Edmiston and Colton Law Firm - Personal Injury

Recovering Compensation For The Injured
in Billings, Montana

What compensation can be recovered for a spinal cord injury?

Spinal cord injuries are often life-changing. Damage to the spinal cord or the nerves in the spinal canal can result in loss of strength and sensation below the level where the injury occurred. In cases of severe injury this loss can be complete, resulting in paralysis. Bodily functions such as bladder and bowel control can also be affected.

Motor vehicle accidents are the most common cause of injury to the spinal cord. Automobile and motorcycle accidents cause more than one-third of spinal cord injuries annually. Falls and sports injuries are other leading causes.

A person who has suffered a spinal cord injury caused by a negligent or distracted driver has a legal right to compensation. The injured party can bring a personal injury lawsuit and seek damages for past and future lost income, as well as rehabilitation costs and medical expenses. Damages can also be recovered for mental and physical pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

The costs of medical treatment, rehabilitation and physical therapy following an injury to the spinal cord can be very high. For this reason it is critical to recover as much compensation as possible through the legal system. Proving the full extent of damages in a spinal cord injury case requires thorough preparation. Medical experts can be called to testify about future medical expenses and rehabilitation costs. Vocational experts can present detailed calculations of the victim's loss of future earnings. An experienced personal injury trial lawyer will make sure every item of recoverable damages is presented to the jury.

Source: mayoclinic.org, "Spinal Cord Injury," accessed Aug. 7, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us for A Response

Contact Our Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

  • Super Lawyers
  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association

Keep In Touch

  • Edmiston & Colton
    310 Grand Ave
    Billings, MT 59101

    Toll Free: 877-413-7681
    Phone: 406-545-0889
    Fax: 406-259-1094
    Billings Law Office Map