Spinal Cord Injuries

New Mexico Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys

Fighting for Spinal Cord Injury Victims in Artesia, Carlsbad, Hobbs, Jal, and Lovington

A spinal cord injury of any severity can turn your life upside down. Without warning, you may be facing permanent changes to your strength, sensation, and other bodily functions below the site of the injury. As you navigate the complex journey of rehabilitation and adaptation to a new way of life, the loss of independence and the need for ongoing medical care and assistance can be both financially and emotionally overwhelming.

At Simon Perdue, we can fight for you if you sustained a serious spinal cord injury at work or because of negligence. Our experienced New Mexico spinal cord injury lawyers are dedicated and relentless litigators who will work to secure maximum compensation to cover your losses through the workers’ compensation system or a personal injury claim. We do not give up and will not rest until we deliver the outcome you deserve. 

You are not alone, and we are ready to help enforce your rights. Call (505) 588-5962 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation today.

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Types of Spinal Cord Injuries and Their Impacts

Spinal cord injuries are typically categorized into two main types: complete and incomplete. A complete spinal cord injury results in a total loss of sensation and motor function below the site of injury, signifying that there is no communication between the brain and the areas affected. Individuals with a complete spinal cord injury often face a much more significant and longer-term impact on their mobility and daily life, sometimes requiring full-time personal care and assistance with activities of daily living.

An incomplete spinal cord injury means there is still some degree of signal transmission across the site of the injury. Put another way, those with an incomplete spinal cord injury may retain some movement or sensation below the injury level. Depending on the severity and location of the injury, rehabilitation can lead to significant recovery, although most victims still face lasting challenges. The variation in symptoms and recovery potential vastly increases the complexity of medical treatment and legal considerations following an incomplete spinal cord injury.

The physical impact of spinal cord injuries can also vary based on the location of the injury on the spinal cord. A paraplegic injury, which affects all or part of the trunk, legs, and pelvic organs, usually results from an injury to the thoracic, lumbar, or sacral regions of the spinal cord. Quadriplegia, also known as tetraplegia, results from damage to the cervical portion of the spinal cord and affects all four limbs, as well as the torso. The higher up the spinal column the injury occurs, the more severe the potential impact on the body’s sensory and motor functions.

Spinal cord injuries can have devastating and wide-ranging impacts that extend beyond the immediate physical impairments. The loss of independence can dramatically alter an individual's lifestyle and self-identity. Psychologically, individuals with spinal cord injuries are at a higher risk for depression and anxiety as they adjust to a new reality and altered aspirations. Socially, individuals might experience shifts in relationships and community participation, often needing to advocate for accessibility and inclusion. Economically, the cost of medical care, rehabilitation, and home modifications can be exorbitant, placing a significant strain on individuals and their families. 

The comprehensive nature of these challenges underscores the urgency with which you should seek capable legal representation to secure the resources vital for your long-term support and recovery. Our New Mexico spinal cord injury attorneys recognize what is at stake and can provide the aggressive advocacy you need during this difficult time.

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Recovering Compensation for Spinal Cord Injuries in New Mexico

Our New Mexico spinal cord injury attorneys know how to successfully navigate these cases. We can leverage our knowledge and resources to help you recover the compensation you deserve. 

If you suffered a work-related spinal cord injury, we can assist with all elements of your workers’ compensation claim. Your employer is likely required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, but that does not mean securing benefits (including money for medical treatments and some of your lost income) will be easy or painless. The insurance company could try to suggest your injury is not work-related or offer an inadequate settlement. At Simon Perdue, we are ready to fight to get you every dollar you are entitled to under the law.   

When your spinal cord injuries were caused by negligence, we can help you pursue a personal injury claim against the responsible party. Keep in mind that you may have the right to sue for a work-related incident if the negligence of a third party – someone other than your employer or a co-worker – led to your spinal cord injury. Our team is not afraid of a trial and will fight for economic and non-economic damages, including medical expenses, reduced earning capacity, and pain and suffering.

Do not wait to get legal advice if you recently suffered a spinal cord injury. Contact us online or call (505) 588-5962 today!

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Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries in New Mexico

While workers in certain more unavoidably dangerous professions may be at a higher risk of suffering a spinal cord injury in a work-related accident, these catastrophic injuries can also occur in everyday settings. Even a simple fall can lead to a spinal cord injury if you land the wrong way.

Our New Mexico spinal cord injury lawyers can help you understand your legal options in cases involving:

  • Slips and falls. When a person slips or falls, the abrupt force exerted onto the spine can compress or twist it beyond its normal range of motion. This can result in fractures, dislocations, or crush injuries to the vertebrae – the bony segments of the spinal column that protect the spinal cord. These injuries can occur in various settings, including at home, at your workplace, or in public spaces, and are usually due to sudden impacts or awkward landings on the spinal column. Property owners and occupiers have a legal duty to ensure the safety of their premises for visitors. This means that if the injury took place on property that was negligently maintained – such as a wet floor without proper signage, unrepaired walkways, or inadequate lighting – the property owner or manager could be held liable under premises liability law.
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