About Spinal Cord Injuries

In the realm of personal injury, spinal cord injuries are among the most catastrophic. According to The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, an estimated 12,000 people sustain spinal cord injuries each year, with the majority resulting from car accidents. Over half of these victims are between the ages of 16 and 30. Considering that most of these young people are hurt through no fault of their own, these tragedies are especially devastating.

Although physicians and researchers are always striving to improve a patient’s chances of recovery, the spinal column is a complex network of nerves, fluid, ligaments, and bone. In many cases, the impairment is permanent. When the spine is severely damaged, it generally impacts every other area of the body. Spinal cord injury victims often suffer multiple complications, including:

  • Paralysis
  • Incontinence
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Quadriplegia
  • Respiratory difficulty
  • Nerve damage leading to tingling and burning sensations
  • Loss of muscle control
  • Persistent vegetative state

If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord injury because someone else acted negligently or carelessly, fairness dictates that you should not have to pay for another person’s mistake. Although money can never replace what you have lost, the damages you receive will ease your financial burdens as you adjust to living with your injuries.

At Nugent & Bryant, we represent people who have been badly hurt with compassion and integrity. We are selective about the cases we take on – and for good reason. When we commit to your case, we truly believe in you.

The Cost of a Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries cost victims millions of dollars each year. Due to the debilitating nature of these injuries, many victims require extensive rehabilitation and in-home care. Frequently, victims must deal with bed sores, bladder and bowel incontinence, chronic pain and confinement to a wheelchair. Some victims will always need round-the-clock care for the remainder of their lives. Others must modify their homes to accommodate their injuries. For victims and their families, life is never the same.

At Nugent & Bryant, we draw upon a wide range of resources to thoroughly develop your case. Our focus is on showing the jury how your spinal cord injury affects your daily life. Most people take mobility and good health for granted. That is why we work hard to convey the everyday struggle spinal cord accident victims face. We use a variety of techniques to prepare your case for litigation, including compiling medical records, expert reports, physician testimony and accident reconstruction.

Contact Us Today. We Can Help.

If you have sustained a spinal cord injury, it is important to act as soon as possible. We know you have many choices when it comes to lawyers. Call us today to discover why we are different and how we have built a reputation for aggressively representing accident victims in the state of Connecticut. You can reach us at (203) 795-1111.