Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys in Boise, Idaho
Our spinal cord injury attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve with the physical pain and suffering you have to endure. Spinal cord injuries caused by catastrophic and serious accidents, medical malpractice, and other incidents of negligence, recklessness, or wrongdoing are among the most devastating personal injuries to survive and the most difficult to overcome. At Pedersen & Whitehead, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to successfully represent spinal cord injury victims, applying all our legal skill and medical resources to achieve maximum compensation for our clients that meaningfully aids in recovery, now and into the future. If you or a loved one has sustained a spinal cord injury, keep reading and contact our offices in Boise or Twin Falls for a free consultation.
Leading Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
According to the Mayo Clinic, about 12,500 people survive spinal cord injuries each year. Yet, few people learn much about spinal cord injuries until they are injured themselves or must care for an injured loved one. In fact, most spinal cord injuries are preventable, and knowing the causes of spinal cord injuries can help you feel a bit less alone as you’re learning to live with the injury and working to overcome it. Based on the most recent statistics, the leading causes of spinal cord injuries (related to personal injury claims) include automobile accidents, falls, motorcycle accidents, medical complications, surgical errors, falling objects, pedestrian accidents, and bicycle accidents.
Of these, car accidents lead to more spinal cord injuries than any other single cause. The Boise personal injury lawyers at Pederson & Whitehead have handled many catastrophic car accident cases over the years, and we can help if you’ve sustained a spinal cord injury as the result of a car accident. We understand it can be difficult to feel dependent on others—even a lawyer—after a spinal cord injury. You want to go on living your life as you lived it before the accident. However, legal help may be exactly what you need to boost your strength and support network and to ultimately make a more complete recovery, physically and mentally.
Recovering from a Spinal Cord Injury
No doubt, recovering from a spinal cord injury is challenging. The average hospital stay immediately following a spinal cord injury is 11 days, and, depending on the nature of your injury, you may undergo surgery, be on a ventilator, and receive other lifesaving treatments. Many spinal cord injury survivors then transition to rehabilitative facilities for ongoing treatment, for which the average stay is 36 days. Physical therapy is also necessary in most cases, as soon as the victim is able and continuing for months, years, or so long as it is beneficial. A successful personal injury claim can help cover the short and long-term costs of recovering from a spinal cord injury.
Speak with an Experienced Boise Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has sustained a spinal cord injury and you live in Southern Idaho, please contact Pederson & Whitehead to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. With offices in Boise and Twin Falls, we represent injury victims throughout Southern Idaho, and we’re ready to help you.