Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal Cord Injury

One of the most devastating results of a car accident or surgical error, short of death, is a spinal cord injury that leaves a victim unable to care for him or herself and confined to a wheelchair for life.

Nothing can take away the pain you are experiencing, but compensation can ease the financial strain. To find out how our firm can help you deal with the aftermath of a serious accident or medical malpractice, contact me, Chicago spinal cord injury lawyer Valerie Leopold, to schedule a free consultation.

Did Negligence Cause Paralysis?

Whether temporary or permanent, paralysis causes loss of muscle and many normal functions and abilities, fear, and depression. In my career as a personal injury attorney, I have successfully obtained millions of dollars through civil lawsuits for clients who have become paralyzed through two distinct ways:

  • Medical malpractice - Trauma to the spinal cord can cause paralysis. Very rarely but very tragically, mistakes during surgery can put pressure on the nerves in the spinal cord. Paralysis due to malpractice can also involve:
  • Serious accidents - Serious personal injury accidents include:

I understand the emotional stress that you are under as well as the physical pain and suffering you or your loved one has endured after a spinal cord injury. As your lawyer, I will make every possible effort to help you recover compensation sufficient for lifelong security.

The High Cost of Paralysis

Paralytic syndrome requires a lifetime of care. Besides the initial medical costs associated with paralysis, victims will require physical therapy, assistive devices, and other medical treatments. The financial impact of paralysis can be devastating. Aside from the financial cost of an injury resulting in paralysis, victims must deal with the emotional impact of becoming immobile. Our firm is sympathetic in our approach to helping accident victims. We will help you explore all your legal options for seeking maximum compensation after the accident that caused your injury.

Insurance companies work hard to defend these cases. Let us work hard for you.

No one knows when he or she or a loved one will be the victim of a serious accident. However, insurance companies are prepared to defend these cases on a daily basis. They can and do obtain photographs, reports, and witness statements immediately. You need a lawyer to protect your interests and obtain evidence that supports your case.

I have successfully handled accident cases not only throughout Illinois, but all across the United States. In one case, a young man who was returning from service in the Gulf War was killed in a trucking accident in Oklahoma. Another client was paralyzed when hit by a car while changing a tire. A small child lost his life when struck by a CTA bus on the southside of Chicago. A Joliet woman suffered a leg amputation in a motorcycle collision. I obtained substantial recoveries in all of these lawsuits.

Contact a Cook County Paralysis Attorney

Contact me, Chicago spinal cord injury lawyer Valerie Leopold, to schedule a free consultation regarding your spinal cord injury. Call (312) 781-6212.