PRACTICE AREA DETAILS
- Lawyer Jordan P. Schnitzer
- Practice Area Spinal Cord Injury
- Location Las Vegas, NV
The spinal cord allows the brain to control the movement of the muscles along with the heart, lungs, and bowels. There are several different possible causes of spinal cord injuries. Whatever the cause, what they all have in common is that they seriously affect and can even threaten the lives of the injured, with a severe enough injury being devastating and permanently life-changing. You must be aware of your legal rights and what you can do about your damages while dealing with your injuries daily and long-term. If you have had a spinal cord injury in Las Vegas, you need a experienced and successful lawyer with that type of injury claim.
Trauma causes spinal cord injuries, with car crashes being the most common type of trauma. Other causes are:
- Negligence by another person, a lack of circulation.
- Compression from inflammation, infection, or tumor.
- Sports injuries.
- Falling from great heights.
A medical evaluation will take place to evaluate for the following signs of a spinal cord injury:
- Disc herniations or bulges/protrusions
- Loss of sensation in the limbs
- Fractured or dislocated vertebrae
- Paralysis or low muscle strength
- Loss of bowel or bladder control
Weakness, mobility, and muscle control issues are common in spinal cord injuries. Other effects include loss of bowel or bladder function; loss of speech; loss of sexual function; breathing difficulty; pain; numbness; loss of sensation; paralysis; and depression. A Spinal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas can investigate your injury on your behalf, handle liaisons with the insurance company, doctors, and other lawyers, and explain paperwork to you.
Spinal cord injuries require a lot of x-rays and other tests, such as CT scans or MRI scans. Besides medical tests, there is also rehabilitative and possibly, long-term care necessary for your recovery. A Spinal Injury Attorney in Las Vegas can help you seek compensation to cover your medical expenses, plus short-term and long-term damages such as lost income, lost earning capacity, and pain and suffering.
Some Spine Injuries Require Long-Term Care Solutions. You may need:
- Fusion surgery
- Disc replacement surgery
- Pain management injections
If you would like to pursue a spinal cord injury claim but don’t know where or how to start, we at the Schnitzer Law Firm can point you in the right direction. We will fully advise you about our legal services with a free consultation and specifically for your case. A Spinal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas from our team will be your ideal legal representation while you are on your journey to recovery.