When you’ve suffered a severe spinal cord injury or paralysis, you need strong legal counsel more than ever before. Ball, Kirk & Holm in Iowa City can provide just that and so much more. We are a law firm that locals know they can trust through and through.
Why should you trust us, too?
- Our firm was founded in 1958.
- Our attorneys have decades of collective legal experience.
- Our past clients have given us glowing reviews.
- Our case results have secured numerous huge wins for our clients.
When you speak with a law firm about your spinal cord injury case, you should work with someone who genuinely wants to do what is right for you. That’s us! We aren’t here to earn a paycheck, we’re here to change your life for the better by providing unbeatable legal support.
What is Paraplegia & Quadriplegia?
Spinal cord injuries are so devastating because this bundle of nerves controls many parts of your body. Slight damage to it can cause paralysis or the loss of control of a body part.
Two severe forms of paralysis are:
- Paraplegia: Paralysis of both legs is called paraplegia. It is often caused by damage to the spine near or just above the hips.
- Quadriplegia: Paralysis of both legs and both arms is called quadriplegia or tetraplegia. It is also often accompanied by loss of control of various organs throughout the body. Quadriplegia can be caused by spinal cord damage at the base of the skull or above the shoulders.
Paralysis can be temporary or permanent, as well as partial or total. The “least severe” type of paralysis is temporary partial paralysis of a limb. As the temporary paralysis fades and the victim regains control of the limb, severe and constant pain may be experienced due to underlying nerve damage. The most severe form of paralysis is permanent total paralysis, especially when it affects all limbs.
Treatments for Spinal Cord Injuries
If a spinal cord injury does not cause permanent paralysis, then it might be possible to gradually alleviate the worst symptoms of the injury. Typically, intensive physical therapy across several months is required. The cost of such care can be steep, so it is important to pursue a claim that demands the full medical costs you incur, now and in the future.
People who are permanently paralyzed will require special treatments to help them adjust to their new life. Many need day-to-day care from specialists and caretakers, such as nurses who visit them daily for general care. The cost of these treatments can also be enormous.
Demand Full Compensation & Nothing Less
The value of your spinal cord injury case can be influenced by:
- Past and future medical bills
- Rehabilitation treatment costs
- Wages lost due to being unable to work
- Physical pain
- Mental suffering
- Permanent disability
In rare cases, punitive damages might be available to spinal cord injury claimants and plaintiffs. Punitive damages are ordered by a court to be paid by the defendant for egregious negligence that led to someone else’s catastrophic injury. For example, if you were hit by a truck driver who was speeding at 150 miles per hour, then the trucker and their employer could be ordered to pay punitive damages. We can research your case closely to let you know if it seems possible for punitive damages to be pursued or if they are unlikely.
Time to Elevate Your Case – Call Our Firm
Let our spinal cord injury attorneys in Iowa City help you with all aspects of your case. We are ready to elevate your case and give it a strong chance of taking on the insurance defense team with a victory in focus. You deserve every penny of compensation owed to you, and we don’t slow down until you get it.
Please call (319) 220-0416 right away to speak with our Iowa City spinal cord injury lawyers.
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