Spinal Cord Injury Cases
The human spine is a vital piece of our mobility, and provides the structure that is needed to properly walk. Without the spinal court we would be immobile. Spinal cord injuries are particularly devastating because of how integral this part of the body is in supporting function and mobility.
Spinal cord injuries require a significant amount of care and treatment to properly recover. This may impact the time that it takes to resolve your injury case. If your treating physicians schedule you for treatment for an extended amount of time, that may require you to not resolve your cas euntil the treatment has completed. It is very important to do your best in following the instruction of your treating doctors regarding your treatment and recovery.
Often there will be a question of pre existing conditions in your spinal cord injury case. The defense in your case may seek to request prior medical records from you. These requests can be for a number of reasons. One primary reason for the review of your past medical records is to evaluate whether or not your spinal cord injury was sustained before the accident. A review of the medical imaging done in your treatment may provide evidence that the accident is what caused your spinal cord injury. Even if you have had issues with the condition of your spinal cord prior to the car accident, you still may be able to prove that the accident worsened your condition. This may allow you to collect damages for your spinal cord injury despite having a pre existing condition related to the spinal cord.