One of the most dreaded of diagnoses, a spinal cord injury, can be traumatic and life-changing. Our accident attorneys in Tacoma, WA, have seen the repercussions of paralyzing injuries, and are dedicated to helping victims and their families. When a negligent or reckless act causes catastrophic harm, we believe substantial compensation is deserved and worth fighting for. If you or your loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury in any type of accident, you need counsel from an experienced attorney at Leahy Law. We have been practicing personal injury litigation for more than 35 years, and we offer a proven record of results for our clients.
About Spinal Cord Injuries
Trauma to the spinal cord can lead to neurological injury that impairs communication between the brain and the body. Even mild injuries can cause debilitating weakness, numbing, and other chronic symptoms, and a severe impact may mean permanent paralysis. Depending upon the site of the injury, symptoms may affect only the lower body (paraplegia), or may result in loss of motor control and sensation from the neck down (quadriplegia).
The majority of spinal cord injuries occur because of motor vehicle accidents. These incidents can include pedestrian accidents and roadway collisions involving bicycles and motorcycles. Other common causes of paralyzing injuries include slip and falls, industrial accidents, and sports accidents.
Many victims suffer because of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. Injuries caused by another's reckless or dangerous behavior can include:
- Reckless DUI cases or the careless inattention of a distracted driver
- Faulty vehicle parts causing an auto or commercial truck accident
- A poorly maintained property causing a slip and fall
- A purposefully violent attack by a player in team sports
- Surgical error caused by a distracted or negligent doctor
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Compensation for Devastating Injury
If you or a loved one have been injured because of another party's reckless or negligent behavior, you deserve to be compensated. Spinal injuries will often require lifelong medical intervention, therapy, care accommodations, and more. At the same time, victims may face a diminished or lost income and the loss of a vital caregiving role in the family. These traumatic injuries have a tremendous impact on every member of the family. You need an experienced legal team on your side, fighting for your rights so you can focus on recovery.
Patrick Leahy and Brice Leahy understand the difficulties you are facing, and our team is dedicated to assisting accident victims to recover justice. Insurance companies will invariably try to pin blame on accident victims to avoid a steep pay-out. At Leahy Law, we dig deeper and dig harder until we find the truth, securing all available evidence to prove our client's case. Oftentimes, those without attorneys lack the connections to experts who can back their case. We work with a substantial network of medical and legal specialists to ensure that your case is as strong as possible.
Our investigative attorneys are tenacious and strategic as we work to create a strong case and substantiate clear damages.
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Seek Proven Counsel
Please contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation. Our tireless legal team can fight for your rights to compensation. At Leahy Law, we also work on a contingency fee basis, so there is no up-front retainer required. We receive our attorney fees when you receive your settlement or jury verdict.