A serious back injury or spinal cord injury can change your life forever. These injuries can cause severe chronic pain, long term disability or even partial or full paralysis.
If you or a loved one has suffered a back or spinal cord injury in an accident caused by another’s negligence, it is vitally important that you seek the assistance of a competent personal injury lawyer who can effectively guide you through every step of the process of seeking compensation for your medical expenses, inability to work and the physical and mental suffering you have had to endure.
Everett and Snohomish County Personal Injury Attorneys
We are proud to provide clients in Snohomish County, King County and Skagit County with the knowledgeable advice and legal advocacy they need to recover from back and spinal cord injuries, including:
- Slipped or herniated disks
- Ruptured vertebrae
- Broken back
- Paralysis, paraplegia and quadriplegia
- Sciatica and neuralgia
As one of the leading personal injury firms in Snohomish County, our firm has helped numerous accident victims seek recovery for back and spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injury patients generally need lifetime care and require long-term treatments and in-home or assisted living care. We understand the complexity of these types of cases and the magnitude of the damages they cause. With each victim we work with, we fight for the highest amount of compensation feasible so that they can live in reassurance, knowing their needs will be met.
Types of Back and Spinal Cord Injury Cases We Handle
When someone sustains a back or spinal cord injury caused by another party’s negligence, our job is to help them seek justice and financial compensation for their losses. It doesn’t matter what person or entity caused the accident – be it another driver of a car, hospital staff, negligent property owner or manufacturer – we will determine who, if anyone, is responsible for your injury and take the necessary legal steps to secure a settlement for you.
Below are a few of the types of back and spinal cord injury cases we handle.
- Car and truck accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Slips and falls
- Defective products or parts
- Dog attacks
- Workplace and industrial accidents
- Accidents at public events, e.g., fairs, sporting events, concerts, etc.
- Medical mistakes, e.g., surgical mistakes
- Lifting heavy objects
Common Types of Back and Spinal Cord Injuries
Injuries to the vertebral structures, back muscles and surrounding ligaments are not only painful, but also slow to heal. Back injuries are one the most common workplace injuries. More than 170,000 employees have to take time off work each year because of them, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Back injury victims generally require substantial downtime for healing.
Some of the most types of back injuries include the following.
- Herniated discs (also referred to as bulging or slipped discs)
- Back strains and sprains
- Vertebrae fractures
Spinal cord injuries are some of the most devastating types of cases we handle at Deno Millikan Law Firm, PLLC. The parts of the body that are affected by the injury depend upon where along the spine the damage occurred. Victims and their families are forever changed by the injury and are forced to find new ways to cope with life. These types of injuries are labeled as either complete (total paralysis) or incomplete (partial paralysis), and our spinal cord injury attorneys are well equipped to handle both.
Ensuring that You Get all the Care You Need
Because of the long-term care required by spinal cord injury victims, it’s absolutely essential to ensure that they are fully compensated when they file claims or lawsuits so that all of their needs will be met, not only now, but for their lifetime.
When we take on a spinal cord injury case, we enlist the help of some of the most qualified field experts to put together a care plan for the life of the patient. These experts include medical specialists, mental health professionals and economists. By creating a comprehensive plan, we can ensure that all costs are included on the claim and that all financial needs will be met.
Our back and spinal cord lawyers will fight diligently for you.
If you or your loved one sustained a back or spinal cord injury in Washington, you are invited to call Deno Millikan Law Firm, PLLC for a free consultation. Let’s discuss your legal options and how we may be of service to you. Contact us today at 425-259-2222.
All personal injury cases are billed on a straight contingency basis. This means that we collect no fee for our services until you receive a trial award or negotiated settlement.