Helping You Pursue Compensation After A Spinal Injury
The law firm of Norton & Norfleet represents clients in Kansas City who have been injured in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip-and-fall accidents and other accidents resulting in a spinal cord injury. Please keep reading for basic information about spinal cord injuries and to find out how a Kansas City spine injury attorney can assist you or your loved one.
Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are serious injuries that can change the way the body functions. Serious injuries to the spinal cord may result in paralysis:
- Quadriplegia (or tetraplegia): Paralysis from (about) the shoulders down
- Paraplegia: Paralysis from (about) the waist down
Spinal cord injuries are either complete or incomplete. An incomplete spinal cord injury means that the patient has some function below the level of injury. A complete spinal cord injury is one in which there is no function below the level of injury.
What Causes Spinal Cord Injuries?
Spinal cord injuries are often caused by violent force to the spinal cord. This is commonly caused in motor vehicle accidents and less commonly in slip-and-fall accidents, sporting injuries, and acts of violence. Spinal cord injuries can also be caused by disease.
Have You Suffered A Spinal Cord Injury In An Accident?
If you or someone close to you has suffered a spinal cord injury or paralysis in an accident caused by another person or party's negligence, talk to a lawyer from Norton & Norfleet in Kansas City. You may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries. Before you talk to your insurance company, schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys. We are on your side, and can help you pursue maximum compensation.
Contact An Experienced Attorney
To discuss legal options in Missouri after a serious accident that caused a spinal injury, please call Norton & Norfleet at 816-454-5800 locally or toll free at 866-251-5423. We also accept email requests for information.