for a mere moment before moving on. However, occasionally a slip can result in something a bit more sinister. If you feel like the slip wasn’t entirely your fault, you should call a Premises Liability Lawyer in your local Evansville-Owensboro area to see if you have a case. Violent Altercations While rare, spinal injuries can result from violent altercations. Luckily this cause of spinal injury is easily avoidable, thus severely decreasing your chances of sustaining a spinal injury. A Sporting Injury Both youth and professional sports are slowly acknowledging the harmful effects that head injuries may have on players down the road. Yet while preventative measures have been taken for head injuries, no such thing can be found for preventing spinal injuries. If you feel as though the sporting organizations should be held accountable, you should call the Gerling Law Firm for a free consultation.

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