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Denver Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

Spinal cord injuries can have life-changing consequences for victims. If you have suffered spinal cord injury through the negligence or wrongdoing of another, contact The Fang Law Firm in Denver. Our experienced Denver spinal cord injury lawyers can assist you in holding responsible parties accountable and pursuing compensation for your losses.

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Why Choose Us for Your Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys?

  • Our Denver injury lawyers have more than 10 years of experience litigating over 10,000 collective cases.
  • We get proven results – our success rate is 98%.
  • We do not employ legal assistants or paralegals.
  • All our cases are handled directly by experienced spinal cord injury attorneys in Denver. They will give you their undivided attention.
  • Our Denver spinal cord injury lawyers operate on a contingency-fee basis, which means you do not pay us any legal fees until we reach a settlement or win your case.

What Is the Spinal Cord?

The spinal cord is the cylindrical bundle of nerve fibers and tissue enclosed in the spine. It connects nearly every part of the body to the brain, with which it forms the central nervous system.

Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

Damage to any part of the spinal cord can cause loss of strength, sensation, and body functions below the site of the injury. Spinal cord injury can be complete or incomplete.

  • Complete: All feeling and ability to control movement are lost below the site of the injury.
  • Incomplete: Some motor or sensory function remains below the site of the injury. Incomplete spinal cord injury occurs in varying degrees.

The lowest normal part of the spinal cord is called the neurological level of the injury. Depending on the location of the injury on the spinal cord, paralysis may be referred to as:

  • Tetraplegia: Also known as quadriplegia, this type of paralysis affects the arms, hands, trunk, legs, and pelvic organs.
  • Paraplegia: Paralysis affects the legs and pelvic organs and all or part of the trunk.

Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are caused by damage to the vertebrae, disks, or ligaments of the spine, or to the spinal cord itself. Traumatic spinal cord injury can occur with a traumatic blow to the spine that crushes, compresses, fractures, or dislocates one or more vertebrae. It may also be caused by a penetrating injury, such as a gunshot or knife wound. Bleeding, swelling, inflammation, and accumulated fluid in and around the spinal cord usually cause additional damage for days or weeks following the injury.

As stated by the Mayo Clinic, the most common causes of spinal cord injury in the U.S. are:

  • Motor vehicle accidents: Car and motorcycle accidents are the number one cause of spinal cord injuries, accounting for nearly half of all new spinal cord injuries every year.
  • Falls: More than 15% of spinal cord injuries are caused by falls. Among people over the age of 65, falls are the cause of most spinal cord injuries.
  • Acts of violence: Approximately 12% of all spinal cord injuries are caused by violence, often involving knife and gunshot wounds.
  • Sports and recreation injuries: Impact sports, diving in shallow water, and other athletic activities cause approximately 10% of all spinal cord injuries.

Contact Our Firm Today

Our Denver spinal cord injury attorneys know damages are high in spinal cord cases. It is essential to hold responsible parties accountable and recover the compensation you deserve. If you have suffered spinal cord injury, contact The Fang Law Firm in Denver today.