Illinois Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

Illinois Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

Attorneys Representing Neck and Back Injury Victims in Chicago and Cook County

The spinal cord is a key part of the body's central nervous system, and damage to the spine can have devastating effects for a person, resulting in a great deal of pain, limited mobility, or paralysis. When back or neck injuries occur because of someone's negligence, victims should work with an attorney to determine their options for receiving compensation for their damages.

At the law firm of Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC, we know how a spinal injury can affect your physical and mental well-being and your family's finances. We are prepared to aggressively fight to help you achieve justice and hold the negligent parties responsible for the harm they have caused. We also believe in working to protect the safety of the general public by advocating for laws and regulations that will help prevent these types of injuries from occurring.

Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that run through the backbone, transmitting signals between the brain and the rest of the body. Any damage to the spinal cord can result in loss of feeling or movement in different parts of the body, depending on the level of the spine that is injured. When the spinal cord is seriously damaged or completely severed, this can lead to partial paralysis (such as paraplegia) or total paralysis (such as quadriplegia).

Spine injuries can occur in a wide variety of situations, including:

  • Car accidents - The impact of a motor vehicle collision can cause somewhat minor injuries to the back or neck, such as whiplash, or major damage, such as fractured vertebrae.
  • Slip and fall accidents - Falls on slippery surfaces can cause serious injuries to the back, and falls to a lower level can be even more dangerous, resulting in a fractured neck or serious spinal damage.
  • Medical malpractice - Errors committed during medical procedures, such as surgery to correct a herniated disc, can damage the spinal cord, leading to long-lasting pain, inhibited movement, or paralysis.
  • Sports injuries - Athletes may experience spinal damage when playing contact sports such as football, or they may suffer neck or back injuries because of broken or malfunctioning sports equipment.
  • Work injuries - Employees, such as those who work at construction sites, may be seriously injured when struck by falling objects or malfunctioning equipment.

The Impact of Spine Injuries

Injuries to the spine are likely to be very painful, and they can have long-lasting or permanent effects. The costs of treatment are likely to be very expensive, requiring multiple surgeries, ongoing physical therapy, and medication. These injuries can cause loss of feeling, movement, or coordination, or they may even lead to full or partial paralysis, and a victim's ability to work and earn an income is likely to be affected. All of this can add up to a huge financial burden that will place a great deal of strain on a family.

Contact a Lake County Back and Neck Injury Attorney

A spinal injury can wreak havoc on your life, and if your injury was caused by the negligence of a driver, doctor, employer, property owner, or product manufacturer, they should be held responsible for the damages they have caused. At TKK, we will work with you to pursue the compensation you deserve, ensuring that you will have the financial resources you need as you work to make a recovery. Contact us by calling 312-605-8800 to arrange a free consultation.

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