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Las Vegas Spine Injury Lawyer

Spine injuries are catastrophic injuries that almost always result in permanent disability. The spine cannot heal from serious injuries, such as a severed vertebrae. Instead, the victim must live with loss of movement and sensation below the point of injury. Living with a spinal cord injury is difficult. It often requires lifelong medical costs, live-in care, and home and vehicle modifications. If someone else is responsible for causing your injury, learn the extent of your right to legal action. With help from our injury attorneys at Claggett & Sykes Law Firm, you may be able to recover for all your damages and more.

Negligence and Spine Injuries

Most spine injuries can trace back to a single act of negligence or breach of duty of care. A few examples include: A product manufacturer choosing not to recall a seatbelt with known defects, an employer failing to provide personal fall protection gear at a construction site, or a driver reading a text message and causing a collision. All these are examples that could ultimately lead to someone else’s spinal cord injury. It’s our mission to bring these parties to justice and demand fair compensation. Common circumstances that can lead to spine injuries include:

  • Car accidents. About 42% of spinal cord injuries occur in motor vehicle accidents. The spine cannot always withstand the tremendous forces that a vehicle collision asserts upon it. It may fracture from a major impact or crushing motion or sever from a defective restraint system. You should speak to a car accident lawyer to seek information about filing an injury claim.
  • Slips, trips, and falls. Falls from major heights, such as down a flight of stairs or from a scaffold, can break the back or neck. Falls account for almost 27% of all spinal cord injuries. Fall-related spine injuries can occur due to employer negligence, defective products, or unsafe properties. Therefore, these cases may abide by the laws of negligence, product liability, or premises liability.
  • Motorcycle accidents: Spine injuries are very common after a motorcycle accident, you are driving at high speeds which could result in a serious spine injury. If you believe your crash was caused by someone else’s negligence, a problem with infrastructure or a defective motorcycle part, you may be entitled to compensation. Reach out to a motorcycle accident lawyer in Las Vegas today.
  • Workplace accidents. The workplace can pose serious spine injury threats, such as heights, ladders, and heavy machinery. Workers who get caught in or between pieces of equipment could suffer traumatic spine injuries. Fall without proper protection devices can also lead to this type of damage.
  • Acts of violence. Gunshot wounds, stabbings, and other acts of violence account for about 15% of all spine injuries. It is possible to pursue a civil claim during ongoing criminal charges in Nevada. It is up to the victim or surviving family members to file the personal injury claim, while the City of Las Vegas will prosecute the attacker.

No matter the circumstances of your spine injury, consider your legal options. Your prognosis could mean your life will never be the same after your incident. You may be partially or fully paralyzed, on top of myriad related problems, such as respiratory issues and loss of bowel function. You need an attorney for catastrophic injuries. Our firm has won more than $80,000,000 for our clients in the last 12 years. We have what it takes to help spine injury victims in Las Vegas. Get in touch today with one of our experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyers for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.