Portland Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Fighting for the Rights of Spine Injury Victims in Oregon
The spinal cord is a delicate piece of our biology. When it is damaged in an accident or otherwise due to someone’s negligence, the results can be disastrous. Temporary or permanent loss of the ability to walk or use other body parts can occur. Many spinal cord injuries are ultimately fatal. Spine injuries at the best of times can take years to fully recover, requiring hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars in expert medical treatment.
If your spine was injured in a car crash, at a construction site, or on someone else’s premises, you should not have to bear this burden alone. You have the right to get your medical bills covered and your pain and suffering compensated. The Portland spinal cord injury attorney at the Law Offices of Timothy Grabe has over thirty years of experience helping accident victims recover the damages they are owed after serious Portland accidents. If you were hurt as a result of someone else’s negligence, you can rely on the trustworthy, passionate, and effective spine injury legal team at the Law Offices of Timothy Grabe. Call our Portland offices today for a free consultation.
Paralysis and Levels of Spinal Cord Injury
The spinal cord is the nerve highway of the body, connecting the brain to the rest of the body’s organs and limbs. An injury to the spinal cord is like a roadblock on the highway: It stops the signals from the brain from reaching the rest of the body, and vice versa. The higher the placement of the injury, the more body parts are affected by the injury.
For that reason, medical professionals typically categorize spinal cord injuries according to two factors: location on the spine, and completeness of the injury. A severe injury to the lower spine can lead to paralysis of the legs, while a less “complete” injury may cause some functional limitation but not a permanent loss. A severe injury to the base of the neck, on the other hand, can cause quadriplegia (loss of function of all four limbs), and may also impact the function of the body’s organs.
Spinal cord injuries are likely to cause pain and temporary or permanent functional loss at the best of times. If you believe you might have suffered a spine injury, see a medical professional as soon as possible. If you were injured in an accident, call a knowledgeable spinal cord injury attorney at the Portland Law Offices of Timothy Grabe for help seeking recovery for your harm.
Dangers of Whiplash
Whiplash is a neck injury caused by forceful, back-and-forth whipping movement of the neck. Whiplash injury is extremely common in rear-end auto collisions, but it can result from sports accidents, slip and falls, workplace incidents, and other physical traumas as well. Whiplash can occur even in slow-moving crashes: Due to the physics involved, the head of a person in a rear-end crash will whip around at a much higher rate of speed than the vehicles involved. In fact, more than one in 10 of all rear-end crash victims will develop some form of whiplash.
Whiplash can cause chronic pain, numbness, weakness, and functional limitations that can last for months or even years after an accident. If you have been in a rear-end collision or other traumatic accident, see a doctor immediately to check for signs of whiplash and other spinal cord injuries.
A Dedicated Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Can Help You Get the Recovery You Need
Spinal cord injuries are serious, debilitating, and painful. A severe spine injury can derail your life, leading to functional limitations, chronic pain, paralysis, and other disabilities. Severe spinal cord injury is often fatal. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, it is vital to get help from a seasoned spinal cord injury attorney as soon as possible to start building your case for recovery. The Portland spinal cord injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Timothy Grabe is here to help.
Our spinal cord injury legal team has more than three decades of experience helping Oregon accident victims recover the damages they deserve after suffering serious injuries. The Law Offices of Timothy Grabe is ready to help you investigate the circumstances of your injury, build your case, negotiate with defense lawyers and insurance providers, and ensure that you get coverage for the medical care you need. Our personal injury attorney has decades of trial experience and is ready to take your case all the way through a trial where necessary. We fight for you.
Call our Portland spinal cord injury legal team today for a free case evaluation.