Poteau is the second largest city in Oklahoma with a population of almost 400,000. It is well known for being a place of southern comfort combined with cosmopolitan living. The comfort part means southern style living at its best. The cosmopolitan part indicates that Poteau has all the amenities of twenty-first-century progress … however, people still get injured, some resulting in a total change in the quality of the victim’s life.
Due to the serious nature of Spinal Cord Injuries, it is highly recommended you seek professional advice from a Poteau Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer.
There are several levels of a severed spine that you need to consider in terms of having total function in the body once again. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center at the University of Alabama, the types of accidents which cause most spinal cord injuries are:
The cord doesn’t have to be completely severed for there to be a loss of function in the body, such as using the hands or walking. A complete injury is one where there isn’t any function in the body below the area where the cord is severed. An incomplete injury is one that leaves some function left, but there is no way to tell which side of the body will be affected until the person begins to use the limbs and other areas of the body.
Most cervical spinal cord injuries result in the person being a quadriplegic. This means that there is no movement or feeling in the limbs of the body. Some spinal cord injuries result in the person being able to move the arms but not the legs. There are people who can move the hands and not the arms or the feet but not the legs. Some injuries result in a loss of bowel and bladder control and a lack of communication from not being able to talk clearly.
Offices in Poteau, Oklahoma, like Wandres Law, can help those who are looking for support when it comes to filing for compensation after a spinal cord injury. The office can examine the medical records and any police reports that are filed. Once the claims are filed, the office can work to get compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering to help with any future care that is needed.
Wandres Law takes all personal injury cases on a contingency basis meaning that you don’t pay a penny in legal fees unless you win your case. So in life-changing spinal cord injury cases, you have much more to lose by NOT having a short conversation regarding the details of your case, than you do from simply contacting us at (918) 641-4044 to determine whether you have a case or not.