In any kind of accident, one of the worst possible outcomes is severe and permanent damage to the spinal cord. Even with prompt medical treatment, people who experience this kind of injury often suffer significant or permanent loss of bodily sensation and partial or full paralysis.
If you intend to file a civil lawsuit over spinal cord damage caused by someone else’s negligence, retaining an experienced catastrophic injury attorney is a virtual necessity. Without help from a skilled Atlantic County spinal cord injury lawyer, you may have trouble recovering comprehensively for both the short-term and long-term impacts of your losses.
The spinal cord is the body’s information superhighway, connecting the brain to the rest of the nervous system so that signals can be sent throughout the body. Accordingly, any damage caused to the spinal cord has the potential to disrupt the flow of signals from the brain, leading to loss of motor control, sensation, and various other bodily functions.
According to the Mayo Clinic, a spinal cord injury can be classified into one of two categories depending on severity. An incomplete injury occurs when the spinal cord is bruised, twisted, or partially torn, leaving the victim with at least some motor control below the site of impact and often a decent chance at full recovery. Conversely, a complete injury entails the spinal cord being completely severed, leading to a total loss of sensation and mobility below the point of impact.
Injuries to the lower portion of the spine may result in loss of bodily function below the waist, or paraplegia, while injuries closer to the neck may cause loss of sensation and motor control in all four limbs and the torso, or quadriplegia. No matter the severity of a particular injury, an Atlantic County attorney could help an accident victim file suit against those responsible for his or her spinal cord damage.
Any accident that causes damage to someone’s spinal cord may serve as grounds for civil litigation. In order to successfully recover compensation, a spinal cord injury victim and his or her legal representative must prove that another party owed him or her a duty of care, and that they violated that duty in a way that directly caused the accident in question.
Assuming this definition of legal negligence can be met, a civil plaintiff could recover compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. However, it is particularly important in spinal cord injury cases to consider not only what damages a plaintiff has already suffered, but also what losses he or she is likely to experience in the future.
Depending on the circumstances, future losses stemming from damaged vertebrae could include loss of earning capacity, loss of consortium, expenses for physical therapy and rehabilitative treatment, and continued pain and suffering. A member of our team could help an individual plaintiff determine what to factor into his or her settlement demand based on his or her unique circumstances.
Spinal cord damage can still be extremely painful and debilitating even if you are able to make a full recovery over time. Unfortunately, permanent loss of motor function and sensation below the site of impact is a much more common outcome in these cases, causing various financial and personal damages that can last the rest of your life.
Obtaining comprehensive civil restitution for vertebrae damage can be extremely difficult without assistance from a qualified legal professional. To find out how an Atlantic County spinal cord injury lawyer could help with your case, call today to set up a consultation.
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My case settled recently after lasting 4 years. Grungo and Colarulo’s law firm were able to secure a large settlement award for my slip and fall accident. This money will help secure my future for the permanent injury I received as a result of the slip and fall. Everyone was very caring, and kept me informed throughout the entire process. Christine Lafferty is an excellent litigation lawyer. I highly recommend using them if you have been injured or in an accident. I hope I am never in a situation again to need their services, but I know who to go to if I, or any of my family members are ever injured. Thanks Grungo and Colarulo and staff for your compassionate service!
Thank you so much Grungo and Colarulo for helping me with my case. Special thanks to Erica Domingo, Esquire and her team. Erica Domingo and her team was very nice and helped me tremendously throughout my case like more than one year and half. They gave me the right advice and guided me through every step of my case. They gave me prompt and clear responses to all my questions. In addition, Erica and her team provided me with all the what if scenarios so that I can have a clear vison of the steps ahead.
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Thanks again Erica Domingo, Esquire and her team
My wife and I reached out to Grungo Colarulo in 2020 for advise on a legal matter. After a meeting with the Attorney and Paralegal, we decided to go forward with a case. This case required a lot of documentation, and expert review of the documentation which was aquired. Throughout the process, we were kept up to date monthly, and Grungo Colarulo was always responsive to any questions that we had. The entire staff at Grungo Colarulo are very professional, caring, and willing to go the extra mile. This firm is a definite recommend!
I left five (5) stars only because that’s as many as I could leave. If I could, I would have left 100 stars. Bob & Christine are the absolute best! My settlement far exceeded what I ever imagined. They are professional, friendly, and really listened to what I had to say. They kept me up to date with the progress of my case every step of the way. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
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First and foremost I would like to thank the whole team at Grungo Colarulo!! In addition to that, Stephanie & Riley & Drenna have done such an outstanding job taking care of me in such a difficult and low point of my life. I was in a bad car accident & did not know how to move forward with what to do and how to process. Those ladies were there every step, every inch, every mile & beyond with helping me when I had no idea how to navigate. I will forever be thankful for them and for the outcome of my case! If you ever need assistance I highly recommend this practice!!! Beyond professional, helpful, precise, caring, knowledgeable & humble!!!
From my first phone call to the end of my case this firm was on the ball!! Always responsive and professional and kept me up to date and informed. This is my firm for any future needs!
This was my first time ever having to have a lawyer for an automobile accident. From the beginning they took care of everything. They put me at ease so I could concentrate on my medical needs. Everyone I spoke to during the process were always extremely pleasant and knowledgeable.
Thank you to Grungo Colarulo for representing me and getting the settlement you did to help me move forward. I would highly recommend Grungo Colarulo to anyone who wants outstanding legal representation.
This team has been nothing but gentle an generous. Being as this was my first time dealing with a worker’s compensation case I was lost and nervous. But the Grungo Colarulo team has made me feel as comfortable as possible. My needs were addressed with care in a timely fashion. I knew what was going on every step of the way.
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A dear family friend referred us to a young attorney named Rich Grungo, Jr. We wanted answers and if necessary, justice for our father. From day one of a five-year journey, Mr. Rich Grungo, Jr. made our family and our pain his own. The man never stopped working for us. He kept us informed every step of the way. Questions were answered quickly and with great compassion and expertise. Even though Rich was always busy, he was never too busy for us. We always felt like we were his only clients
I had the opportunity to observe Mr. Grungo work in this case, both in the courtroom on the technical matters of the motions and also as his presentation to the jury in opening and presenting witnesses as well as utilizing animations… and drawings and films that were necessary for a proper understanding of the case…At all times during the presentation, Mr. Grungo operated mostly without notes and questioned the witnesses in a conversational manner which made it most effective. **
Thank you for everything. I honestly felt like you treated my son like he was your own son, for that I am grateful. I would recommend your services to anyone. Thanks for being so awesome to both of us.
It was a pleasure working with Bill. He constantly kept me informed. I would recommend Bill and his firm to anybody I know. They’ll be in good hands.
I had the opportunity to retain Mr. Colarulo for a vehicle accident I encountered. I give him my highest recommendation for anyone in need of an excellent Personal Injury Attorney. Not only does he have an in depth knowledge of the legal field, but he emanates a sense of trust-worthiness that makes you feel secure during the entire process. Mr. Colarulo has the knowledge, drive and enthusiasm that will get the job done for you. He comes highly recommended.
Hi Rich, Well I’m on my way up to college to finish packing my son’s stuff up and to go to his Graduation tomorrow. It’s hard to believe how fast and how slow, at the same time 5 years can go by. I was just thinking of you as I am getting ready to leave and wanted to thank you once again for everything you have done for my son’s future. You are a good and just man. God Bless to you and your family.