Getting the Help You Need After a Spinal Cord Injury
January 16th, 2015|
We are able to control our body’s functions by sending electrical impulses between the brain and other parts of our body through a series of nerves and tissues that run through our spinal cord. When a spinal cord injury occurs though, these connections can be severed, which can cause the victim to lose mobility and some senses.
Luckily, there are several new treatments being developed for those who suffer a spinal cord injury. For instance, Yahoo News reports researchers have developed an exoskeleton suit a spinal cord injury victim can wear that can assist them with tasks they were once unable to do, such as walking or picking objects up.
These new treatments and medical devices can be quite costly though, and income may be limited after an accident occurs. That’s why the Terre Haute personal injury lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin say it’s so important to be aware of what options are available for compensation or as resource for income.
One option that may be available is Social Security Disability benefits, but you must be considered completely disabled, unable to work other jobs, and have worked long enough to receive benefits.
If your spinal cord injury was the result of another person’s negligence, you may be able to seek compensation from the party responsible for your injury through civil litigation.
Regardless of what options you choose to pursue, it’s important to know that you should have legal representation by your side and that we here at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin are here to help. Call us at (800) 477-7315 for a free consultation of your case.